I base my sessions on each person's goals and abilities. I look forward to helping you with your journey into wellness. I also offer online retreat programs and workshops about essential oils, chakras, ayurvedic medicine and many more topics! Please ask me!
I am a Certified Yoga & Mat Pilates Instructor, and a Personal Trainer. I am happy to offer these services online to work with each individual to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle! All lessons will be online and a trial session offered.
Group sessions will depend on the number of students and then it will be charged per person. Any cancellations made within 48 hours with be charged 50% and those made in 24 hours or less will be charged in full (100%). This is a commitment to your health & wellbeing!
Successful in many facets of the wellness industry in three continents with expertise ranging from personal training to directorial spa management. Successful at building high-performance teams and leading sophisticated service organizations with P&L responsibility. A strategic visionary having a clear sense of purpose and urgency, when faced with diverse situational challenges, effective during periods of both declining sales and rapid growth. Skilled at establishing operational excellence within culturally diverse environments, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies, and planning/executing multi-faceted wellness campaigns designed to improve overall company growth.
Wellness Expert Detail Oriented Managerial Experience Recruitment/Training
Presentation Skills Client Relations Team Facilitation Sales/Marketing
Strong Communication Skills Creating Fitness Programs Nutritional Background Strategist
2016-17 Successfully organized and coordinated Wellness Workshops, Trainings and Corporate events in St Maarten.
2015 Organized and Marketed Ayurvedic workshops in Guadeloupe and St. Maarten, FWI.
2014 Assisted Spa owner with setup of Point Wellness Spa in the Virgin Islands. Responsible for client interaction, marketing, public relations, invoicing, recruitment and maintaining relationships with hotel guests & staff.
Spa & Wellness Manager, Sunfit Wellness Services, Caribbean (winters), Europe (summers) March 2013 -Present
Marketing, promoting & selling fitness, wellness and massage therapy treatment to clientele whom are tourists or locals to the Caribbean areas in the winter and Europe in the summer. Acting as a Wellness Concierge to a variety of hotels, villas & private residences to offer massage treatments and wellness services. Retreats and special workshops are frequently organized throughout the year at various corporations to offer mini spa retreats and weekend workshops. Other venues include retreats, workshops and private yachts. Some of the existing clients included are: Royal Bank of Canada, First Caribbean International Bank, H20 Yoga, Carita Spa, Inner Harmony Wellness Center, Ananda Yoga Center, ACREW, Point Wellness Spa & International Yacht Collection. Yachts include: Seven Sins, Harle, Victoria Del Mar.
***In 2017, after Hurricane Irma, I worked as a Detox Manger at a Retreat Center in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Spa Consulting & Wellness Services, Worldwide October 2008 –Feb 2013
Marketing and Promoting spa services & therapies aboard private yachts and working with them as they go on charters. Other services included cooking healthy meals for guests, owners and crew. Yacht sizes ranging from 50-240 ft. Clients also included Shakti Wellness Center in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Andari Spa in the Dominican Republic.
Spa Manager, Wellness Hideaways, Costa Rica/Mexico/Peru Jan 2006 – Sept 2008
Managed, planned and organized wellness retreats in various exotic locations. Coordinated and managed all administrative aspects of the facility including budgeting, payroll, recordkeeping, staff recruitment, supervision and training, compliance with spa policies and general operations in conjunction with spa directors and general managers. Customized corporate wellness programs on location for small to medium sized corporations, to sell additional wellness services. Management and resolution of guest issues and complaints, inter-departmental communications and staff related problems. In addition, coordinated local advertising initiatives for international markets. Worked with a variety of different spas/wellness centres on location.
Spa Consultant, Riviera Nayarit Wellness Center & Spa, Bucerias Mexico Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
Developed and managed marketing initiatives for new corporate wellness center and spa including the set-up, hiring, training of staff and day to day operations. Financial forecasting and budgeting on a monthly/yearly basis.
Sports & Recreation Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line, Miami, Florida, USA Sept 2004 – Dec 2004
Managed and operated the daily functions of the recreational facilities. Marketed and promoted the fitness programs
and recreational activities to the guests aboard the Norwegian Cruise Liners.
