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Massage Therapy & Reflexology

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SUSAN LYNN BRANDRIDGE

 CAHP, RRPr, CYT@250

Registered Reflexologist

Aroma Lymphatic Massage (Non-RMT)

Indie Head Massage (Non-RMT)

Susan Lynn’s transformation from her corporate career into the Health and Wellness world was a natural transition, helping others has always been a passion of hers, along with the study of natural approaches to Health. Driven by her hunger for knowledge, and a better understanding of the wisdom of her ancestors, Susan Lynn’s path led her to Reflexology and becoming a Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr). As Susan Lynn saw the impact that this ancient modality had on the betterment of her clients, she searched for more ways to assist them with their quests for better health and wellness. She has added to her repertoire by studying (Ayurvedic) Indie Head Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy (CAHP) and certification in Yoga (CYT 250). Susan Lynn’s passion is to share her knowledge and insight with others on their journey toward Health, Wellness and Balance.

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MORGAN JACQUES

Registered Massage Therapist

I’ve been practicing massage therapy since 2005, and am a graduate of Sutherland-Chan massage therapy school in Toronto. With 18+ years of experience, I pride myself on being a very intuitive therapist and will often pair therapeutic techniques with relaxation techniques into your treatment. The result will have you feeling balanced, relieved and refreshed. In addition to my massage therapy training, I’ve also held a teaching assistant position at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and am a certified meditation teacher. Holistic wellness has always been a part of my life from a young age, and I’ve had the pleasure of working in several holistic health studios over the years. This is where I thrive the most, so I am really thrilled to be a part of the team of practitioners here at Up Yoga+Wellness. A Paris resident myself, you’ve likely seen me walking all over town with my two kiddos, or hanging out at the rink every weekend. A large majority of my clients are fellow Mamas and I love welcoming each and every one onto my table for some much needed self-care (because I’m right there with you!). We love supporting all of the small businesses in town, from coffee shops to restaurants to retail stores. Community is everything, and I’m so grateful we live in a great one. I can’t wait to see you around the studio!

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ERIN MCKNIGHT

Registered Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Erin! I am a Registered Massage Therapist, having graduated from Lambton College’s Massage Therapy program in 2017. My practice is rooted in an understanding that massage offers holistic and comprehensive therapy for the mind, body and spirit. I am passionate about supporting my clients in their journey to overall health and well-being. I am committed to providing personalized care that is tailored to meet each client’s specific goals. I specialize in a variety of massage therapy techniques that effectively manage soft tissue injury or strain, muscle tension, stress, sleep disturbances and headaches. To help clients achieve their treatment goals, my adaptive approach to massage therapy includes deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, and relaxation massage. As a benefit to my clients, I have completed further education courses in other therapeutic modalities such as cupping therapy, cupping for lymphatic drainage and hot stone massage. I’m excited to be part of the Up Yoga+Wellness team and the positive impact they have on our community.

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SUSAN LYNN BRANDRIDGE

Registered Reflexology Practitioner

Aromatherapy Massage - Non RMT

Indian Head Massage - Non RMT

Bio Coming Soon...

Holistic Nutrition

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STEPH HOWELLS, RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Full Bio Coming Soon!

Psychotherapy + Social Work

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CHRISTINE WINKLE

RSSW, Psychotherapist

Hi, I'm Christine! A psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a strong belief that folks are imperfectly perfect. They are beautiful and spectacular AND can become stuck, unhappy, and unable to live a fulfilling life. That's where I come in. Whether you're looking for help with managing anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, substance use, or self- compassion, I would love to hold a safe and supportive space to allow for your healing to begin. I strive to bring folks into a place of connection with self, relationships, and life as it arises. As a new mom, spouse, sister, daughter, friend, therapist, and above all, human, I know what it's like to feel stuck, hopeless, anxious, and overwhelmed. As a therapist, I'll walk alongside you to gently guide and challenge you to work through life's ups and downs. I use traditional talk therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as integrate somatic approaches in session such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and Poly-vagal theory.

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MEGAN DAY

Registered Psychotherapist

(Qualifying)

