At Lavender Lane Wellness Centre we integrate healthcare professionals with holistic practitioners to provide comprehensive care for mind, body, and spirit, all under one roof. We are a dedicated team providing high-quality services to improve performance in every aspect of life. Our goal is to assist every member of our community to attain a life of peace and abundance, to help clients exceed their functional goals, to help build strong-minded and healthy families and communities – all in a warm, empathetic, and friendly environment.
Meet our Team
Usui Reiki Master
PT, BScPT, BScKin, CAFCI
Christine attained her Kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo before completing her degree in…
Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has been practicing physiotherapy and acupuncture for nearly 20 years.
Christine is a gifted clinician, using manual therapy, acupuncture and comprehensive exercise programs to help clients aged 3 months to 90+ years regain normal function in a warm, fun environment. A passionate client advocate, Christine frequently cross refers to complementary health professionals and holistic practitioners; has extensive knowledge of the healthcare resources available in our Region; and guides clients through the bureaucracy that is often involved in accessing health care.
Christine discovered the benefits of Reiki as she was searching for holistic methods to assist her child who is diagnosed with ADHD. The entire family has benefitted profoundly from Reiki, by guiding the recipient to handle stressful situations and emotions in a healthier manner, improving communication and harmony both at school and within the family.
Studying Reiki in order to benefit her child’s health, and to resolve her own feelings of professional corporate burnout has inspired Christine to expand her practice into a more holistic setting where aspects of the entire person (mind, body and spirit) may be addressed.
Certified Emotional WEIGHT LOSS COACH, EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE PRACTITIONER, REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST (RHN)
Nancy is passionate about helping you live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.
She would love to assist you in claiming your health, wealth and confidence. By helping you release unresolved issues from your past, you will be able to enjoy more abundance in the present. Nancy has a reputation for being able to get to the heart of what needs to be healed effectively and quickly.
When Nancy’s son was diagnosed with autism, there was not a lot of help available. Changing her son’s diet had a profound impact on his autistic behaviours. This inspired Nancy to study to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Along with diet, Nancy began to look at her belief systems and emotions. Once she began to release these, it enabled her to better support and empower her children. This process led her to become a Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. Our emotions and beliefs hold us (and often our loved ones) back from living the life we are intended to live.
EFT has been found to assist with: Addictions, Anxiety, Cravings, Depression, Bladder infections, Autoimmune disorders, Weight loss, Financial blockages, Limiting beliefs, Pain, and many other issues!
Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
Gaurav Singra loves his work and always wants to see that his clients are happy and healthy by providing optimum care.
He enjoyed each and every moment of working in multidisciplinary units.
Gaurav moved to Canada a few years ago and worked as a physician’s assistant and trained to be a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, gaining immense experience working in the Canadian healthcare system.
A life-long learner, to gain further understanding of advanced health care and to provide better service to the community, he attained a Master of Public Health (UK). He continued to enhance his professional development; Gaurav is also a certified Postural Neurologist and Postural Expert from the American Posture Institute (US). Presently, he is pursuing his education in Doctor of Osteopathy to acquire advanced skills in the field of manual therapy.
Gaurav believes his patients will benefit from his varied health care skills, experience, education, attention to detail and his compassion. Gaurav is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and exceeding client expectations. If not in the clinic you can find him enjoying time at Starbucks or Second Cup.
DR. DANIEL ADLER
Daniel was born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. After graduating from his high school of Waterloo Collegiate Institute,
he went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario in London. Although always very active, it was there that Daniel turned his love of playing sports into coaching. He spent all four years of his university days coaching a women’s flag football team. Daniel then went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where he excelled academically and earned Dean’s List standing.
Daniel has since returned to Waterloo, bringing with him his coaching experience and professional training to help his patients achieve their maximum health. Whether you’re suffering from an old sports injury, dealing with daily aches and pains, or looking to improve your overall health, Daniel is here for you.
NLP LIFE COACH, CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Marilyn teaches a form of Kripalu yoga, which is a well-balanced Hatha yoga session.
Marilyn has a long growing passion and drive to help others – she finds great fulfillment and joy through Empowering people to reconnect with their self-expression.
As a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 17 years, she attained a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from Wilfred Laurier University, and many continuing education credits.
Passionate about travel, she has lived in Australia for a year; rented a house in Canmore Alberta for a summer living amongst the mountains; and led yoga at a silent meditation retreat in Hawaii, to name a few. A lover of adventure, she’s gone swimming with wild dolphins and humpback whales while pregnant with her daughter; embarked on a 2-week Habitat Adventure build in New Zealand; and hiked the mountains of Milford Sound with an arm in a sling and an injured knee after a jet boat crash.
