Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy uses effective techniques to manage pain, dysfunction and stress in the body. Each approach to massage encourages a different intent in healing the body and improving tissue health. Benefits include improvement in circulation, lymphatic drainage and rehabilitation of injuries. Beyond the physical body, Massage Therapy attends to mental and emotional wellbeing, insomnia, stress levels, perinatal care and all psychosomatic pain disorders.
Deep Tissue Release
Releases deep tensions from the physical and mental bodies by removing patterns of pain and bringing the nervous system into a restful state. A combination of massage, acupressure, reflexology and guided breathing allows you to release tension from the deepest levels while resting in bliss.
Intuitive Healing Massage
Feel your body transform before your minds eye with this gentle hands-on approach to energy work. Techniques will vary based on your unique needs and intention for treatment. Envision, a holisitic approach to massage with a dose of life force, or as the yogis refer to it, “cosmic pran”. Let your soul guide its reALIGNment with your mind and body.
Acupuncture with RMT
Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice originating in the far east. There are energy meridians (channels) running throughout the body connecting all the internal systems. The practitioner chooses points along particular meridians to manipulate the flow of Qi (Chi, life force energy) in the meridian. Acupuncture is a great tool for alleviating painful conditions in the body and creating an overall feeling of calm and wellbeing. Acupuncture is a great option for areas too sensitive for massage as it has a direct effect on moving energy from the painful area, often with no needles directly in the painful location.
Reiki healing is a pure energy form. When combined with the sincere desire of a healee, who is willing to effect a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness, a total healing can occur. The Reiki practitioner acts as a clear vessel through which the healing energy flows. It is an extremely powerful healing energy that will release negative energies, ignite a total body healing and instill a sense of calm and well-being. Overall, a treatment provides a space to release, experience a deeply relaxed state, promote a sense of well-being and undergo a total body healing.
This treatment is recommended first if one is new to shamanic healing. Shamanic extraction is the removal of displaced energy, sometimes called intrusions. This is energy that does not belong in the body and may cause illness. Using a rattle, Linda is able to pinpoint an area of the body where energy no longer belongs and removes it. She then fills the space with power using a drum.
This treatment can be performed monthly, depending on the individual and their path to healing.
This treatment is also available as a long distance service for those who are unable to come in-person to the studio.
Soul retrievals are powerfully healing and restorative to ones personal power. For those feeling incomplete, stuck or experiencing repetitive cycles and patterns in their lives, a Soul Retrieval returns the soul’s essence which was once lost. In this treatment, Linda journeys to non-ordinary reality in search of a soul fragment that is ready and willing to return. With the help of her spirit guides, she receives direction and messages which she shares upon returning from the journey.
This treatment is also available as a long distance service for those who are unable to come in-person.
This power healing session offers more time and incorporates both a Soul Retrieval and Shamanic Extraction. It is recommended for those who are really looking for a shift in their current situation or who believe deeper work is necessary for them.
The session may start with a conversation and vocalization of your intention for the session and the Shamanic Extraction will follow. Energy that no longer serves you in the form of attachments, blocks and intrusions will be removed. When complete, the Soul Retrieval will be performed. Linda will journey and ask to be led to a soul fragment that may have left and is ready to be returned. When a soul fragment is lost, there is a hole in ones soul. The soul, in an attempt to find wholeness again, attracts energies to fill it. Typically, this is when people find they are repeating patterns and can't quite seem to evolve. When the soul fragment is returned, the hole is filled and the soul is restored. The sealing of the hole restores the soul creating a shift in your energetic field - allowing you to begin attracting like never before.
Intro to Shamanic Journeying 4-week Course
Format: 4 weekly sessions
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins each
Prerequisites: one Shamanic Extraction (1 hr) and one Soul Retrieval (1 hr) with Linda
The intention for this course is to share information and techniques in order to have access to your own spiritual guidance. Space will be held for you while you explore shamanic journeying. This will assist you in connecting to your compassionate healing guides while you are offered guidance to create an opportunity for deep healing and enlightenment.
Throughout the course, you will be offered consistent support and guidance as you learn, explore, heal and regain personal power. The course also includes and introduction to a broader scope of the world of core shamanism, directing you to research Animal Guides and their traits, connecting with nature and creation of protective and power tools. As an added option, and in an effort to give back, you will be welcome to participate in a community circle (theme-based) and journey on behalf of others to offer insight on a question or issue.
