Alison is a 2013 Vancouver campus honours graduate, currently living in Vancouver, BC. Alison works with YYoga, teaching a variety of yoga and Pilates fusion classes. Since her studies with IHN, she has earned her certifications in Mat Pilates through Physical Mind Institute, as well as her 200 hour yoga teacher training, 70 hour YHot and 50 hour Yin fromYYoga. Having struggled with depression, anxiety and disordered eating, holistic nutrition offered a place to develop a deeper compassion for herself, creating a path on what self-love meant for her. When she found yoga soon after graduation, she discovered a practice that was fluid, playful, rich, dynamic, purposeful and wholehearted. Alison was able to find a whole new level of connection that continues to ask her to grow as a student, teacher and human. Alison is an alignment-based teacher who believes in a strong supportive practice. Her classes reflect a wholehearted practice that aim to challenge while creating space to (re)connect back to ourselves with every breath so that students can leave feeling empowered. Additional to her classes at YYoga, Alison offers private instruction for corporate or small group settings.

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Stephanie is a 2018 Mississauga campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. Stephanie is a content creator, beauty and food recipe developer, seasoned taste tester, in-house photographer and face behind The Organic Effect. With a background in theatre from York University as well as nutrition from IHN, Stephanie combines her ability to connect with others and passion for healthy living to be the driving force behind her newest endeavour, The Organic Effect. With the belief that everyone has the power to inspire others on their journey to wellness, Stephanie hopes to create the first ripple in a space that invites others to be leaders and initiators of health within their own circle. With holistic skin care at the forefront of Stephanie’s research, Stephanie plans to fill her online platform with invaluable skin care “how to’s”, debunk or verify the latest health and beauty trends, share tips and tricks on how to assemble lifestyle friendly diets, keep readers up to date on the hottest nutritional debates and even share a recipe or two along the way. Things are moving fast here at the headquarters, be sure to stay in the know by subscribing to the site’s webpage today!

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Sharon and Alannah are both 2016 North York campus first class honours graduates, currently residing in Richmond Hill, ON and Pickering, ON, respectively, and practicing throughout the GTA. Sharon and Alannah are the founders of Whole Hearted Food, a practice where they help individuals to mindfully have a better connection to what they are eating. With both ladies being from the Caribbean, they infuse their cultures, bubbly personalities and funny real-life experiences into their co-founded nutritional consulting business. These ladies are passionate about using the power of food to bring young professionals and their families closer together and using practical ways to empower their clients to live Whole-Heartedly! They provide meal plans, consultations, community workshops and seminars and are currently promoting their downloadable meal plan – Summer Body Meal Plan Package – a Caribbean-inspired meal plan package to get clients energized for summer! Through their chocolate mindful eating workshops, they use chocolate to help attendees better connect with their food. They also love exploring various wellness products, going on road trips and eating their way through yummy eateries in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Ranjan is a 2012 North York campus graduate, currently practicing in Toronto, ON. Ranjan is a faculty member at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Originally from Trinidad, Ranjan has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly two decades. Prior to his studies at IHN, Ranjan graduated from George Brown College’s highly acclaimed Fitness and Lifestyles Management Program and has been working as a personal trainer since 2001. During his years of personal training, Ranjan has worked with a variety of individuals from AAA hockey players to politicians. Once he graduated from IHN, he combined nutritional therapy with fitness, and founded his practice LAPS Inc. (Lifestyle & Athletic Performance Solutions). Ranjan continued to pursue his studies in healthcare in 2013 by enrolling in the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, where he received a Master’s in Practice of Osteopathic Manual Sciences. Ranjan now has his own practice at Summerhill and Yonge and also teaches inductions (introduction course to classical osteopathy, anatomy, physiology and classical osteopathic thinking), practice and development, and supervises under year clinic at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.

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James is a 2015 North York campus graduate, currently living in Toronto, ON. James is the founder of two successful six-figure businesses – Complete Health and Fitness, holistic nutrition and health/exercise coaching, and Unleash Your Power, a business and career coaching organization that empowers alternative and natural health practitioners really skyrocket their careers – help people and do what they love in balance – and make great money doing it!). James mentors and helps people really elevate their holistic businesses and careers, and to reach their goals with new strategies, efficiencies, communication and sales strategies. James also teaches holistic and alternative health practitioners how to dramatically increase their client results, client compliance, retention, and referrals through the methods of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnotherapy. Prior to the IHN, James spent many years working in sales, communication and mentorship in corporate environments. The corporate environment left him not only unhappy, but in suboptimal health for many years, until he decided to make a change. James has spent the more recent years being formally educated in the areas of nutrition, coaching, empowering people to transform and change their habits and mindset, as well as mentorship and techniques like TLT and NLP.

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Ashleigh is a 2017 North York campus graduate, currently practising in Toronto, ON. Ashleigh is the owner of The Soulful Sprout Holistic Nutrition and is practicing at 789 Dupont Family Naturopathic Clinic and Newmarket Naturopathic and Integrative Health Clinic. She is a retreat host, workshop facilitator, reiki healer and plant medicine lover. 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 nutritional healing programs, meal planning services, workshops, blog posts, recipe curation and 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 Edibles Workshop with Village Juicery is happening on Tuesday, May 28th at 7-8pm. She also hosts a variety of monthly workshops on kombucha brewing, herbal tea making and garden fermentation. Ashleigh is passionate about empowering others to connect with their inner healer and gain confidence in their ability to maintain optimal health and happiness.

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