A prairie girl at heart my story began in rural Manitoba. Through high school I was a dedicated athlete (not so much scholar) and into all extra curriculars, equestrian sports being my main pursuit. I figured out early on that I have a sense for adventure where many don’t, and a desire to grow, teach, and empower others. This lead me into a career in athletic therapy, which soon stemmed into entrepreneurship and other realms of personal development and leadership.
In 2015 I graduated with my BSc. in Kinesiology, and soon after that certified nationally as an Athletic Therapist. Having been an athlete most of my life I was drawn to a career in health where I was able to use the power of movement to improve human health in all it’s facets. Through University and the early parts of my career I’ve had the opportunities to work with all types of people, from older adults, young athletes, those dealing with chronic health conditions, weekend warriors, amateur and professional level athletes. I work frequently with chronic pain patients, and the perception of pain across different individuals has become fascinating to me. I owned and operated a multi-practitioner practice, Integrative Movement, from 2016-2019. In 2019 I made the decision to re-focus my practice to a smaller format and shifted to “just me”, rebranding to Evoke Body + Mind, taking up residence first in downtown winnipeg before finding my current home at the lovely St Norbert Arts Centre in 2020.
In 2020 I completed my training with Numa Somatics as a breathwork facilitator and in 2021 added on trauma informed techniques. This and other trainings supported bringing somatic methods into my practice.
Beside Evoke Body + Mind, I also operate RideWell Performance. This side of my practice is dedicated to the development of equestrian athletes.
It became apparent to me early on in my career that humans are so much more than just the sum of their parts. All our systems are interrelated, and movement has the power to influence not only our physical and systemic being, but also our mental, emotional, and spiritual being. There is no cookie cutter approach to rehabilitation, training, or health- and every person is different. Pain is the result of something not working properly, but the location of pain is rarely the answer. Each client comes in with different stories and different goals, it inspires me every day to empower them on their path.
Outside of my career, I am an avid adventurer. While I’ve been lucky enough to travel from a very young age, at 19 I travelled to New Zealand and was introduced to how travel can give you a whole new perspective on the world, and your inner workings. especially when you are forced outside your comfort zone. Recently I visited Nepal on a whim to trek to Everest Base Camp 1, and travelled to Spain for a whirlwind biking tour. My favourite place to be is surrounded by nature, and as such find myself spending lots of time in the woods and lakes around my home province of Manitoba, as well as the mountains and foothills outside of my other favourite Canadian city, Calgary.
I am fiercely comfortable with challenging my comfort zone, and learn to do by doing. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about my career which allows me to challenge myself and others on a daily basis. I have been nicknamed “the adventure” by many of my peers.
My passion is helping people renegotiate their relationship with themselves, whether that’s recovering from physical pain or working through residual trauma responses. I strive on meeting each client or patient exactly where they’re at and helping them empower their health and wellness journey.
I currently reside in Manitoba, Canada and make frequent trips across Western Canada to consult clients while exploring everything this country has to offer. I believe our work in this work is much more than what just pays the bills, and am blessed to have found a career that allows me to help others heal and seek more out of life while simultaneously doing the same myself.
I take in person or online consults. To book with me, email email@example.com!