In 2000 Shawna Cleland graduated from Toronto's renowned Sutherland Chan Massage Therapy program. She is a registered massage therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Shawna has experience treating many muscoskeletal conditions; such as, motor vehicle injuries, sports related injuries, repetitive strain injuries, migraines/tension headaches, sciatica pain, neck pain, and also stress management.
In 2001 Shawna started her certification process with STOTT PILATES. With her experience as a dance instructor and being a RMT, teaching pilates was a perfect fit to offer clients a safe and effective approach to exercise. Shawna holds beginner to advanced STOTT PILATES certifications in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrels.
From a relaxing experience to long term rehabilitative treatment, Shawna combines her expertise of both professions to build a personal relationship with each of her clients.
Amanda graduated with honours from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2007 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She treats conditions such as tendonitis, headaches, sciatica, strains, stress, back and neck pain/stiffness. Amanda also offers pregnancy and child massage, as well as Hot Stone massage. Growing up and living in Milton, she looks forward to treating members of her community.
Katie is a dedicated Physiotherapist and strives to maintain the highest standard of care for her clients. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
Katie is passionate about promoting health and wellness both in practice and her personal life. She is an avid runner and attends Pilates classes on a regular basis. In addition to practicing Physiotherapy full-time, Katie is also a STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor. She is an advocate of an active lifestyle even when ailments present and consistently empowers her clients to overcome injury and achieve their potential. Using a client-centered approach, she works with her clients providing detailed attention to posture and exercise technique. Katie enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and is also involved in developing and teaching continuing education courses for Pilates Instructors.
Katie has pursued and continues to pursue professional development in several areas - her holistic treatment methods include: manual therapy, myofascial release, acupuncture, therapeutic taping, postural re-education and pilates rehabilitation. She is currently working towards her Diploma in Osteopathy (Osteopathic Manipulative Practice) at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy. In addition to her work at Knead to Balance as a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Katie continues to contribute to research in the field of rehabilitation sciences by working as a Research Assistant (via distance) at McGill University.
I am a primary care provider who is practicing family medicine in Toronto, Etobicoke, and Milton. I have a background in Health Sciences from Western University and I completed my four year doctorate program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Although I treat people from all walks of life, I have a passion for treating those with chronic pain, digestive disturbances, and women’s issues (such as fertility and menopause.)
I am regulated and licensed to practice in Ontario, and I am a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND.) I am currently integrating osteopathy into my practice and recently graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy.
Each person experiences their health concern with a unique and individual perspective.
My goal is to help you connect the unhealthy patterns of your lifestyle with the symptoms you are experiencing in order for you to change these patterns and restore balance and health.
As we work together, I can help you to feel better while you learn how to manage your health and prevent future health concerns.
Andrea began her Pilates career in 2006 as a student at Knead to Balance. Several courses (including beginner, intermediate/advanced mat, small equipment, circuit training, spring wall, barre, TRX, weight loss boost) and several years later, she found herself immersed in a lifestyle of which the benefits could not be ignored. A motorcycle accident necessitated that Andrea move from classes to private sessions where she gained an appreciation for the incredible rehabilitative effectiveness of the discipline.
As a runner and long-time Pilates enthusiast, promoting a healthy lifestyle in both her personal and professional lives is a paramount priority for Andrea. As an inspector for the CFIA, a position which demands rotating shifts and unusual work hours, Andrea understands and encourages a positive work-life balance. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these passions to others through Pilates. Andrea has recently begun her certification process, currently focusing on mat repertoire; however she has a keen interest as well in the development and application of Pilates to the rehabilitative process and programming for specific injuries and special populations.
Her goal is to have each student experience “AHA” moments as their level of body awareness reaches new heights and they work to build bodies which are increasingly comfortable, mobile and strong.
Registered Massage Therapist Joanna Szolno has been working in her profession since 1999. She graduated from Kikkawa College in Toronto and got her licence in 1998.
She finished a hydrotherapy course and put her knowledge to practice for several years providing detoxifying and therapeutic treatments in specialized tub.
Joanna has gained her excellent skills and her long experience by working on clients suffering from various skeletal/neuromuscular conditions, headaches/migraines, sport injuries, pregnancy/postpartum discomforts and more.
She is exceptional in providing relaxation/stress relieve therapeutic treatments. Joanna is also fluent in Polish. She currently accepts new clients.
Having worked in the faced paced Hospitality and Tourism environment for over a decade, Elizabeth decided to redirect her focus and began her holistic studies.
Initially trained as Pilates Method Instructor, she holds certifications in Beginner to Advanced Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Arc Barrels and various small apparatus, She decided to expand her training and in 2009 became a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor.
The healing properties of movement were so profound that Elizabeth furthered her studies, and in 2011 became a certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner through the Thai Yoga Massage Toronto School with renowned senior teachers, Deanna and Juan Villa. Thai Yoga Massage is a traditional style of Yoga like assisted postures, meditation and acupressure which embraces the four states of mind: loving kindness, compassion, joy and balance, otherwise known as Promwiham Sii.
Her unique approach to movement has evolved through her studies. Staying up to date with current research, she continues her training through workshops and seminars and also holds certifications in Kids and Restorative Yoga.
Her hopes are to encourage safe and smart movement as well as ‘Metta’ (loving kindness) into her teachings.
Ms. Katrina Kotsopoulos graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with her Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology in 2007. She also graduated from Canisius College with her Masters of Science in Physical Education in 2008. Ms. Kotsopoulos is currently a member and in good standing with the College of Ontario Kinesiolgist and with the Ontario College of Teachers. Ms. Kotsopoulos’ ongoing professional development includes teacher training in Hatha Yoga at Sheridan College, Basic Pilates mat foundations, Qi Gong and Reiki energy training.