Meet our awesome team of mobile wellness providers in Ottawa who specialize in a variety of wellness areas, from registered massage therapy, aesthetics and makeup application to yoga, personal training, holistic nutrition and alternative healing therapies. Each of our providers comes with their own unique experience, but they all share a common passion for wellness and a desire to help Nurtured Life clients achieve their goals.
Meet our providers!
Jas is a passionate yogi and certified RYT 500, deeply committed to making yoga accessible to every BODY, no matter your health and fitness level. She prides herself in helping her Nurtured Life clients improve their mental and physical well-being and has spent the last 15 years cultivating a holistic approach to my yoga practice centered around mindfulness. Jas leads yoga teacher training, transformative group classes and wellness retreats. Her specialties include corporate group sessions, strength and technical practices, working with individuals with anxiety, working with people who are healing from injury, sports teams and athletes, prenatal, alignment workshops, and spine and hip health.
Heather is a Versailles Academy certified aesthetician, with over 35 years of experience in the beauty and wellness industry. As a Nurtured Life service provider, Heather offers her clients a variety of services including relaxation massage, facials, Aromatouch Technique, manicures and pedicures. Heather takes pride in ensuring her clients enjoy a relaxing experience, tailored to their health and wellness needs. Heather is also a practitioner of Thai massage and Reiki level 3 certified.
Nicole is passionate about helping her Nurtured Life clients achieve their goals. A graduate of the International Academy of Massage, she utilizes many techniques in her approach to treatment including: prenatal, deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial therapy. She always focuses her treatments on the needs of each individual client and tends to incorporate both therapeutic and relaxation techniques depending on your needs. Nicole is registered with the CMTO.
Matt is a personal trainer and holistic coach who helps his Nurtured Life clients reach their health and fitness goals. Health and wellness has been his passion for almost 25 years. Matt believes that healthy change for the body, mind and spirit make you better in all aspects of your life! Matt has 17 years of personal training experience and has worked with a variety of clientele in helping them achieve their wellness goals, from fat loss, strength training, endurance, bodybuilding, injury prevention and balance/symmetry. His areas of specialty include: coaching on proper form, posture, technique and tempo of exercises; customized nutrition plans and supplementation to optimize results; mind, body, spirit integrated coaching for holistic balanced wellness.
A registered holistic nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and certified Reiki Master, Sandy works with her clients to support them with healing tools to restore well-being and a sense of balance. She is interested in understanding the root cause of any health challenges you may be experiencing. Sandy will formulate a targeted nutrition plan based on your personal circumstances. Sandy specializes in individualized nutrition assessments and strategies; nutrition tactics to alleviate pain/inflammation; managing anxiety through diet, Reiki, and thought/behavioural modification; clearing issues that are preventing you from being the best version of yourself; and lifestyle coaching.
Danielle is a consciously living yoga and meditation teacher, holistic health coach and nutritionist. She is passionate about living sustainably and holistically, and inspiring others to find balance in all areas of their life. She enjoys helping her clients connect to their highest purpose and set realistic intentions. She has taught yoga and wellness workshops internationally and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and embarking on her newest adventure as a Nurtured Life provider in Ottawa, Ontario. She prides herself on her ability to meet others at whatever stage of their healing journey and working together to bring mindfulness and fulfillment into their daily lives.
Christopher completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Smith Falls Yoga and Wellness Centre. He also works as a mental health counselor. Having an academic background in psychology and psychotherapy, enhances how Christopher teaches his classes, especially with students who are coping with various mental health issues. Working with his Nurtured Life clients, he aims to balance pranayama (breathing exercises) and asanas (poses) in a way that allows them to discover their own connection to yoga, but also giving them the opportunity to challenge themselves in an environment that is peaceful and free from judgement.
Amanda is an innovative yoga healing and wellness practitioner. She is a certified yoga practitioner – specializing in prenatal practice – and is also certified Reiki Healer. She started her journey as a yoga teacher and embarked into her first YTT program while her oldest was 9 months old. Her journey to Reiki began much earlier in her career – the healing benefits to her were so powerful, she decided to pursue her Master Reiki certification as well. She credits her children as her inspiration to follow her heart and spiritual healing path. She uses techniques that help cut and clear cords that have been holding you back and keep you stuck.
Kelsey is a registered holistic nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Reiki practitioner. Born and raised on a farm in Manotick, Ontario, her upbringing allowed her to appreciate the importance of how food travels from farm to table. She recognizes the importance of how incorporating fresh, local foods into meal plans cultivates enriching lives for her clients. Working with supplements in a nutrition store has shown Kelsey the wide range of benefits we can get through different vitamins and minerals. In addition to her nutrition-focus, Kelsey often includes aromatherapy and Reiki in her practice. Aromatherapy has many amazing benefits and uses that can enhance experiences in day-to-day life.
Sarah is a professional makeup artist, providing mobile services to the Ottawa area. She studied Makeup Artistry at Algonquin College and absolutely loved the program. She offers a wide variety of makeup services including bridal, special events, graduation, prom, photography and special effects applications. She is constantly researching and learning about new techniques and products to ensure you not only look you best self, but that you feel it too!
Perry is certified RYT 200 yoga practitioner specializing in group and men’s yoga (especially those new to practice) to help improve vitality, ease pain and tension and share relaxation techniques. Perry focuses on Hatha yoga and spinal health in particular. After ten years of committed practice, Perry enjoys sharing what he has learned in his teacher training with those that can benefit from his teachings the most. Perry believes that slowing down and relaxing has incredibly healing value.
