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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


Christine attained her Kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo before completing her degree in…

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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.



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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.

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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.




Daniel was born and raised in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. After graduating from his high school of Waterloo Collegiate Institute,

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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.

Lynn Baribault


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 …

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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.

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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!”

Denise Ouellette



Denise’s goal is to help you to create a happier, healthier and more energetic version of YOU!   

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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.




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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!

Elizabeth Perez


Natural Nutritional Clinical Practitioner, Clinical Hypnosis Consultant, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Coach & Shamanic Reiki Master

Holistic Nutrition, Hypnosis, Yoga, Life Coaching, Reiki  Services

Kelley Giaramita


RN, NBC-HWC, Certified Radical Remission Health Coach & Workshop Instructor, Certified Cancer Journey Coach, Stage 3 Colon-Cancer Survivor




 Registered Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer
RMO, DOMP, B.Kin, MHKR (candidate)

Emily Dorey

Emiley Dorey

 Certified Yoga Instructor



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Elizabeth Perez is a Spiritual Director, Practitioner of Clinical Natural Nutrition and Hypnosis, as well as a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 11 years of experience teaching and training.  She is also renowned as a Modern Energy Lightworker, and Shamanic Reiki Master.


My path to wellness began in the holistic field over 25 years ago, driven by a passion to discover methods for self-healing. My focus is to offer personal growth strategies for my clients – to help teach them how to lead an intuitive and mindful life.


Empowerment begins by creating inner embodiment through enhancing well-being.

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Saying “YES!” to life and all that it teaches us is how Kelley approaches life challenges. Her ultimate goal is to contribute to life, which plays out in her various roles as a nurse, family caregiver, nursing instructor/administrator, wellness facilitator and especially during her own personal healing process from stage-3 colon cancer.

Early in her journey with cancer, her Cancer Journey Coach offered her a strengths assessment, which helped her to disidentify from the scary label of cancer, and instead identify with the truth of who and what she most naturally contributes to life. Even though she had already been coaching nursing students and faculty for many years, it wasn’t until Kelley discovered her top-5 talents are empathy, connectedness, individualization, learner and developer, that she knew it was time to “jump in with both feet” toward her passion for coaching.

Kelley’s empathic skills have been enhanced by 20 years of coaching with Nonviolent Communication, which fosters the safe space that is so needed when being coached.

Feel free to email Kelley your questions at:

You can learn more about Kelley’s integrative coaching by clicking on the “services” page and also on her website: 




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Victoria was born and raised in Central Newfoundland. She has always had a passion for health, wellness, and sport. This passion lead her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, which she completed in 2014 along with a Psychology minor and certificate in criminology. After completing her undergraduate studies, Victoria worked as the lead kinesiologist within a multidisciplinary clinic where she offered a variety of preventative and rehabilitative programs to private, motor-vehicle accident, and workers compensation clients. She also has over 5 years experience in biomechanics, ergonomics, and functional abilities testing.

Victoria recently completed the DOMP program through National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and is excited to offer Manual Osteopathy. She believes that in order to achieve optimal health, the root causes of dysfunction must be addressed.




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Emily Dorey is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200) who received her yoga teaching certification in June 2022 through Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute, training in the Hatha Yoga Tradition under the leadership and guidance of Susanna Barkataki and her incredible team of mentors and teachers. Her yoga training focused on decolonizing our yoga practices through embracing yoga’s roots and interrupting systemic harms that are often present in the Western yoga industry, while studying all of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga through a social justice and equity-focused lens.


In 2019, Emily completed a practicum placement with Modo Yoga Brantford while obtaining her Masters degree in Social Justice and Community Engagement. In this placement, she helped to develop and teach a meditation and mindfulness curriculum for individuals in the community living with mental health and addiction challenges.

Emily’s classes are focused on integrating the mental, emotional, and spiritual impacts of practicing yoga with the physical practice of yoga, exploring ways to experience peace in our minds and bodies. She combines deep stretches, gentle yoga flows, and active postures to create a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga experience for her students. Emily often incorporates meditation and mindful movement into her classes to encourage her students to experience deeper moments of connection in the present moment. Her classes are accessible for all levels of experience in yoga and it is her hope that they are a soft and gentle place to land for all bodies, genders, lived experiences, and identities.

Emily is passionate about mental health, intersectional social justice, and creativity. When she isn’t on her yoga mat, she can be found curled up with a good book and a cup of tea, drawing, crocheting, and cuddling her cats.



Virginia Maskell-Fantasia

 Sound Healing & Bio-Energy Practitioner

Amy Waters

Amy Waters

Pilates Instructor, ELDOA Level 1 & 2 Practitioner


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For 20 years I worked and managed a Third Party Logistics business. Working mainly in the fast paced, demanding corporate world of trucking throughout North America. I hit a wall in 2012. My health was declining. So was my husband’s. I had 4 young adults living at home and took care of my mom plus running a logistics business with 15 employees. My husband commuted to Toronto daily, so that left me “doing” for everyone else. I knew I needed to get off the hamster wheel but I had no idea how.


I threw the energies of that out to the universe and stayed open to the guidance of how.


In 2013 I quit my general manager position and downsized to servicing my clients only and working from home. My husband retired early and we downsized our life in Canada and built a home in Panama. I worked remotely from Panama for 10 months of the year and 2 months in Canada and the US.


Panama helped me to learn how to heal. To understand I don’t have to live in fight or flight. To just Be. It was a most spectacular experience living and growing and transforming in that space.


At the end of 2019 I was really feeling change coming. I thought it was on a personal level but as March 2020 hit, I realized it was the whole world changing. Although I absolutely loved Panama, I got the inner call to return to Canada. In the end it’s where my light was needed.


We transitioned back to Ontario in 2021. I sold my logistics business and was living and unfolding into a new version of me.


Coaching online and helping people with meditation, mindset, and supporting their transformation through the ick and the stick.


In January 2022 my friend gifted me a Sound Healing. My experience was incredible. I can only describe it as a remembering. Working with sound, vibration and frequency as a way to help people heal. I’ve done this before (another lifetime). I purchased some instruments and started to intuitively play.


As the world started to open up again I started in person sessions with family and friends. Balancing and clearing the energy body, and chakras. What I realized is I’m still helping people move through the ick and the stick but without having to feel it or experience it.


I’m offering a service to support people on their journey in this life. To help them move through the frequencies of old emotions or traumas that can get stuck in our energy field. And to offer guidance to living a life they don’t need a vacation from!


We have the key to wellness within each of us…guiding people to tap into that magic and stay in the flow of the energy of their life is a joy!

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Pilates is my anchor. I’m a busy mom and movement allows me to ground and tune into myself when life gets chaotic.


In 2009 I was hit by a snowboarder and the accident left me in a lot of pain and my neck and shoulders were extremely weak. While at first skeptical, I started doing Pilates twice per week, saw immediate results and my pain decreased significantly!


Health and wellness have always been a huge part of my life, but nothing other than Pilates has provided me with a way to connect to my body and build functional strength that serves me on a daily basis.


As a movement educator, I am passionate about helping people meet their goals – but mainly I want to help people work through their pain, learn to trust their bodies, and live and love life with a fluidity that keeps them in tune to what their body is telling them.


Teaching and guiding people in their movement journey is a huge responsibility and I am happiest when a client comes in and says: “I was able to get out of bed without pain today.” It makes my heart happy when people have that AHA moment where they come back home to their body and learn to move it with an ease, grace and kindness!



Body Harmonics – Mat certification

Body Harmonics – Reformer certification

Oov Practitioner

ELDOA Level 1 and 2 Practitioner

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