During this learning, you are required to pause all use of alcohol and recreational drugs to keep the channel/your connection clear. It is recommended that you also eat clean starting a week before the first lesson and throughout the training.
Transformational Health Coaching & Yogic Mentorship
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unclear or in need of support to move through a big transition in your life? Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with a life-changing condition? Have you suffered trauma that you are wanting to release from your life so you can move ahead to live a joyful, fulfilling life created just for you? One thing that is guaranteed in all of our lifetimes, is that we will be confronted with challenges. One thing that is not predetermined, is how we choose to respond to what life is presenting to us. Sometimes we need support with our ABC's (as Sheila calls them) - accountability, remembering our breath and compassion towards ourselves and others. You an book a single session or sign on for a 12 week transformation program. Sessions are individually catered to your unique needs, and may include counselling, breathing techniques, yoga postures, awareness practices, creation of rituals and knowledge of your astrological fingerprint.
The yogic mentoring sessions are an integration of the 'Akhanda Approach': Akhanda means whole and indivisible. Akhanda Yoga, designed by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD) offers a holistic toolkit to bring forward ancient wisdom for a modern age. The Akhanda Yoga approach emphasizes a balanced class including a full repertoire of yoga techniques. All Akhanda Yoga classes are structured systematically yet artfully to align the physical, energetic, mental/emotional and intuitive self through the five elements of practice and the five energetic principles. Akhanda Yoga has a variety of class styles for different times of day, inclinations and purposes: Akhanda for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, Five Koshas, Inner Reprogramming, Hatha-Raja, and Classical Kundalini.
Five Akhanda Elements of Practice
Movement (Annamaya Kosha)
Breathing (Pranayamaya Kosha)
Sound-work (Manomaya Kosha)
Meditation (Vijnanamaya Kosha)
Yogic Wisdom (Anandamaya Kosha)
Five Akhanda Energetic Principles
Grounding (Apana Prana)
Uplifting (Pran Prana)
Centering (Samana Prana)
Expansion (Vyana Prana)
Connection to the Whole (Udana Prana and Cosmic Prana)
Single sessions and extended programming will focus on balancing your body, mind and spirit.
This completely customized coaching package is ideal for those who have hit their limit, don’t know where to turn next, are frustrated, scared of burning out, and likely have the tear-soaked pillows to prove it.
This emotionally charged topic often overwhelms and prevents us from not only planning for the inevitable, but from also being fully present in our current life. By harnessing the same holistic mind, body & spirit coaching approach, we’ll begin the journey with your end in mind.
7 Week Grief Recovery Workshop
Dates TBD due to Covid-19.
Limited to 10 people, this group approach to Grief Recovery® will allow you the opportunity to share and connect with others who have also experienced a significant loss, without judgment, criticism, or analysis.
The support group is a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to share the feelings you experienced following your loss and to courageously take new action to complete the pain associated with those feelings. It is not time in itself that heals our wounds, it is the actions we take within time that does. Thus, our grief healing program requires total commitment. In addition, all participants will also receive their choice of a 1 hour massage or 1 hour acupuncture treatment, with a sauna session, at Align Wellness Studio to be booked at your convenience (RMT receipts will be available for both massage and acupuncture value.)
This is not a drop-in style group format. Your weekly attendance of this program is vital for maximum benefit in the healing and recovery process.
The text that is used to guide you to recovery is The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition – The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman. The text and other program material will be provided to you upon commitment to the program.
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Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage is done fully clothed, ideally long sleeves and pants that are easy to move and bend in. The clothing keeps the skin from being irritated so that oils aren't necessary during the treatment, though, sometimes heating or cooling balms are used as needed. This practice is generally done on the floor, on a mat, instead of a table. This is very grounding position, creating a feeling of safety which allows a lot of room to move and feel supported.
Tarot Card Readings
Explore the tarot with a one-on-one reading. You may enter your reading with a specific question in mind, or allow the cards to take you on a journey through the Major and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana explores your life lessons, karmic influences and archetypal themes with such cards as the Empress, Magician, the Lovers and the Moon. The Minor Arcana will explore the 4 suits of pentacles (material and career), swords (mind and intellect), cups (emotions and relationships) and wands (creativity and movement). Currently, reading are being done online only.