About Jackie

 

 

I am an Integrative Embodiment Coach and Movement Specialist who helps people move, feel, and be well so they can live their lives to the fullest without pain, discomfort, or embarrassment. I do so through one-to-one coaching, mind-body classes, wellness workshops, as well as retreats.

I take a holistic, integrative approach when helping my clients, skipping over the fads and gimmicks that have plagued the industry. I use my vast education and 37+ years of experience to inspire, guide and empower you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally so that you can make wise decisions about your health, fitness, wellness as well as your mind-body needs & goals.
 
I am passionate about our mind-body connection and specialize in erasing pain, improving strength & mobility, as well as addressing health issues such as pelvic floor challenges. Whether you’re looking for the warmth and kinship of a small group yoga or mobility class, wellness workshops and mindful retreats or you would prefer individualized, laser-focused one-to-one work, I’m here for you.
 
I will get you hooked on a healthy lifestyle and mindset – all in a safe, fun, and empowering way. 

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A BRIEF GLANCE INTO MY JOURNEY

Having been in the fitness and wellness industry since the early 80’s I have seen all the fads, gimmicks and magic pills that promise ‘’quick & drastic results’’. As an educated, seasoned professional I am able to help you understand what really works and what will lead to lasting changes.

My professional experience as a movement and wellness educator progressed through the years beginning with coaching various sports and teaching thousands of fitness, yoga, mobility, exercise classes of all types and coaching a multitude of clients on a one-to-one basis. I regularly host workshops and retreats touching upon topics related to healthy lifestyle, mind-body connection, goal and intention setting, body positivity, pelvic floor health, and so much more. 

I was the Physical Education Director at YMCAs in Montreal and Halifax. I then enjoyed being a grade school teacher for well over 6 years before returning to being a Fitness Director at the Ottawa Athletic Club. I was later recruited to take on the challenge of being the Regional Director for the Orleans YMCA-YWCA leading the management team during the time of expansion and renovations. I was then honoured to be selected and hired as the Fitness Portfolio Specialist for the City of Ottawa where I received a peer recognition award for outstanding Leadership skills.  I was especially proud of developing high calibre, yearly fitness professional continuing education conferences, recognized by all the top national certifying bodies. I chose to leave my municipal job, with all the benefits and security in 2014, to follow my passion of creating my own business centred around empowering people.

MY CREDENTIALS

Graduate studies in Exercise Physiology – McGill University

B.Ed. Phys. Ed specializing in Fitness- McGill University

Diploma in Social Studies – Champlain College

TraumaPractik® practitioner: Anatomy of Trauma

200 hour Strategic Intervention Training – Tony Robins & Chloe Madames- RMT

NLP Life Coach – Canadian Fitness Professional

Level II Reiki Energy Work practitioner

Fitness Instructor Specialist – Canadian Fitness Professional

Personal Trainer Specialist – Canadian Fitness Professional

Yoga Teacher Certified – YMCA-YWCA

Workshops and studies in Mindful Yoga, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher 70 hour Certification

Indoor Cycling instructor – YMCA-YWCA

Sport Conditioning Coach level 1 – Twist Conditioning

Hypopressives Low Pressure Training Level 2

Certificates of course completion in Non-internal Introductory Pelvic Health as well as Pelvic Floor dysfunction: the missing link in persistent Low Back Pain

1st aid and CPR

I attend national and international fitness, physiotherapy, wellness, yoga and mobility conferences at least yearly.

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