Marketing Manager, Tulemar Bungalows, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Jan 2004 – Jul 2004
Developed and created marketing materials including brochures, website and print advertisements. Implemented marketing and branding strategies to increase brand positioning and promote awareness of the hotel. Managed hotel staffing and responsible for streamlining operations by coordinating internal and external communications in conjunction with the General Manager.
Marketing and Sales Manager, Bloor Street Boxing Gym, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
Managed the sales and marketing teams. Established performance goals and trained staff in attaining specific sales milestones. Responsible for daily operations of the facility, operational staffing and instructors and CRM. Created and implemented marketing and advertising campaigns to increase profits and membership sales by 15%.
Manager, Sunfit Training Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jan 2000 – Jan 2003
Developed and planned the sales and marketing for this Wellness Company through implementation of direct and third-party sales campaigns and marketing plans. Designed and implemented individual & group wellness programs in collaboration with external providers. Managed the staffing, and directed a team of 15 contractors; which included massage therapists, alternative practitioners, chiropractors, fitness instructors and personal trainers. Opened a boutique spinning studio called “Sunfit Cycling Studio” in 2001.
Fitness & Personal Training Manager, The Sports Clubs of Canada, Toronto, Canada Sept 1997 - Dec 2000
Managed and supervised a staff of 13 personal trainers and 30 therapists and contractors. Recruited and trained new employees. Launched staff coaching and incentive programs to increase productivity, motivation, job satisfaction and reduce turnover by 30%. Developed yearly marketing plans, and monthly revenue/budgetary requirements.
*Since 1997, Promoted through several positions until reaching a management position.
2013 Bachelor of Natural Health ~ Herbology, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Iridology & Natural Nutrition
2011 Massage Therapy, Educating Hands Massage School, Miami, FL, USA
2001 Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing & Int’l Business), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
1996 Associates Degree (Honors) Business Management, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS & CERTIFICATES
2018 Pregnancy, Baby & Child Massage Certification, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ong’s Thai Massage School
2017 Chi Nei Sang II Certification, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ong’s Thai Massage School
2017 Chi Nei Sang Teacher Training, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ong’s Thai Massage School
2017 Bamboo Massage Certification, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ong’s Thai Massage School
2016 Sports Massage & Physiotherapy Rehab 100 hours, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sin Chai School of Massage
2016 Chi Nei Sang I, Thai Internal Massage Certification, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Ong’s Thai Massage School
2016 Ayurvedic Studies 200 hrs Certificate, Kannur, Kerala, India, Anjali Research & Ayurvedic Centre
2016 Ayurvedic Beauty Studies Certificate, Kannur, Kerala, India, Anjali Research & Ayurvedic Centre
2015 & 2016- Cranio Sacral (I & II) Courses with Howard Evans, Mallorca, Spain
2015-Present Aromatherapy studies with Aromahead School and Andrea Butje
2013-Present Ayurvedic studies with Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Light Miller
2013 Yoga & Ayurvedic Wellness Certification Counsellor Course 100 hours, Bahamas.
2012 Steiner Education Group, Miami, FL Foundations of Manual Lymph Drainage 14 hours
2012 Gyrokinesis Foundation Training, 6 days, Rome, Italy.
2011 Restorative Yoga Training, Nosara Yoga Institute ~100hrs, Costa Rica
2010-2011 Massage Therapy ~ 600hrs, Educating Hands, Massage School, Miami, FL.
2009 Thai Massage studies ~ 300 hrs at the following: ITM, Lek Chaiya, Traditional Thai Massage School, Sunshine School & Thai Massage School of Health, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2009 Thai Massage Certificate ~150hrs, Vedic Conservatory, Florida, USA
2007 Spa Management Certification, Spa College, Costa Rica
2007 Certificate in Advanced Spa Treatments & Modalities, Spa College, Costa Rica
2003 ESL Teacher; TESOL Diploma, Toronto, Canada
First Aid & CPR certification
Yoga Instructor Certification (since 2003), Maureen Rae Yoga School, Toronto, Canada
Pilates Instructor Certification (since 2003), PHI Pilates, Miami, FL, USA
Spinning Instructor Certification (since 1999), Johnny G Certified (International)
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (since 1998), Canadian Personal Trainer’s Network
1997 Personal Training Certificate, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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