I believe we are all inherently healthy people. We are resilient, just like the planet we live on, and we have the capacity and can learn how to instinctively care for ourselves.
I’m here to guide you in this journey, through practices in massage, yoga, food and farming.
Since a young age, my parents worked hard to instill healthy values upon my three siblings and I. We were all born at home with a midwife, and grew up on the family farm, which became fully organically certified in 1988.
I learned the value of becoming a conscious consumer early in my life.
It was important to my parents that their children felt connected to the land, understanding where our food comes from and learning what it means to be healthy.
I’ve always aimed to be an active participant in my health.
I went to the University of Guelph, where I played varsity soccer for four years while earning my degree in International Development with an emphasis in Rural and Agricultural Development. From there, I went on to graduate from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy with Honours in June 2014. Continuing my education in this field is an ongoing process and in 2016, I earned my 200 Hour Yoga Teaching certificate.
Now, I get to combine all three of my core passions for farming, yoga and massage in the work I do to inspire changes in my clients’ lives and help them improve their overall wellbeing.
I believe no body is perfect, but every body is profound.
I am happiest when practicing a holistic approach to living in my own daily life, and helping my clients find the right balance in theirs. I believe our bodies have the ability to heal themselves; we just have to be willing to listen to them
“We need to start living in a state of conscious health rather than one of reactive health.”
Conscious health is a paramount part of who we are, and it’s established through a deep connection between mind and body. It requires a higher understanding of our internal needs.
Of course, this is a challenge in a time when societal influences pressure us to become someone we’re not. Our healthcare system is not designed to support this internal awareness. Growing up, we learn to visit the doctor when something isn’t feeling right. We’re told to take this drug, to go to this gym, to eat this food.
But we need to stop getting distracted by all of this external noise and instead focus on listening to what our own bodies are telling us.
Of course, this takes work. It’s an ongoing process; and there is no quick fix. But taking care of yourself shouldn’t feel like a burden. Let me show you how.