I'm a multi-passionate individual with varied interests and a really big heart. In all honesty, I’m still trying to figure out what exactly it is that I do and the medicine I provide.
Here are some titles I might by go:
Yoga Teacher, RYT® 200
It all weaves together to provide an integrative approach
Where I've been...
When I decided I no longer wanted to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I didn’t know how my expertise in communication would weave itself into my next professional chapter. Yet, the more I develop my coaching & astrology practice, the more I realize how much I support my clients in strengthening their communication skills. Communication is essentially an exchange of energy and is a crucial component of any relationship (including the relationship with yourself).
When I worked in healthcare, I specialized in dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and communication disorders of adults with acquired & degenerative disorders, including palliative care. This provided unique insight on the gaps in long-term care and the public health system (not only for clients but also for practitioners) as well as inspiration to work in preventive, holistic health.
I wanted to do work that aligned with my values and combined my various skills, expertise, and interests. This led me to the world of entrepreneurship.
MY EDUCATION & TRAINING INCLUDE:
Bachelor’s & Master's degree in Health Services (Speech-Language Pathology, bilingual FR/EN) - Laurentian University, B.Sc.S., M.Sc.S. (2017)
Yoga Teacher Certification 200hr Vinyasa & Awareness Based - Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga and Wellness (2019)
Summit Scale to Success in Ethical Business - Kait Visser (2020)
Professional Life Coach Certification - Transformation Academy (2021)
Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies Certification with Linda Thai (2021)
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology candidate - Yorkville University (completion Summer 2024)
Plus, over 5 years of self-directed study & professional practice in astrology under the mentorship of Richard Malette.
Here’s what else makes me so qualified…
As a domestic abuse and trauma survivor in relationships, I've been catapulted into a journey to discover who I am, claim my power, cultivate a loving relationship with myself, and heal. I know what it's like to feel unsafe in your body and in the world. Support systems, astrology, menstruality, yoga, somatic embodiment, and other body-based therapies have been fundamental resources in my journey of self-becoming.
I've also awakened to the role of systemic oppression in the challenges I face as a menstruating woman. By connecting to my own pain and privilege, I've gained deeper compassion for those who face greater challenges.
A need for personal healing birthed into a passion for helping others and a desire to create a more loving, harmonious, connected world; today and for future generations.