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Our Fresh Start Health Retreat Team Members

Dr. Lidia Paice

Program Director

Lidia received a Bachelor of Health Education from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON and a Bachelor of Education from University of Western Ontario, London, ON in 1978, and received a Master’s and Doctorate in Natural Medicine Degrees from International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine

Experience: over 33 yrs
Learn more about Lidia Paice.

Dr. Lise Maltais

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lise Maltais is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 21 years of experience, Accredited Bowen Therapy Instructor and Homeopathic Physician.

Experience: over 21 yrs
Learn more about Dr. Lise Maltais.

Joanne Assen

Spa Manager

Joanne came to Fresh Start with a solid Management background. She started with a Daycare Business Management Diploma and continued her education to improve her H.R. knowledge, additionally taking ongoing seminars as needs and technology changed.

Experience: over 21 yrs
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Ania Kastashchuk

Program Manager/ Senior Program Director

Ania was born in Europe, in the little country of Belarus, where she received her Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Child Psychology, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belarus State University of Education.

Experience: over 11 yrs
Learn more about Ania.

Annette Davis

Registered Colon Hydrotherapist

Annette Davis comes to Fresh Start with a passion for helping others get healthier through Colon Hydrotherapy after feeling the positive effects that Colonics had for her.

Experience: over 23 yrs
Learn more about Annette.

Carolyn Hamilton

Integrative Body Worker and Medical Qi Gong Instructor

Carolyn holds her Honours Diploma as a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Registered Shiatsu Massage Therapist from the Windsong School of Healing.

Experience: over 36 yrs
Learn more about Carolyn.

Sara Barbot

Integrative Bodyworker, Intuitive Healer, Energy Medicine Specialist

Sara is a gifted channelled Energy Healer and Body Worker. She is often known as the “body whisperer” as just like with the “horse whisperer” she feels, senses and sees into people’s bodies and just knows what to do.
Experience: over 19 yrs
Learn more about Sara.

Kannara Daniel

Integrative Body Worker/ Intuitive Healer/ Meditation Facilitator

Kannara joined Fresh Start with many years of experience in body work and a beautiful life journey. Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Kannara travelled Canada for her career and studies.

Experience: over 21 yrs
Learn more about Kannara.

Michel Duhaime

Transformational Acupuncture Practitioner

Michel became intensely interested in health at age 23, originally to satisfy a desire to perform better in soccer, hockey, triathlon, and marathons. As a result, his life began to change for the better.

Experience: over 21 yrs
Learn more about Michel.

Theresa Brulotte

Heart Healing/ Life Coach, Certified Rebalancing Body Worker

Theresa guides people who have become stuck in cycles of pain, fatigue, and addiction. Often conventional methods have failed them. Her own healing has brought her freedom, laughter and joy.

Experience: over 11 yrs
Learn more about Theresa.

Geri Laurence

Emotional Health Specialist / Addictions Recovery/ Kinesiology & Yoga Therapy Practitioner

Geri Laurence brings over 25 years of experience working with addictions and disabilities. Currently she is one of the professional team members at Cedars Drug and Alcohol treatment center located outside of Victoria, BC.

Experience: over 26 yrs
Learn more about Geri.

Carolyn Howard

Registered Art Therapist

Carolyn grew up in Northern California, USA, and enjoyed much support and encouragement with her creative endeavors.  She fell in love with clay in her teens and completed her 4-year undergraduate degree in Studio Art, focusing mainly on pottery.

Experience: over 26 yrs
Learn more about Carolyn.

Nancy Moelaert

Group and Private Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Nancy first discovered yoga in 1994. She led a very active lifestyle in sports. After years of coping with injuries and chronic pain she was looking for a physical activity that healed and nurtured.

Experience: over 9 yrs
Learn more about Nancy.

Bruce Tyson

Senior Program Assistant

Bruce came to Fresh Start in 2013 with an in-depth understanding of people, lots of patience and a fine sense of humor. With an Honours Diploma in Hospitality Management and a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, he has worked for many years in hospitality and other fields.

Experience: over 26 yrs
Learn more about Bruce.

Anita Kalnay

Registered Colon Hydrotherapist, Intuitive Healer, Ayurveda & Aroma Oils Specialist, Artisan, & Natural Perfumer

Anita is passionate about natural fragrance and has worked with it. Her specialty is creating custom aromatic blends for each client.

Experience: over 23 yrs
Learn more about Anita.

Vasili Kastashchuk

President / Senior Program Consultant

Vasili was excited when he discovered that a well-designed health retreat could treat more than symptoms. He is passionate and enthusiastic about virtually anything he believes in.

Experience: over 11 yrs
Learn more about Vasili.

Marilyn Grace Usher

Certified Colon Hydrotherapist

Marilyn is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist since 1993, with additional training in Raw Food detoxification, Wheat Grass detoxification and rejuvenation and Certified Rebalancing Integrative Bodyworker.

Experience: over 24 yrs
Learn more about Marilyn.

Janet Sanderson

Directors Assistant

Some would say Janet is addicted to the outdoors, especially water.  So Fresh Start is a great place for her to be. “I find it a privilege to work beside the ocean at aconscious retreat”.  Janet lives her life with vitality and enthusiasm and celebrates the challenges that are presented as a chance to grow in positive ways.

Experience: over 21 yrs
Learn more about Janet.

Leah Hollmayer

Remedial Massage Therapist

Upon graduating high school, Leah began a 2200 hour program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in Winnipeg, MB. Graduating in 2002, Leah went on to practice massage in chiropractic and physiotherapy clinics, specializing in deep tissue techniques to help clients recover from repetitive work strain, car accidents and sports related injuries.

Experience: over 14 yrs
Learn more about Leah.

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