Our Fresh Start Health Retreat Team Members

Dr. Lise Maltais ND              

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lise is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 26 years of experience, Accredited Bowen Therapy Instructor and Homeopathic Physician.

Experience: 26 yrs
Learn more about Dr. Lise.

Dr. Jeremy Unwin DTCM

Therapist, Acupuncture

Dr. Jeremy’s clients include the Royal Ballet (UK), Cirque du Soleil and Elton John. Dr. Jeremy brings his advanced health expertise.

Experience: 17 yrs
Learn more about Dr. Jeremy.

Ania Kastashchuk          

Program Manager, Senior Program Director

Ania has facilitated many programs and deeply understands the healing process. She leads the program development.

Experience: 14 yrs
Learn more about Ania.

Anita Kalnay

Ayurveda & Aromatherapy Specialist

Anita’s specialty is creating custom aromatic blends for each client, which is a precision process involving enormous knowledge.

Experience: 27 yrs
Learn more about Anita.

Jeff Tough, RMT

Massage and Lymph Drainage Therapist

Jeff’s specialty is therapeutic structural work. He comes with years of working with troubled youth, people with brain injuries and elderly.

Experience: 14 yrs
Learn more about Jeff.

Larry Summers

Biofeedback Assessments

Biofeedback is another way to read information from your body cells, just like ultrasound or MRI. Larry reads your cells “mind”.

Experience: 16 yrs
Learn more about Larry.

Wilma Mouthaan

Body worker

Wilma is a Massage therapist, Aesthetician, foot reflexologist and Reiki master with over 25 years of experience.

Experience: 25 yrs
Learn more about Wilma.

Sandie Sparrow

Colon Hydrotherapist, Program Director

Sandie is a knowledgeable professional and a very compassionate person. She is happy to assist you on your health journey.

Experience: 5 yrs
Learn more about Sandie.

Annette Davis

Colon Hydrotherapist        

Annette is Fresh Start’s most experienced colon hydrotherapist. Though she has recently retired, Annette loves coming back part-time.

Experience: 22 yrs
Learn more about Annette.

Geri Laurence

Emotional Health Specialist

Geri Laurence brings over 27 years of experience working in the areas of emotional wellness, addictions and disabilities.

Experience: 27 yrs
Learn more about Geri.

Richard Osler

Guest Speaker                    

Richard masterfully uses poetry to help people explore their inner world and to discover what’s deep down in their heart and soul.

Experience: 6 yrs
Learn more about Richard.

Jo-Anne Yarjau


Jo-anne is an experienced raw vegan chef. Having overcome major health challenges herself, Jo knows the importance of a healthy plate.

Experience: 5 yrs
Learn more about Jo-Anne.

Annie Rousseau

Art Classes Facilitator                

Annie has been trained in expressive arts, psychology, fine arts and counseling. She is a certified Hakomi Counselor.

Experience: 26 yrs
Learn more about Annie.

Janine Calder

Fitness Instructor, Walk Guide

Exercise is for everyone and should be fun. Janine infuses it with her love of music and dance, which may include drumming or Zumba.

Experience: 39 yrs
Learn more about Janine.

Madeleine Ramsey

Fitness Instructor                

Madeleine is a national-level athlete in synchronized swimming and kayaking. She is a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor.

Experience: 42 yrs
Learn more about Madeleine.

Marylin Ackerman

Meditation Guide                

Marilyn has a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology with an extensive career in mental health services. Her passion is to guide mindful meditations.

Experience: 34 yrs
Learn more about Marylin.

Nicole Berns, RYT

Yoga Instructor/ Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner

Nicole Berns is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and local to Vancouver Island.

Experience: 3 yrs
Learn more about Nicole.

Vasili Kastashchuk

Senior Program Consultant

Vasili has been called a clairvoyant, because he often sees what is in the very depth of one’s heart. His words are empowering.

Experience: 14 yrs
Learn more about Vasili.

Your Health Retreat Will Be a Life-Changing Experience