Laura is a certified yoga instructor having earned her 200 hour RYT and also has a 30 hour Advanced Yin and Meditation training. She has a BA in philosophy and psychology, and is a certified consulting hypnotist and 5-Path advanced hypnotist. Laura offers a unique approach to her yoga practices which includes the healing powers of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Using EFT at the beginning and end of a yoga practice is a powerful way to bring students into this ideal state. Tapping on the energy points for just a few minutes brings the body and mind into a very relaxed, focused state. As a certified 5-PATH she helps people work through any given issue within a few sessions.
Kristy is a Life and Fitness Coach. Her passion for inspiring people to create change in their environment was born from her own struggle to cope with debilitating chronic illness. Her experience motivated her to pursue a vibrant path to health and wellness. She has deep empathy for those that struggle to make valuable change in their lives and prides herself on her ability to help her clients, no matter their background or health status, identify and integrate healthy lifestyle choices to increase their overall vitality.
Nathalie is a passionate and powerful coach. She is a professional certified coach with the International Coaching Federation, an Erickson Certified Professional Coach and a Trauma-Informed Certified Coach. Nathalie is extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives and to support corporations in having healthy strong teams that perform at their highest level. Nathalie specializes in leadership coaching, couple’s coaching, trauma-informed coaching (PTSD, depression/anxiety and PPD) and her personal favourite – working with highly ambitious and high performing individuals. Regardless of who you are and what you want to accomplish for yourself or your company, Nathalie will be a key player in ensuring your success.
Samantha graduated from the three-year Algonquin College Massage Therapy Program in 2016 and is a member of both the CMTO and RMTAO. She has taken additional training for Myofascial Release and Massage Therapy for Pregnancy. She is experienced in providing peri-natal (pre-natal and post-partum) massage, relaxation massage, trigger point release and myofascial release. She teaches people how to integrate home-care practices into their everyday routines to extend the benefits of massage and looks forward to helping you on your wellness journey. Samantha enjoys yoga, working out, reading, and gardening with her husband and pets.
Helen grew up in the Toronto area where she discovered, from personal experience, the importance of health and why maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial. In 2000, while posted in the military and stationed in Ottawa, she decided to pursue a career in helping others how to find effective healing modalities/skills to reach optimal health. Thus, in 2009, graduated with honours as a Natural Health Practitioner from International Academy of Health Sciences in Ottawa where she obtained a certificate in Reflexology for feet/hands/face, along with other modalities. From her experience and practice of applying reflexology to help relieve pain, improve one’s initiate healing ability and maintaining proper blood circulation within the body, she decided to become a registered reflexologist. And in 2013, she obtained her registered certification as a foot reflexologist with RAC (Reflexology Association of Canada). Helen has been active for 7+ years within the Ottawa community, sharing her passion and skills as a RCRT on how reflexology can be beneficial to one’s overall health at various healthcare shows and community events such as, Ottawa’s Bluesfest, Healthy Brain and Body Show, Ottawa Zoomer Show, Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo, etc. Helen is constantly learning and growing to obtain other skills and knowledge within the alternative healthcare field such as massage therapy, nutrition and hand reflexology, etc. Helen is committed in providing the best treatment and care for your body, mind and spirit thru the principals and benefits of reflexology.
Katherine is a registered holistic nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and certified personal trainer from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their health and wellness goals using a holistic approach to whole body wellness. Katherine looks for nutritional imbalances in the diet, as well as contributing factors from lifestyle, stress levels, emotional and environmental influences. Each coaching plan she creates is tailored to suit client-specific needs, aims to restore a healthy balance, and consists of uncomplicated real foods for real life. Her areas of focus are, but not limited to: optimizing everyday nutrition, weight loss and sports performance, hormonal balancing, and digestive healing for clients of all ages.
Divyang is a registered Physiotherapist in Ontario. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2001 from India. He worked in a corporate hospital for more than 7 years in India and has worked in Ottawa since 2015. He has experience in the private and public sector in Ottawa. He acquired experience treating a wide variety of conditions and injuries including stroke, parkinson’s disease, brain and spinal cord injury, hips and knee surgeries, fractures and post operative managements, motor vehicle accidents and geriatric conditions. Divyang is certified to use acupuncture treatment whenever indicated. He strives to help clients of all ages and activity levels to decrease their pain and return to optimal functioning by utilizing patient education, exercise, and hands-on therapy.
Amilia is a fully licensed medical aesthetician, who graduated with honours from Versaille Academy. Her main goal is to leave you feeling your best! Amilia has a reputation of being outgoing, friendly and honest, and makes sure your satifaction is met before the service is over. Amilia specializes in skincare and relaxation massage, and also has two years experience creating eyelash extensions to best suit your features.
Rackal has experience in the medical aesthetics field and has taken many emplacements as a makeup artist and medical aesthetician. She was a makeup artist for over 10 years and has worked with a variety of customers. She has obtained a great amount of knowledge, skills and experience working for many different makeup brands, hair salons and freelance. Rackal attended Versailles Academy for Makeup Artistry and Laser Hair Technician. She also has training in Microdermabrasion, Waxing and Electrolysis. She hopes to help customers see more beauty within themselves, help add a smile and elevate their level of happiness with the use of makeup artistry.
Jennifer graduated with Honours from the International Academy of Massage and is registered with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and Registered Message Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO). She has a background in health care, with previous experience as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in geriatric health. Through her direct experience in aiding the senior population, she was empowered to have a career where she was able to work along aside individuals in order to improve their health. Jennifer uses a variety of Swedish Massage techniques to reduce tension and restrictions in soft-tissue, while promoting relaxation. She also incorporates several advanced techniques into her treatment regimens. These include Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Contract Relax Stretching, Hydrotherapy applications as well as Modern Cupping Therapy techniques. Jennifer is in the process of completing all levels of the Vodder Lymphatic Drainage Technique; a gentle form of massage that reduces swelling in the body. She currently has her basic certification and is set to complete the next series of her courses in June and September of 2019.