Sandi is a warm, caring and deeply intuitive person. I initially came to mettafor in 2014 for Thai massage. Sandi has since introduced me to some of her other modalities – specifically Reiki and Access Bars. I enjoy my regular sessions with her, in which I feel very connected to myself, to other living beings and to Source energy. Sandi has incredible capacity for intimacy and I always feel healed when I work with her.Heather Fenton, graphic designer & meditation teacher
a little background
I am an integrative bodyworker, movement educator, Reiki master, and facilitator.
An athlete growing up, I was naturally drawn to a degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education and continued on to complete a Bachelor of Education. My initial work-life was focused on teaching Health & Physical Education and coaching athletics both internationally and locally.
In addition to having a deep connection to the physical body, I have always been keenly interested in the emotional and spiritual dimension of our human experience. I’ve expressed this curiosity by exploring different cultural, spiritual, movement and bodywork practices, both at home and through travel, meeting like-minded people along the way.
In 2005 while volunteering at the Sivananda Ashram in Quebec, I was introduced to Thai Massage. For me, it was a compelling union of my two life-long interests – the development of the body and the exploration of the mind. The study and practice of Thai massage was a turning point, and became a natural path for me to combine my interests. In 2009, I opened mettafor as an expression of this path. Over the years, I have continued to seek training in a variety of modalities, allowing both myself, and my skills to expand and evolve.
I am fascinated with the mind/body connection and am especially drawn to methods that practice self- regulation, self-empowerment, and self-awareness as a means to heal pain conditions, trauma of all kinds and create more freedom. I love working with people and am deeply drawn to facilitate personal growth and healing through a holistic and somatic approach. I listen, and offer my complete presence and awareness to those I work with.
I currently offer private sessions, and group workshops/retreats utilizing Thai massage, Access Consciousness Body Processes, Reiki, Acuball Therapy and most recently, Clinical Somatic Education (in the tradition of Thomas Hanna), which I plan to continue in depth study.
These modalities have contributed to my own healing in ways I could never have imagined. I’d be grateful to share them with you and be a part of your experience in life, however big or small.
can i assist you with…
– chronic pain condition; do you need relief and assistance to re-educate/re-pattern for better functioning?
– releasing old traumas (big or small) that have both physical and emotional symptoms?
– getting unstuck (i.e career, relationship etc); identifying and releasing limiting belief systems?
– general stress & tension relief?
– connecting to your heart, body & mind?
– healing from illness or injury?
– caring and compassionate touch?
I am currently in part-time studies in the following programs:
1. Clinical Somatic Educator Professional Training, Essential Somatics (working on pre-requisites to commence in March 2018)
2. Career Development Practitioner, Conestoga College
Bachelors of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay
B.A Kinesiology & Phys. Ed, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Reiki Master Degree, with Heather Embree, Blossoming Heart, Guelph
Reiki First & Second Degree, with Marsha Adams, Niagara Falls
Thai Yoga Bliss, Nicole Ablack-Ramkay & Paul Marrin, Toronto
CTB Mid Back Protocol, Chuck Duff, Online
Normalizing Rounded Shoulder Posture, Chuck Duff, Online
How to Treat Neck & Shoulder Pain, Dr. Blake Martin, Toronto
Chair Thai, Lotus Palm, Toronto
Thai Style Head, Lotus Palm, Toronto
Fascia & Thai, Emily Delea, Toronto
Thai Reflexology I & II Certification, Lotus Palm, Toronto & Montreal
Hands Free Thai, Thai Bodywork, Evanston, Illinois, U.S
Pregnancy & Elderly Thai, Lotus Palm, Toronto
Thai Massage I & II (Essential Certification), Lotus Palm, Montreal
Thai Yoga Massage (Beginner 90 hrs), Sunshine House, Halkida, Greece
SOMATICS, YOGA, MOVEMENT, ETC
Fundamentals of Hanna Somatics, Essential Somatics, Lindsay, ON
Gentle Somatic Yoga Level 2, James Knight, Online & B.C
Reusi Datton 1, Loi Kroh Thai Massage & Yoga, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mystic Flow- Yoga of Awakening, Seane Corn, Udemy
The Yoga of Awakening, Seane Corn, Udemy
Medical QiGong Level 1, Master Teresa Yeung, Toronto
Acuball Therapy, Marla Gold, Live Online
Access Intuition, with Lori Wilson, Inner Access 101, Guelph
Can-Fit-Pro Fitness Instructor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Sivananda Yoga Center (5 wk volunteer karma yoga), Quebec
Finding the value of you and your business, Simone Milasas, Udemy
Talk to Entities – Intro & House Clearing A-Z, Shannon O’Hara, Telecall
Access Level 2 & 3, Gary Douglas, Edmonton, AB
Being You in Relationship, Dr. Dain Heer, Online
Being You with Money, Dr. Dain Heer, Online
Access Correcting Vision, London
Access Energetic Facelift, Toronto
Access Foundation & Level 1, Toronto
12 Steps to Creating a Business That Works, Gary Douglas, Telecall
Access Global Bars, Leaders Creating a Conscious World, Online
Access Bars Facilitator Certification, London & Michigan, U.S
Skin Care 1, Conestoga College, Kitchener
Esthetical Science Anatomy, Conestoga College, Kitchener
Thai Hot Stem Facial, Whole Body Healing, Barrie
Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring, Welland, (certification + perfect brow, L.A bikini, male grooming, mud wrap/ salt glow, speed, master class)
other interests & skills
House & Home
Interior Decorating, Planning & Renovation
Energetic House Clearing & Cleansing
Decluttering & Organization
Career & Business planning
Connecting and Collaborating
Figure Skating/Group fitness/Dancing