Gradually she realized something was missing in her life working in the corporate world, but couldn’t put her finger on it, she was drawn to Yoga and Tai Chi and tried both modalities.
One day she took the plunge and chose to change her career – tackling the challenges of being both self-employed and a single mother.
Changing careers and becoming a single mom at the same time was one of the most challenging experiences of her life – to go from a steady paycheck into the financial unknown. It has been one of the most freeing and rewarding experiences.
Fear has challenged her several times on this journey. Repeatedly she has endured the tests and have learned to rely on trust and faith that this is where she is meant to be.
Through the lessons gained through her life experiences, it is her Mission to inspire others to live a fully self-expressed life in hopes that the skills gained from her journey can guide them along their path to a happier, healthier life physically, mentally and emotionally.
Intuitive Channeler, Ohana Generational Healing Practitioner, Quantum Crystalline Energy Practitioner
Hello, my name is Lynn Baribault, and I am an Intuitive Channeler, Author, Certified Ohana …
Generational Healing Teacher/Practitioner, and Quantum Crystalline Energy Practitioner. Additionally, I offer very insightful One-on-One Channeled sessions, Oracle Card Readings, and I teach Intuition and Channeling classes.
Originally from Quebec City, I am fully bilingual and offer my services in both English and French. My first vision came to me when I was only 6 years old.
Since then, I have developed my intuition and my connection to Spirit. Having just recently retired from being an elementary teacher of 32 years, I am ready to teach classes which are more in line with my true purpose!
I am the proud author of “How to Raise Your Children with Wisdom and Awareness”. In this book, I share the wisdom I channeled from Spirit Guides, Archangels, and Ascended Masters who, from above, have set to motion a series of shared insights, exercises, and prayers to guide parents and/or guardians in this important role of raising children. I am currently working on my second and third books to be published again with Balboa Press, a division of Hay House. My second book will be featured in the Hay House online catalogue as I was chosen by Balboa Press as one of their visionary authors. I can’t stop pinching myself!
Other healing projects include using Healing Grids I was downloaded with, which use crystals and a body scan to ascertain and balance energies. As well, I am in the process of creating my own deck of oracle cards, having channeled the names and meaning of the 25 card deck. Spirit is AMAZING and I am truly blessed to have been gifted so many skills which I am so happy to share on a full time basis!
I am also in the process of taking a Death Doula course which will allow me to accompany families and their loved ones as the individual transitions to the other side. Being able to hear, feel and see Spirit, I hope to offer guidance and peace of mind, heart and soul. I enjoy the opportunity to grow, learn, trust and share the Wisdom of the Spirit World!
Feel free to contact me if you want to chat and see which services best suit your current needs as I offer healing for all ages from children, teens, adults and the elderly.
“Peace within is peace living”
BA, RMT Registered Massage TherapisT
Vanesa has always been equally passionate about the arts and sciences and their relationship with one another.
She first achieved an Honours Degree in English Literature and Rhetoric at the University of Waterloo in 2014. After a stint in digital marketing, she then went on to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy at Mohawk College where she found a passion for massage therapy.
After successfully passing her provincial exams to become a Registered Massage Therapist in August 2017, she has delved deeper in the field since then, developing an interest in concussion management, headache/migraine relief, and women’s pelvic health.
Her holistic and collaborative approach to massage therapy gives her clients the experience necessary to not only treat the source of your pain, but the education and tools necessary to help manage their pain and stresses beyond the treatment room.
In between seeing clients, she utilizes her literary and rhetoric background to help bridge the gap between massage therapy and its role in the healthcare field as an evidence-based option for pain and stress management.
She does this through engaged advocacy in the community and through her Instagram platform and website, Encircled Healing.
When she is not in the treatment room, you can find Vanesa cooking up a storm with her partner and enjoying delicious eats or hanging out with Tulsi the cat!”
R. AC, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Certified instructor of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation
Joshua Webster R. Ac has been a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncturist for over seven years.
In addition, he has also been a Certified instructor of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Meditation for over fifteen years. Additional services that he provides include Cosmetic TCM Acupuncture, Shiatsu Massage, Tuina Massage, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga and Tibetan Heart Yoga. Learn proper yoga posture technique from Joshua in order to prevent injury and to gain the most benefit from your classes! Joshua’s primary goal in teaching yoga is to provide students with the tools they need to bring more joy, health and happiness into their lives and the lives of those around them.
Rana came to Canada in 1998 from Saudi Arabia with a degree in optometry
Unfortunately, Rana was not able to practice optometry in Canada due to the difference in education and regulations. She then decided to pursue the career in the beauty business and became a hairstylist.
