Dr. Blessyl Buan is a chiropractor, pilates instructor and a dancer. Her desire to design a practice that combined art and healing started as a child. The first 14 years of her dance training in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop took place in studios without a mirror. What seemed for many years as a disadvantage actually nurtured a heightened body awareness that would fuel her passion in learning about the body and how to improve performance.
She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and her Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. She continues to upgrade her skill set adding certifications in Kinesio Tape (KT1, KT2 Whole Body), Active Release techniques (A.R.T.®), Sports First Responder, CPR © (AED, HCP), Stott® Pilates (Matwork) and Fletcher® Pilates (Floorwork ® , Barrework ® , Towelwork® ).
Ultimately, her passion is to teach and this is reflected with the time she dedicates with her patients. She has guest taught at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, York University’s Faculty of Dance and the Pre-professional Training Program at City Dance Corps in Toronto. She is an alumni faculty of Equity Showcase theatre and presented at the Healthy Dancer Canada conference in Vancouver (2012) and PAMA (2013) and CDA conference (2015). She is a regular columnist on dance conditioning and health for The Dance Current and was a member of the Board of Directors for HDC 2013-2014. In 2013 she was a regular health expert on CTV’s television show, The Social.
Dr. Blessyl Buan is at Chi Junky every Tuesdays 9-1pm & Thursday 4-7pm, Book Now .
As a sensitive child I always knew we were more than our bodies. As a teen, I read books like Many Lives, Many Masters and The Celestine Prophecy.
The summer before I turned 19, I met my spiritual mentor and she introduced me to Reiki. We exchanged conversations throughout my 20’s while I contemplated things like the difference between judgment and discernment. I was attuned to Reiki while studying occupational therapy in university in 2003 and most recently, completed my level 2 Reiki training as well a program focused on fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Reiki has always been a part of my healing regime for navigating life’s ups and down— from overcoming fertility struggles, to preparing for birth and caring for my self and family.
Lynne Newman is at Chi Junky every Wednesday 5pm-8pm & Thursday 10am-2pm. Session $118 per hour session, Book Now.
As a Clinical Health Psychologist with over 15 years of experience, I am skilled at helping people navigate and overcome life’s big challenges, particularly those affecting their physical health.
I have worked as a member of several multidisciplinary health care teams, primarily treating individuals with musculo-skeletal injuries, including chronic pain.
My expertise in health psychology has provided me with invaluable insights which I am now applying to infertility counseling. This unique approach helps individuals and couples manage the challenges of infertility and apply psychological skills to optimize treatment success.
In addition to assisting those in need, I am passionate about teaching people how to apply psychological skills in order to become their best selves. My work helping clients make healthy lifestyle changes has had me sought out as an expert for presentations to the general public, medical professionals and in the media. I also provide psychological skills training to those wanting to improve their performance in sport, the performing arts and demanding professions.
Stacy Thomas is at Chi Junky every Monday – Thursday from 1-4 & Friday 10-4, Book Now.
WHITNEY SMITH, RYT
I am a yogi, counsellor and photographer, living in Toronto with a background in developmental counselling and feminist studies. I’m a wanderlust spirit and I’m certain my heart belongs to the ocean. I’ve spent many months traveling throughout Latin America, Europe and Africa where I have expanded my practice of yoga; and deepened my passion and love for photography.
Over the years of practicing yoga, I have discovered that yoga is what keeps my body strong, my mind clear and my heart open. It has taught me to be present, to allow each moment to be as it is, and to accept myself as I am. It reminds me to embrace all of the emotions of life, to allow them to move through me, and to be grateful for the simple fact that I’m alive. If given the opportunity as your yoga instructor I hope to share these learnings and teachings with you.
Whitney Smith teaches Monday 12:00-12:50 Breath + Flow & Monday 7pm Candlelight Flow, Wednesday 6pm Move to Sooth – Hatha, Sign Up for one of her classes.