Hi, I'm Megan! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples, and families. In my work as a therapist, I gently hold space for you to reflect upon your life and your relationships. I value therapy as a place to have conversations that feel hard to have elsewhere. I believe it is in having these courageous conversations that you uncover the strength to navigate life’s challenges and begin healing. I lead with compassion and curiosity, striving to foster a space that is nurturing and non-judgmental. I am interested in highlighting your strengths, understanding your experiences, your perspectives, and your hopes for yourself. I also like to laugh—as I think it’s a reminder of our shared humanity. It's common to feel burdened by societal norms and expectations, whether that be related to identity (gender, sexual orientation, race, age, ability, etc) or roles (parent, caregiver, child, partner, employee, friend, etc). Within our sessions, I strive to create a nurturing space where we can examine how systems of oppression and societal expectations influence you. Together, we'll tap into your inner wisdom, foster self-compassion, collaborate to set meaningful goals and work towards changes that empower you to live your life with more authenticity and mindfulness. We are all deserving of care and support. I am guided by an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework. I approach my work with a commitment to embrace diverse identities and experiences and I operate from a perspective that is sex positive and queer positive. My previous career as a genetic counsellor has uniquely provided me with an understanding of the healthcare system and chronic illness, as I have experience working in the areas of cancer, prenatal and pediatric genetics. Outside of therapy, I am a parent and partner which also influence my work. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, lifting weights, learning, taking yoga classes, and being outside in nature hiking or biking. Therapy is a vulnerable endeavour so working with the right person is important. I welcome you to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit. Credentials Master of Science (MSc) in Couple and Family Therapy - University of Guelph Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counselling – Arcadia University Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology – McMaster University Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Heaven on Earth Studio Meditation Teacher Training - Open Heart Project

What is Osteopathy?

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SANDY MCHUGH

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Sandy is a registered member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association/(OstCan), having graduated the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton in 2023. Sandy was inspired to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner after using the modality herself since 2011 to treat long term chronic pain in her lower back and abdomen. Osteopathy has greatly improved her quality of life, and she is excited to share its benefits with others. She believes osteopathy is a key modality in maintaining overall health and mobility. Sandy is also a certified Yoga and mat Pilates Instructor, and level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner.

What is Energy Medicine?

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JILL FERRAS

Emotional Freedom Technique

Eden Energy Medicine

Biofield Tuning

Jill is a 500 hr Certified Yoga Instructor, with additional trainings in Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa, with a strong background in anatomy any physiology from a 18 year career as a Primary Care Paramedic. Jill loves to weave energy medicine techniques from her knowledge of EFT, Eden Energy Medicine and Biofield Tuning into her yoga classes. She believes that yoga is accessible to any age, body structure, and lifestyle.

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MICHELLE KWASNIK

Neurolinguistic Programming

Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy

Life Coaching

Bio coming soon...

010-22_UPYOGA_STUDIO_9
Massage Therapy
Medical Grade Infrared Sauna
010-22_UPYOGA_STUDIO_5
010-22_UPYOGA_STUDIO_3
010-22_UPYOGA_STUDIO_23

Massage Therapy & Reflexology

AJD_0368_edited_edited_edited.jpg

SUSAN LYNN BRANDRIDGE

 CAHP, RRPr, CYT@250

Registered Reflexologist

Aroma Lymphatic Massage (Non-RMT)

Indie Head Massage (Non-RMT)

Susan Lynn’s transformation from her corporate career into the Health and Wellness world was a natural transition, helping others has always been a passion of hers, along with the study of natural approaches to Health. Driven by her hunger for knowledge, and a better understanding of the wisdom of her ancestors, Susan Lynn’s path led her to Reflexology and becoming a Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr). As Susan Lynn saw the impact that this ancient modality had on the betterment of her clients, she searched for more ways to assist them with their quests for better health and wellness. She has added to her repertoire by studying (Ayurvedic) Indie Head Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy (CAHP) and certification in Yoga (CYT 250). Susan Lynn’s passion is to share her knowledge and insight with others on their journey toward Health, Wellness and Balance.

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MORGAN JACQUES

Registered Massage Therapist

I’ve been practicing massage therapy since 2005, and am a graduate of Sutherland-Chan massage therapy school in Toronto. With 18+ years of experience, I pride myself on being a very intuitive therapist and will often pair therapeutic techniques with relaxation techniques into your treatment. The result will have you feeling balanced, relieved and refreshed. In addition to my massage therapy training, I’ve also held a teaching assistant position at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and am a certified meditation teacher. Holistic wellness has always been a part of my life from a young age, and I’ve had the pleasure of working in several holistic health studios over the years. This is where I thrive the most, so I am really thrilled to be a part of the team of practitioners here at Up Yoga+Wellness. A Paris resident myself, you’ve likely seen me walking all over town with my two kiddos, or hanging out at the rink every weekend. A large majority of my clients are fellow Mamas and I love welcoming each and every one onto my table for some much needed self-care (because I’m right there with you!). We love supporting all of the small businesses in town, from coffee shops to restaurants to retail stores. Community is everything, and I’m so grateful we live in a great one. I can’t wait to see you around the studio!

