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Founder and TCM Practitioner
Negar lives in Markdale, Ontario, Canada. Since childhood Negar has been inspired by plants, animals and in short nature, philosophy, and art which always remained her interest along with her profession as a computer software specialist. She started self discovery and life purpose journey at a very young age and at the age of 21 she started practicing Heartfulness meditation. She believes that practicing meditation since
youth has helped her to get closer to the core of her being and find her true purpose in this life time. She has always been fascinated with natural remedies and herbal medicine, this led her to receive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2017, and to practice this ancient holistic approach. She enjoys spiritual education and discoveries, as well as poetry, drawing, design, music, nature, gardening, cooking and baking. Lern more about Negar ...
BSC CCIR, For Your Better Health
"Truth seeker…so often we wait until we have health issues before deciding to return to nature’s way of healing, and prevention is an afterthought. No matter where you are in your life, whatever your situation, I’m here to help you build a path to wellness that works."
– Cheryl Millett
Cheryl Millett is a Holistic Nutritionist, Iridologist, and Mind-Body Healing. In an easy to understand way, Cheryl consults and presents with a belief in whole foods, omegas and cleansing giving her clients the education and tools to create a better quality of life. Learn more about Cheryl ...
TCM, Acupuncture, Taichi Qigong Practitioner
Jim's interest in Taoist arts spans more than forty years and many teachers. It was observations and experiences in tai chi and qigong that inspired him to study traditional Chinese medicine. Following undergraduate Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, Jim received a Master of Science from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1995. Certified nationally (US) in 1994 and licensed in
California in 1995, he interned in China in '95/'96, including at Beijing TCM hospital before it was opened to foreign students. More recently, Jim studied at Yo San University, receiving a clinical doctorate in integrative medicine, healthy aging, and longevity, with a thesis on TCM research methodology. In 1999/00, Jim helped establish the first comprehensive acupuncture program in Toronto at the Toronto School of TCM. He has taught qigong and medical qigong at schools in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. In private practice in downtown Toronto, he is also on faculty as well as a clinical supervisor at two schools. Jim has been consistently practicing and teaching all aspects of tai chi chuan for more than thirty years and his passion for the Taoist healing arts is undiminished.
Naturopathic Doctor and Ayurveda Practitioner
Dr. Leena Athparia, is a naturopathic doctor who enjoys working with individuals to treat health concerns and improve quality of life. Her caring and dedicated approach helps individuals feel supported and inspired to improve their health with treatments tailored to their unique constitution. Blending modern diagnostic tools with traditional systems, Dr. Athparia treats the person
as a whole. She practices in Toronto as one of the few naturopathic doctors with extensive training in Ayurveda. This traditional system of medicine helps individuals understand their body-mind and align themselves to the healing power of nature through self-care practices, yoga & meditation, customized diet, herbal medicine and bodywork. Dr. Athparia, ND graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011 and further pursued her passion in Ayurvedic medicine in a comprehensive 1500-hour program and is a certified Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor. She continuously upgrades her training, and offers workshops locally and internationally in conferences. She contributes regularly to publications and her blog which was awarded in the Top 75 Naturopath blogs. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and has been involved in many volunteer projects abroad. She is also a classically-trained musician and performs violin when she has time. She loves spending time in nature, preparing fresh food and practicing yoga and meditation as part of her own healing journey. Learn more about Leena ...
Energy Worker and Practitioner
Erleen started her journey of seeking alternative and natural medicine, after many years of emotional and physical pain, medication and dealing with side effects. In her quest she has achieved recognized training and licenses in Cellular Expansion [which is taught in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and she is the only practitioner trained in this field in Canada], Reiki - Level 1 and 2, Alchemical Healing - Level 1 and 2, and Access Consciousness - Running The Bars.
Also she uses an iMRS Mat - Intelligent Magnetic Resonance Stimulation which gives off the same magnetic frequencies as our Mother Earth.
Consciousness Activist & Educator
Negin is a consciousness activist, educator, and coach, a Brighter Minds facilitator, a Heartfulness trainer, and the founder of Be 8nfinite, a platform for online transformative learning. She holds a Master's degree in architecture and is continuing her studies towards a Doctorate of Consciousness Studies in Psychology.
