My Vision:


My Vision is the uplifting of humanity … for people to feel whole and well, and free to express themselves fully, so that every interaction is loving and compassionate, supporting a peaceful world.



Dear friends,

I look forward to getting to know you and I think it’s important for you to learn a little about me too.


My commitment to helping others stems from my own healing journey, seeking wellness and authenticity, and I have come to realize that healing needs to occur on all levels ~ mind, body and soul.


Despite the turmoil in my early life, there was something inside me that kept telling me there is more to life than my own experience … something that keeps pushing on in the midst of hardship.


Many times I could have given up, but this hope and persistence inside me kept me seeking knowledge, experiences and spirituality in order to increase my well-being and quality of life.


Now, as a therapist with an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology and Biology and a Masters in Social Work, I have fulfilled my goal to help others navigate through their hardships.


How my journey can help you:


Psychotherapy helps to uncover and release negative beliefs, thought patterns and behaviours and replaces them with healthy ones.


Mindfulness strengthens your brain, improves decision-making and problem-solving, and helps you manage your emotional states. It instils a sense of peace and awareness of your connection to Source.


Hypnosis penetrates the ‘operating system’ of the mind and shifts the unconscious program so that change happens more quickly and easily.


Reiki removes energy blockages, brings balance to the body’s energy and systems, and improves


Yoga releases unresolved emotions, balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system,

expands lung capacity, and purifies the blood. It also brings conscious awareness of the connection between body, mind and soul.


It has been fascinating for me to discover that each new area of training has enhanced my psychotherapy practice.  There is so much depth to what energetic modalities can do for us because they work on the fundamental building blocks of life ~ the benefits are endless!


Today, I combine Western psychotherapeutic interventions with hypnosis, yoga and energy work to create a holistic healing practice.


I believe that everyone has special gifts and talents to share, and I am excited to bring these healing practices to you so that you can learn how to heal yourself and flourish!

Scroll over the photo to see WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING about Yoga with Effie

Effie, I knew when I met you at the Holistic Chamber of Commerce you would be a good resource to refer some of my clients to. It is so wonderful to meet someone so young on her authentic journey. Your website says it all, uplifting/ inspirational/ and sooo genuine. The world is ready for you. You are going to change the world girl. Go for it. Let me know how I can help you. Hugs, Jessy

Effie is unlike any yoga instructor I've had before, she is the reason I now look forward to my weekly restorative yoga session. She encourages our class to accept ourselves as we are today. Her melodic voice and calming nature help to unwind my mind and reduce tension in my body. I feel relaxed and recharged at the end of her class. ~Dawn.

Effie is kind, compassionate, patient and knowledgeable. In Effieʼs hands you feel secure and listened to. She definitely lives what she teaches. No matter what issue I have from stress to stiffness, she is able to help. ~ Sharon

Hey Effie, Thank you very much for the private yoga lesson. It was challenging yet peaceful and I felt very welcomed by your friendly personality. It is greatly appreciated. Take care and happy holidays. –Kei.

Effie has a very gentle voice and manner. Her restorative classes are soothing. I have always found her to be receptive to feedback and open to suggestion. Enjoy! -Sloane

"The first thing I noticed was how calming and soothing her voice was...really emphasized the importance of breathing... I felt very relaxed with a more positive attitude towards the rest of my day." -Cecilia

Mountain Lake

"I looked to Effie and her yoga instruction as a way to improve my flexibility, and mental focus. I enjoyed her calming personality and ability to guide me... reminding me to be gentle and forgiving with my body. By the end I felt energized and centered and I highly recommend her. Thank you Effie!" -Anthony

"..I step foot into Effie's Yin Yang yoga.. After the class, I felt my hips are stretched. So I said to myself "ok! feels good, let's come back again". After going to Effie's class every week for 3 months, I noticed my hips are a lot more opened and flexible. When I strike a pose in the other Hatha classes, it's a lot easier. Thanks Effie! Now I am one of your regular students every week. ~ J.W.


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