AJD_0440_edited_edited.jpg

ERIN MCKNIGHT

Registered Massage Therapist

Hi, I’m Erin! I am a Registered Massage Therapist, having graduated from Lambton College’s Massage Therapy program in 2017. My practice is rooted in an understanding that massage offers holistic and comprehensive therapy for the mind, body and spirit. I am passionate about supporting my clients in their journey to overall health and well-being. I am committed to providing personalized care that is tailored to meet each client’s specific goals. I specialize in a variety of massage therapy techniques that effectively manage soft tissue injury or strain, muscle tension, stress, sleep disturbances and headaches. To help clients achieve their treatment goals, my adaptive approach to massage therapy includes deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, and relaxation massage. As a benefit to my clients, I have completed further education courses in other therapeutic modalities such as cupping therapy, cupping for lymphatic drainage and hot stone massage. I’m excited to be part of the Up Yoga+Wellness team and the positive impact they have on our community.

female-getting-professional-foot-massage-beauty-spa-salon-beauty-treatment-concept.jpg

SUSAN LYNN BRANDRIDGE

Registered Reflexology Practitioner

Aromatherapy Massage - Non RMT

Indian Head Massage - Non RMT

Bio Coming Soon...

Psychotherapy + Social Work

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CHRISTINE WINKLE

RSSW, Psychotherapist

Hi, I'm Christine! A psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a strong belief that folks are imperfectly perfect. They are beautiful and spectacular AND can become stuck, unhappy, and unable to live a fulfilling life. That's where I come in. Whether you're looking for help with managing anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, substance use, or self- compassion, I would love to hold a safe and supportive space to allow for your healing to begin. I strive to bring folks into a place of connection with self, relationships, and life as it arises. As a new mom, spouse, sister, daughter, friend, therapist, and above all, human, I know what it's like to feel stuck, hopeless, anxious, and overwhelmed. As a therapist, I'll walk alongside you to gently guide and challenge you to work through life's ups and downs. I use traditional talk therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as integrate somatic approaches in session such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and Poly-vagal theory.

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MEGAN DAY

Registered Psychotherapist

(Qualifying)

Hi, I'm Megan! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy. I work with individuals, couples, and families. In my work as a therapist, I gently hold space for you to reflect upon your life and your relationships. I value therapy as a place to have conversations that feel hard to have elsewhere. I believe it is in having these courageous conversations that you uncover the strength to navigate life’s challenges and begin healing. I lead with compassion and curiosity, striving to foster a space that is nurturing and non-judgmental. I am interested in highlighting your strengths, understanding your experiences, your perspectives, and your hopes for yourself. I also like to laugh—as I think it’s a reminder of our shared humanity. It's common to feel burdened by societal norms and expectations, whether that be related to identity (gender, sexual orientation, race, age, ability, etc) or roles (parent, caregiver, child, partner, employee, friend, etc). Within our sessions, I strive to create a nurturing space where we can examine how systems of oppression and societal expectations influence you. Together, we'll tap into your inner wisdom, foster self-compassion, collaborate to set meaningful goals and work towards changes that empower you to live your life with more authenticity and mindfulness. We are all deserving of care and support. I am guided by an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework. I approach my work with a commitment to embrace diverse identities and experiences and I operate from a perspective that is sex positive and queer positive. My previous career as a genetic counsellor has uniquely provided me with an understanding of the healthcare system and chronic illness, as I have experience working in the areas of cancer, prenatal and pediatric genetics. Outside of therapy, I am a parent and partner which also influence my work. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, lifting weights, learning, taking yoga classes, and being outside in nature hiking or biking. Therapy is a vulnerable endeavour so working with the right person is important. I welcome you to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit. Credentials Master of Science (MSc) in Couple and Family Therapy - University of Guelph Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counselling – Arcadia University Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology – McMaster University Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Heaven on Earth Studio Meditation Teacher Training - Open Heart Project

What is Osteopathy?

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SANDY MCHUGH

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Sandy is a registered member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association/(OstCan), having graduated the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton in 2023. Sandy was inspired to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner after using the modality herself since 2011 to treat long term chronic pain in her lower back and abdomen. Osteopathy has greatly improved her quality of life, and she is excited to share its benefits with others. She believes osteopathy is a key modality in maintaining overall health and mobility. Sandy is also a certified Yoga and mat Pilates Instructor, and level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner.

What is Energy Medicine?

AJD_6251.jpg

JILL FERRAS

Emotional Freedom Technique

Eden Energy Medicine

Biofield Tuning

Jill is a 500 hr Certified Yoga Instructor, with additional trainings in Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa, with a strong background in anatomy any physiology from a 18 year career as a Primary Care Paramedic. Jill loves to weave energy medicine techniques from her knowledge of EFT, Eden Energy Medicine and Biofield Tuning into her yoga classes. She believes that yoga is accessible to any age, body structure, and lifestyle.

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MICHELLE KWASNIK

Neurolinguistic Programming

Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy

Life Coaching

Bio coming soon...

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