I was called to the world of healing at age 19 when I studied Reiki. This opening ignited my passion for energy medicine and led me to 4 years of training at the prestigious Barbara Brennan School of Healing at age 24. Since graduating in 1999, I have offered over 4000 treatments in my full-time private healing practice, alongside my work as a yoga teacher.
Weaving together 20 years of experience in Craniosacral Therapy,Energy Healing, Plant Spirit Medicine, and Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution work, has given me the ability to see deeply into your body, psyche and spirit. I can track the moment to moment changes in your energy field and body in response to your shifting thoughts, emotions, and life experiences as you share your story with me.
My mission to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicine has led me to practice alongside others at several Ottawa clinics including Wind Over Earth, the Clinic Upstairs, Vitallife, and Sage Wellness. For 14 years I practiced under the business name Dove Heart Healing. In January 2012, I opened my own Studio in Chelsea, Quebec, Studio Dove Heart Yoga & Sante.
Along my journey I have had the blessing to work with three elders of indigenous spiritual paths and another incredible spiritual Pioneer:
I travel yearly to the UK and Wales to work with my primary teacher, Eliot Cowan, under the auspices of the Sacred Fire Community reconnecting with my Welsh and Gaelic ancestral heart. I've also studied a bit of Scottish Gaelic at Ottawa U, and been to the Scottish Gaelic language school on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
I spent 2 years between 2005-2007 working intensively with Plains Cree Elder Kenny Awasis in sweat lodge ceremonies and doing a traditional 4 day fast.
I began a 5 year pilgrimage process in Mexico in October 2014 under elder and shaman Don David Wiley and Deanna Villa Señor. This work is to deepen my connection with an indigenous path centred around the Goddess.
From October 2015-April 2016, I mentored under Shelley Lemaire of Incoming Souls learning to embody deeper and deeper states of Unity, Love, and Expansion beyond the realms I learned about at the Barbara Brennan School.
In a world that seems to be going crazy with violence, information overload, stress, consumerism and ecological degradation, nothing gives me greater hope than to see courageous people turning to face their pain, calling forth their light and purpose, thus embodying grace, enthusiasm, radiance, and healing in our world.
The search for attunement to what is TRUE continues in each treatment I do, each class I teach, each moment I connect.
When I am not moving healing energy through my body, I like to just plain MOVE. This could be a daily dive into my neighbour - the Tenaga River (occasionally even in April and November) - free-form ecstatic dance, anything outdoors, my daily yoga practice, or African drumming and dancing around a bonfire.
When I finally sit still, you might find me listening to the wind, a tree, the land, or the voice of Fire.
I'd love to hear from you and connect with your Heart & Soul.