My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Wellness Coaching and Movement Therapy
Once a week I practice at the Open Centre as a Wellness Coach and Movement Therapist, who aims to help people feel well and capable within their unique bodies.
I am particularly interested in bringing wellness practices, body awareness and movement confidence to marginalized communities who endure systemic conditions that predispose them to illnesses while also impeding their access to holistic well being. As a Black health practitioner I am sensitive to these issues and actively work on dismantling oppressive systems around me as well as within myself. I inherited this mindset and practice from my maternal grandmother who was a community healer / fanmsaj (midwife) who worked through manyen (manual therapy), nutrition and remed fey (herbal medicine). Her presence guides my work and has greatly informed how I move through this world.
In my own life time I have amassed a BSc in Exercise Science (Kinesiology) from Concordia University, a professional certificate in Kinetic Swedish massage from Kiné-Concept, 3 internships in Athletic Therapy, 6 years of experience in personal training/health coaching and a lifetime of dancing. From all these fields and influences I built a practice that embraces the interconnections between the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sociocultural aspects of our beings.
Some of the services I offer include: holistic wellness coaching, functional movement evaluation and education, postural assessments, ergonomics and workplace safety education, injury rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise programs, active massage treatments, and personalized movement flows.
I occasionally host group wellness workshops. To know about upcoming workshops follow my fb page.
For booking, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org