Let me help you map out your next steps towards freedom of movement.
+ manage your medical conditions through fitness
+ return to physical activity safely and effectively.
+ manage chronic pain and inflammation
+ improve posture, breathing patterns and spinal health
+ lose weight and improve body composition
+ reach your goals, safely and sustainably
I'm a Toronto based medical exercise specialist, trainer and nutritionist with nearly 10 years of experience in the field.
I work primarily with clients after they have been discharged from physical therapy or medical care and help them return to physical activity safely.
Together. we manage their conditions long term, and achieve fitness and body composition goals through movement coaching, education and lifestyle change.
a poem, written July 2014.
It's time to leave the self hate at the door and celebrate every version of yourself. Give your darkness and your light a place on the dance floor, and grind like everyone's watching! Sing it with me: I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother. I'm a sinner, I'm a saint. I am NOT ashamed!
Your body is your EQUAL partner in the worldly experience. Honour it, listen to it, do not ignore its needs - just as it does not ignore your desires. Connect back down and in, you will be lifted higher than you ever thought possible.
Several years ago I spent a month in the Alps. I will never forget that experience. It was then that I learned that mountains are my sacred place. I left a part of my heart in those heights. This poem was written there.
Manifestation - this powerful concept hinges upon the understanding that we are the creators of our destiny. That everything we need has already been put in place in the etheric realm, and is just waiting to come into being in this physical reality. That this life is all about about bridging the gap between the etheric and the physical in the journey to becoming fully anthropos, or awakened human beings who live in oneness and love with their families of spirit.
The first in an ongoing series of Messages from Mother: Loving words from Gaia channelled through the root chakra and onto this page....
You and I, my children, we are a part of the universal sound. We are Om itself. Expanding, Contracting, Intertwined, we vibrate together. Our fates unfold together. Our purpose is as one. We are both creators, and created.
Take a moment now, close your eyes and think of what home means to you... To me, it is physical warmth, emotional safety, and spiritual understanding. It is unconditional love and boundless compassion. It is a myriad of sensations, physical scents, emotional and physical experiences. Here, you are one with the world yet separate, free to truly follow your path...
Spring is here - it's time for a slow shift to occur from warming foods whose preparation involves crockpots and copious amounts of butter - to more fresh, raw dishes....
Who is Varya? What happened to Barbara? And all the exciting news about this new site, branding, and my upcoming projects. Hint: FREE ebook!
This recipe was born out of inspiration, warmth, and love, and I am so glad to share it with you. Remember that cooking is a beautiful artistic process. Enjoy every step, every scent and flavour, and if you can, make it with or at least for your loved ones.
Varya is at the cutting edge of her profession... It is a privilege to have her as my coach.”
“Varya is a special coach. She has a gift and makes me feel good about myself and the work I do..."