In 2014 Rana went back to school, and she works at a dental office as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist. While working as a Dental Assistant Rana realized how anxious and nervous the patients were in the dentist chair, and she also noticed that she absorbed some of that anxiety and fear. Rana had a vision of becoming a healer — she didn’t know about Reiki at the time, but she saw herself place her hands on those patients, helping them with their anxiety and stress.
Years later she came across Lavender lane when her daughter wanted to buy crystals for her collection and they both went in and met with Christine, who was the parent of her daughter’s friend at school. When the opportunity to take the Reiki Practitioner level courses became available, Rana was the first to sign up for the Reiki Level 1, which was shortly followed by Reiki Level 2.
When not working at the dental office or as a hairstylist from home, Rana enjoys spending quality time with her 2 children and 4 cats. and crocheting. Rana practices Reiki in her daily routine and performs services on friends and family whenever possible.
Rana has a huge drive to help people deal with their daily struggles through energy healing and spiritual guidance. She has a massive collection of healing crystals that help her in her daily life.
Rana is energetic and enthusiastic about her work and loves to laugh. She has learned how to live with the gift of being an empath, recognizes the energy around her, and delivers powerful Reiki and Chakra Balancing sessions as a result.
BECKIE POIRIER MCNAMARA
Certified Fitness Instructor
Certifications: Canfitpro, Fitness Instructor Specialist, TRX Suspension Trainer, Bootcamp, Keiser Spin
I wear many hats! I have always loved fitness and taking care of my body both Inside and out. However, when I became a Mom at 38 years old, I quickly learned that my body had Changed!
Although I was physically able to perform the fitness routine I used to do before Baby, my body was not accepting the workouts I was putting it through, and not changing back to the physical form I had before Baby.
This made me realize that because I had a Baby, a C-section, and I was 38 years old. I must change the workout routine, so that it is a Priority to workout and Train in a way that suits my New Body– HEALTHY AND STRONG ! Smarter not Harder!
For the benefit of both myself and my Clients I have been studying Diastasis Recti and Lower Pelvic Floor Strengthening. These are VERY common physical issues following pregnancy and CAN be corrected.
My passion is to help my fellow Moms and Friends become HEALTHY AND STRONG in order to love the body they have, and be able to to enjoy moving on a day to day basis. I like to focus on Functional Training so You can be Strong Forever!
I would love for You to join me in Geared To You fitness classes, you will become stronger and feel confident in Your own skin!
REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST
Denise’s goal is to help you to create a happier, healthier and more energetic version of YOU!
Prior to becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Denise was a Senior Business Analyst at Sun Life. When her husband was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, they both decided to make some drastic changes to their eating habits and lifestyle. Shocked at how good they both felt from the changes they made, it inspired Denise to enroll at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition so she can help others feel their best.
Using the Nutri-System Profile, Denise helps uncover deficiencies or imbalances in your body that can be the cause of any one of the following symptoms; general fatigue or weakness, head aches or migraines, poor concentration or memory issues, difficulty digesting certain foods, struggling with weight loss or food sensitives, constipation or diarrhea, feeling depressed or irritable, experiencing frequent mood swings, PMS symptoms, hot flashes from menopause, or suffering from recurrent illness or infections.
Based on the findings of your Nutri-System Profile, you will be provided a personalized wellness program that supports your unique health needs and your health goals. The program also includes clean eating menu plans that incorporate nutritionally dense foods, recommended natural sourced supplements and lifestyle modifications that accommodate your personal needs.
CERTIFIED EFT PRACTITIONER, CERTIFIED TFWL COACH, CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE CHEF
In my own life, in addition to everyday stress, I have dealt with a lot of health crises, including cancer and multiple sclerosis.
As an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner, and a Culinary Institute of America trained Executive Chef and Recipe Writer for Harvard Health publications, I have used my EFT skills and my knowledge about food to not only assist myself in nourishing and healing my own body and mind, but to help my clients in reducing their stress and achieving optimal health and well-being.
As a Certified Coach in Tapping for Weight Loss, I am finally free from emotional overeating and powerful cravings. There really is a solution and I can help you find it! With my skills, I am able to empower my clients to re-frame unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. My clients report that they are more peaceful and calm, which enables them to manage stress in every area of their lives.
I look forward to meeting you soon! Schedule a free discovery call with me so we can map out your successes!
Our Wellness Centre
Are you a practitioner wanting to be a part of a collaborative environment?
At Lavender Lane we support the practitioner community by providing affordable rental space for treatments and workshops.
We welcome like-minded practitioners who share our vision and want to work and teach in a caring and collaborative environment.