Negin rejoices in inspiring and supporting youth and adults to get in touch with their inner being and meaning to find their balance, wisdom, and power, to identify their unique ways of expression and their most impactful roles in society, and to expand their consciousness. Learn more about Negin ...
Inner Peace Coach, Cold Immersion Specialist, Meditation Facilitator
Marie Bodine is an inner peace coach, a cold immersion specialist and a certified meditation facilitator who travels throughout North America helping people stress less and enjoy their lives. Marie works with elite athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, performers and other professionals looking to feel confident about the daily decisions they make, and to live fully in those powerful decisions. Marie believes that any dream can be realized with the right mindset and heartset coupled with loving and deliberate present moment action.
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CYC, CCH
Trish is a Pottawatomi/Mohawk woman who is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded Territory/ Neyaashiinigmiing. Her areas of expertise are being both teacher and counselor. Trish works in Owen Sound at her private practice as a wholistic practitioner where she uses a variety of tools while assisting the people who come to see her. Trish is Snapping Turtle
Clan and carries the spirit name Evening Hummingbird Woman (Naakshii Nanooshkaas Kwe). Trish is a mother of four young men and lives and works in her home territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (Grey and Bruce Counties). She is a granddaughter of Wilmer and Lucie Nadjiwon and daughter to John Meekins and Anita Nadjiwon. Her family, community, nation, roots and culture are of utmost importance to her and she believes she is doing the work Creator has set out for her. Learn more about Trish ...
Practitioner and Teacher of Ayurveda
“I truly believe that any health issue, addressed rightly and at the right time, can be totally healed. My mission is to provide the most effective care with simple remedials.” – Ismat Dhala-Nathani
Ismat Dhala-Nathani’s commitment to natural medicine has spanned twenty-four years and three continents. She brings specialized knowledge and the highest professional standards to her
unique model of integrative Ayurvedic care—a blend of traditional Indian medicine with Western holistic and naturopathic medicine. Her practice is especially empowering to members of modern society because she offers both the authenticity of ancient wisdom and the practicality of simple methods that fit into our fast-paced, stress-filled daily lives. Ismat Dhala-Nathani integrates clinical proficiency with compassionate care, a combination that results in self-healing, inner understanding, and empowerment for her clients.Her experience with Ayurveda ranges from initiate to doctorate, academic to administrator, but first and always: an empathetic healer and teacher with the distinct advantage of equal training in Eastern and Western health sciences. Learn more about Ismat ...
UMASS Senior Certified MBSR Teacher
Amir is a graduate of University of Toronto, where he studied psychology and adult education. His interest is in mind-body-heart interaction and their role in healing and well being. This interest pulled him to India where he has spent the past 15 years practicing and teaching Mindfulness and Heartfulness meditation and their application in life and psychotherapy.
He is the founding director of the Center for Mindfulness in Health and Medicine at Atieh Hospital in Iran and Director of Omega Wellbeing, based in India. Learn more about Amir ...
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner & Certified Yoga Therapist
Ayurvedic lifestyle has been a way of life for Kanchan since her childhood. This has been a family tradition for many generations. Growing up, Kanchan kept observing all the benefits that this lifestyle presents and that piqued her own interest in the subject. She became certified as a Yoga Therapist at the young age of 20. She has been a resident yoga therapist in many old age
homes, addiction centers and women's rehab centers around the Greater Toronto area.In the meantime, Kanchan actively pursued her studies and research in Ayurveda and became certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. She now consults people to manage various ailments through proper nutrition, ayurvedic remedies and yoga, pranayama and meditation techniques. Kanchan is a visiting Ayurveda faculty in BITTS (Brampton Institute of Trades, Technology and Sciences) and holds monthly workshops throughout the GTA educating people on the benefits of Ayurveda and living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle. Kanchan also owns a brand of Ayurvedic Skin Care products called Dewy Naturals where people can buy all natural ayurvedic formulations to help achieve a glowing complexion. When Kanchan finds time out of her busy schedule, she dabs her hands in painting and is a known Visual Artist in the GTA with many exhibitions to her credit.