Wellwork Presenter Bios
Allissa Keane RAc
Allissa Keane is a registered acupuncturist and owner of Fruition Wellness. Her practice has a special focus on the treatment of pain and injury using a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western orthopaedic approach. She lives in Kimberley BC where she enjoys many of the befits of living in a small mountain town including the use of the Nature Park for trail running and dog walks with her 3 pups!
Chantel Delaney is a certified herbal practitioner, product educator for M Squared Brand Management and the owner of Sprout Health Market. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 15 years as a retailer, a broker, an educator and a mentor. In the last 15+ years, she's seen a lot of health trends come and go but the one that remains constant is "superfoods". In her talk, she will go over what that term means, what are the time-tested superfoods and how to use them to boost immunity, manage a healthy weight and boost energy levels.
Grace Troye is a Clinic Certified HeartMath Mentor / Professional Counsellor who's passion is mental emotional health, personal growth and stress management specifically through teaching HeartMath techniques. Grace is re-emerging from retirement to bring this empowering support for persons experiencing life changes and challenges. She has enjoyed part time living in the Kimberley area for the past 15 years and is looking forward to permanent residency.
Heart Math Institute
Gillian is a physiotherapist who practices at Creekside Physiotherapy. She is passionate about getting people moving, and participating to the best of their abilities in the activities that they love. Gills’ treatment approach focuses on movement strategies, exercise, and often incorporates manual therapy and IMS. Outside of work, Gill enjoys playing in the mountains that we are so lucky to call home. Recently, she has been transitioning her practice online to help continue to deliver physiotherapy care.
Kieren loves to dream of the ridiculous and make it a reality. Whether it's cycling across Canada or converting a school bus into a full time home, there is nothing Kieren enjoy's more than testing the limits and learning more about herself! Growing up in the outdoors has crafted Kieren into who she is today. Yet she still has hesitations, and self doubt. Kieren wanted to create a place where everyone could learn and grow together, demolishing self doubt while building a community. Through The Lady Alliance Kieren has found healing and solace, friends and 'framily', and a love for life through adventure.
Her Wellwork at home activity (get to know your personality) - https://www.16personalities.com/
Dr. Katelyn Mudry, ND, MSc
Dr. K is a naturopathic doctor, herbal medicine lover, and a community building enthusiast. She is thrilled to be hosting this online/local event with Allissa to help us all connect to ourselves and each other through wellness. Dr. K spends most of her day making herbal remedies and seeing patients in her naturopathic family practice in Cranbrook and Kimberley BC. She also loves doing educational events and talks in the community, as well as gardening, running and adventuring with her sweet doggo in our gorgeous mountains.
Jeremy Seimens, RCC (BC), R Psych (AB)
Jeremy is a friendly and down-to-earth therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma and couples counselling. Imported from Alberta in 2018, where he is a Registered Psychologist, he practices online and in-person in Cranbrook, BC as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He also enjoys exploring the Kootenays with his wife and schnauzer, playing music, and recreational learning. jscounselling.org
Dr. Mellissa Fougere, ND, MSc
Dr Melissa Fougere has been practicing for 7 yrs and recently moved her clinic from Kelowna to Kimberley BC. She has a masters in medical neuroscience and loves molecular IV therapy, functional genomics, hormone optimization, fertility and treating digestion!
Michelle Gray, R.Ph
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Paddy is the Owner/Operator(Survivor😬) of Purcell Outdoors in Kimberley BC. He is a Multisport Ultra-endurance Athlete with the 2012 Solo 24hr Mtn Bike National Championship to his name as well as multiple Trailrunning Ultra finishes and podiums. Most recently he is eating vegetarian (6+months) and has been sober for 3+ months.
13 years ago, a Facebook group changed the course of Robyn’s life. With the social network still being very new, there was no way to know how this tiny group would have such a profound effect on her life and healing. In the last 11 years, Robyn has created, grown and acted as Admin on multiple online communities ranging from super specific groups of 10 or 20 to larger community groups of thousands. She has marketed her own health, wellness and fitness businesses strictly online with a heavy focus in social media. She is now the head Word Ninja and Strategist behind Authenticity Marketing, specializing in genuine, organic content creation and social media strategy. Robyn has spent most of her career creating opportunities for connection, movement, support and inspiration through online mediums. Most recently, Movement - Meals - Motivation; a Facebook group helping people find healthy habits and a positive mindset during the COVID crisis. Because of her own personal experience, she is able to offer a shifted perspective on the benefits of social media as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Authenticity Marketing - Facebook Instagram
My name is Tanya Nadeau and I grew up in the Kootenays. I have been teaching Yoga and Meditation for 9 years and have owned the Yoga and Arts studio, Yoga I am that for 3 years. My passion for Yoga, firstly arrived when my injuries were preventing me from doing simple movement, like walking, and my digestion started to feel painful regularly. I have always been a searcher in life and felt it was my job to discover any obstructions to happiness and to mend them. I have 500+ hours of teacher training and I have been to India 3 times to understand the teachings from the roots. My last voyage to India, I began to study Ayurveda, and now I use it regularly in my life, and share it with my clients.
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