Elaine Clark is an October 2016 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Elaine is a nutritionist, speaker, writer, serial entrepreneur, creative feminine and founder of LADYFLOW. She is looking to create a revolution in how women eat, think and manifest. She believes that every woman has something beautiful to create whether it’s a family, an artistic expression, or a successful business. Elaine works with health conscious women to feel at home in their body and awaken to their creative feminine potential. She strives to deliver specific and targeted approaches to help women balance their hormones through her workshop offerings, online programs, and consultations. Elaine has developed a series of products, LADYFLOW, that empower women towards self-care and hormonal balance. She is also a senior yoga teacher, mentor, and the Teacher Training Director at Iam Yoga www.elaineclark.ca | Instagram | LinkedIn

NICOLE BENSON, BA, CNP, CNE, Certified Clinical Thermographer

Nicole Benson is an October 2012 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Brantford, ON. Nicole is a certified Clinical Thermographer based out of Thermography Medical Clinic, as a mobile unit. She travels to wellness clinics all across Southwestern Ontario. Her work in this field is very dear to Nicole as her mom is a breast cancer survivor and there is a long history of breast and other cancers in her family. She finds joy in knowing that she can now provide a preventative service like this for others, to hopefully help them find inflammation in the body and guide them to make diet and lifestyle changes to bring down this inflammation before it becomes something worse. Nicole is looking for additional clinics in Southwestern Ontario to collaborate with and provide this expertise. At D’vine Livning, sister company to Thermography Medical clinic, Nicole also provides cardiovascular screening and allergy/sensitivity testing, as well as create customized meal plans for the clients. Nicole caters for small events around Toronto, providing plant-based, gluten and dairy free meals. You can find her healthy recipes at www.NourishedBodyInspiredSoul.com. She is also a program coach for Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.  www.ThermographyMedicalClinic.com | www.Dvineliving.com | Instagram

BAVANI SIVANANDA CNP, Certified Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher

Bavani Sivananda is an October 2013 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Markham, ON. Bavani is the founder and owner of Life-Giving Nourishment, a Health and Wellness practice dedicated to transforming people through the Science of Yoga and Holistic nutrition. Her area of speciality is Gut disorders/imbalances such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBS, Gut Dysbiosis, Bloating, Food Sensitivities, and Chronic Yeast/Fungal issues. Bavani works on a one-to-one basis with her clients using an integrative approach (holistic nutrition and yogic science). In addition, she gets invited by various organizations to share her health and wellness tips. She is a Certified Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher (1750 hours), trained under the guidance of a live guru/mystic in India. It has been an exciting journey for Bavani to support people in their efforts to experience the joy of being truly well. She is very humbled to hear of the transformation taking place in those she’s touched through her practice. Bavani’s passion is in inspiring, empowering, and supporting people to discover how resilient their body and mind are in healing and generating vibrant health and inner wellbeing, all from within. www.bavanisivananda.com | Facebook | LinkedIn


Laura Johanson is a November 2017 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Laura is the innovative and passionate founder of T.H.I.S. Therapeutic Holistic Integrated Strategies which provides a comprehensive personalized support program for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families, using natural, holistic, long term strategies for healing. Her passion for food inspired her formal training as a Chef at George Brown College’s Culinary Arts Program. She is a mother of an Autistic child with firsthand experience the impact that specific diet and lifestyle interventions can help improve an individual’s quality of life. Laura is the chairperson for Sense-ations culinary event for Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP), April 10, 2018, Toronto. This a mecca for the urban foodie, with everyone that your taste buds dream of in the culinary world under one roof! Guests will have the opportunity to experience the flavors of renowned chefs from across the GTA. She is also hosting Wild Eats Foraged Foods workshop series April 28 in Prince Edward CountyApril 29 in Toronto, and May 2 in King City with fellow IHN graduate, Ashleigh Norris. www.thisasd.com | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram


Sade Thomasos is a November 2017 Vancouver campus graduate practicing in Vancouver, BC. Sade is the founder of Sade Thomasos Holistic Nutrition & Wellness, where she specializes in food sensitivities, inflammation and digestive issues. She is passionate about teaching women around the world how to eat for their body. Sade believes that no two people are alike and takes an individualized approach to her consulting business. She has built a platform for women who are looking to gain more energy, get rid of acne and digestive issues. Her services include; individual and corporate consulting, private chef, speaking and writing. Sade opened her practice in January and has since lead a workshop at the Juicery, provided recipe development for juice companies, and is a brand ambassador for Lee’s Tea. Sade has a love for the plant based lifestyle and this has taken center stage in her work. She aims to support the busy modern women to take her health back with coaching and meal prep services. Sade will be the private chef for an upcoming retreat with Aquae Mudrawww.sadethomasos.com | LinkedIn | Instagram


Ashleigh Norris is a November 2017 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. Ashleigh is the owner of The Soulful Sprout Holistic Nutrition. She is a retreat host, workshop facilitator, reiki healer and health food advocate. She openly shares her own health journey back from thyroid cancer and Hashimoto’s disease. Ashleigh’s work in autoimmune disease, anxiety and hormone balancing allows her to inspire, educate and guide people on their own healing journey, via one on one nutritional consulting and meal planning services, group programs, workshops, blog posts, recipe curation and day retreats. Her workshops bring people closer to the healing powers of food and plants, inspiring them to take their health into their own hands. Her next Foraged Wild Eats Workshops with fellow IHN grad, Laura Johanson, are in April and May 2018 in Toronto, King City and Prince Edward County. Coming up on April 22, she is co-facilitating The Unwinding Retreat, a one day urban retreat focused on stress and anxiety. She also has bi-monthly Kombucha Brewing and Fermentation Workshops across the GTA. Ashleigh is passionate about reminding people of their inner vibrancy, leaving them empowered, energized and confident in their ability to maintain optimal health and happiness. www.thesoulfulsprout.com | Facebook | Instagram


Erin Kaufmann is an April 2014 Vancouver campus graduate practicing in Vancouver, BC. She is a Somatic Therapist with an in-person and online practice through Hey Mind Meet Body and a former teacher of Nutrition Research and Biological Chemistry at IHN Vancouver. When she graduated from IHN, she had big ideas about building her dream business but was overwhelmed with where to start. As an instructor, she sees new graduates going through that same struggle, so she created the program she’d wished for when she was starting out: The Wellness Business Incubator. Erin has been building businesses online and in-person for 7 years, and has compiled all the essential pieces into this complete package. It includes business nuts and bolts for a solid foundation– branding, messaging, web copy, photoshoot prep and coaching, a done-for-you website, and more. There’s individual support for the inevitable things that come up – because business and personal growth go hand in hand. And there’s a mastermind community of heart-centred entrepreneurs – to combat isolation and keep the momentum going. Erin will take the guesswork out of building a business to allow owners to concentrate on what they do best. The Wellness Business Incubator is enrolling now for March 1st with 3 scholarships and flexible payment plans available. www.heymindmeetbody.com | Facebook | Instagram


Michelle Garland is an October 2016 Vancouver campus graduate practicing in Vancouver, BC. Upon graduation, Michelle launched her private practice, Plentyfullme. She also holds a Raw Food Chef Certification from Vancouver’s Raw Foundation, Culinary Arts and Nutrition Institute. Her commitment to help others manifest change comes from her own personal transformation in life. A shift that awakened her to the healing force of natural foods and conscious living. What started as a passion has transformed into an ever-evolving life journey and professional career. Michelle has recently partnered with Choices Market, where she teaches cooking classes and presents health and wellness topics in both English and American Sign Language. Her focus is to restore balance back into her clients’ lives and coordinate the re-building of healthy relationships between food, nutrition and emotional well-being. She has dedicated her practice to creating optimal lifestyles through a whole food, plant-based approach that educates and empowers her clients’ to make lasting change. www.plentyfullme.com | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest


Caroline Candace is an April 2016 Mississauga campus graduate practicing from Toronto, ON. Caroline is the founder of Caroline Candace Wellness where she specializes in hormonal balancing and sustainable weight loss. She is passionate about whole foods and their natural healing properties. She is dedicated to guiding individuals to become their own health advocates. Caroline begins her treatments with an Online Consultation and Strategy and from there offers; Follow Up Protocols, 8 Week Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching and 12 Week Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching programs. She wants her clients to lead a healthy lifestyle, focusing on more than just mindful eating but also being aware of the emotional and physical stress factors. Allowing for a state of harmony between the mind, body and soul. Caroline believes in bio-individuality and that there is no “one size fits all” approach. Whether a client is struggling with digestive issues, a hormonal imbalance or simply looking for a more sustainable way to achieve weight-loss goals – she works to show that anything is possible in a way that works with each individual’s lifestyle. www.carolinecandace.com | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube


Suzanne Tate is a November 2017 Ottawa campus graduate practicing in Stittsville, ON. Suzanne’s signature program, Entrepreneurs Nutrition Hack and 30 Days to Healthy Living, offers entrepreneurs ways to incorporate their nutrition needs into their very unique and busy lifestyle. She brings a unique background to her nutrition practice as a second career. As a former photojournalist for over twenty years, Suzanne understands entrepreneurs and their stress, time crunched schedules and eating on the go. She specializes in transitioning individuals to healthier choices that fit into their time crunched schedules, educating clients on toxin free choices for skin care products, food choices and helping them listen to their bodies’ messages. Suzanne is also the owner of At the Barn, a rustic barn in her village dating back from the late 1800’s Stittsville railway. During the warmer months of the year Suzanne works out of her barn meeting clients and hosting The Stittsville Farmers Market, bringing local organic and sustainably farmed products to the villagers. She has been a consultant with the vegan company Arbonne for seven years with a large international client base in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. Suzanne consults, coaches and trains a team of business owners around the world on the moving ingredient policy, entrepreneurship and client customer care. www.atthebarn.ca | www.suebird.arbonne.ca | Facebook | Instagram

ANGELA SHIM Core Vitality Coach CPA, CMA, CNP

Angela Shim is an October 2008 Toronto campus graduate practising worldwide from Markham, ON. Angela founded Vibrant Balance to empower health seekers to enjoy a vibrant and balanced lifestyle. As essential oils leaders inspiring a community of over 3,600 Heart Scents members for 15 years, Angela partners with her husband Ray to mentor wellness entrepreneurs on ways to accelerate their path to success via awakening the path of their heart. After wasting years making choices based on reason versus passion, Angela and Ray now encourage leaders to act boldly to achieve their desired life of wellness, purpose and abundance. Pairing authentic essential oils with each person’s special interests to bring out their maximum creative expression, this limitless creative landscape include aromatic plant based culinary experiences, Aroma Yoga, DIY natural beauty, toxin free green living, animal care and more. Heart Scents Mentoring incorporates essential oils wellness education, Aroma Freedom Technique to help release mental and emotional blocks to success, plus training on ZYTO Balance remote scan technology to guide clients towards greater body awareness via identifying energetic connections between organs, vertebrae, teeth, TCM meridians, emotions, environmental factors and the body’s biological coherence for essential oils and holistic wellness services. Those interested in mentorship are invited to visit www.heartscentstraining.com | www.heartscents.ca | Facebook | Blog


Andrea Sarjeant is an October 2012 Toronto campus graduate practicing in Toronto, ON. She’s currently working with Genuine Health as their Communication and Education Manager, and has been involved in an exciting educational initiative in partnership between Genuine Health and the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of PharmacyTown Hall Medicine is a new digital health education platform focused on sharing the latest trusted evidence-based research, so people can make more informed choices about their health. Through a series of digital Summits, subscribers will discover the latest in health findings, directly from the experts themselves. Town Hall Medicine’s inaugural summit focuses on The Microbiome, and features: 21 world renowned researchers, 35+ video interviews, and 25+ microbiome topics explored. The summit provides great information for nutrition professionals. IHN Alumni Exclusive: Get the Microbiome Summit for just $89. Use code: IHNALUM at checkout. www.townhallmedicine.com | andreas@genuinehealth.com


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