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Welcome to the Darou Wellness community! We hope you enjoy the content of this site, and come visit us at our NEW clinic for comprehensive women's health and family care in the Queen West neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. Join us also for innovative classes, lectures and seminars in our studio. We look forward to seeing you soon!
By Petra Fisher, Restorative Exercise Specialist As an ex-Crossfitter and an ex-runner, I have my own personal history with pelvic floor problems. Like many athletes, I didn’t really pay much attention to the occasional leaks that went along with my sports, and I certainly didn’t think of them as a warning sign that something was seriously wrong with my body. My perspective has now shifted 180 degrees. Since … [Read More]
By Agnès Dupin, RSW As a parent, it is always disturbing when we see a change in our child's behaviour that we do not seems to be able to explain or help with. Or there may be a behaviour such as aggression, tantrums, intense or frequent crying, sadness, low self-esteem, fears, etc. Questions you may ask include: Is this a normal stage or reaction? Nothing seems to be working? Will it … [Read More]
By Pamela Bohan, Gestalt Therapist I was recently touched and inspired by a documentary called No No: A Dockumentary. This film is about the Pittsburg Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis who infamously threw a no hitter while on LSD. Through interviews with his teammates and with Dock himself we are exposed to the glory of his baseball feats, his decline into addiction, his recovery and rebirth working as a drug … [Read More]
This talk will raise awareness about why menstrual cycles are important markers of health, and provide a basic introduction to the workings of the menstrual cycle why the fertility awareness actually works. Topics covered: 1) Why menstruation matters – the importance of the natural hormone cycle for a woman’s overall health. 2) The basic biology behind the menstrual cycle (the hormone cycle and how it relates to fertility). 3) The 3 fertile signs and how they relate to fertility (cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and cervical position).
Are you currently pregnant? Join our Osteopathic practitioner to learn about how osteopathy can support your health during pregnancy and after delivery. Topics that will be covered include: pelvic and back pain, water retention, heartburn, stress, treating and preventing carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy; preparing mother and baby for the birthing process; how to support your optimal health with postnatal care; and also how osteopathy can help fertility issues.
Startling evidence has emerged that even before we are born we have been exposed to over 200 toxic elements. Beginning in the womb, and continuing through our daily lives, we are exposed to toxins in our air, food, water, and household products. In this lecture we will learn about the top toxins to avoid, hidden sources of exposure, and alternatives that you can use to keep a healthier home. We will also discuss natural ways to support the body’s detoxification pathways to keep your body toxin-free.
We live in a time where the cultural norm is to live an extremely busy life. The consequence of this is that we are no longer present to ourselves, our friends and our families. In this three hour workshop led by Ann Martens, learn and practice tools to slow down, become present and truly connect again. This workshop will include some lecture, and lots of opportunity to practice. You will leave with tools to integrate into your life right away. Are you living a ‘too busy’ life?
Ann Martens has been a practitioner of Mindfulness for over 20 years and has been teaching Mindfulness for a decade.
Join Dr. Shawna Darou, and Moira Nordholt – owner of the wonderful “Feel Good Guru” restaurant for a 3 hour juicing adventure!
Learn the benefits of juicing, great recipes, try plenty of samples and walk away with complete instructions to make your own 3 day juice cleanse.
If you have always wanted to learn more about juicing, this class is for you!
Join our nutritionist Caroline Mackey, and Wendy Zeh from “Feast” (Fabulous Eats for The Allergic and Sensitive Types) on Queen St. West for an interactive, informative and delicious workshop on gluten-free living.
You will learn: How gluten affects your body; hidden sources of gluten; foods that can cross-react with gluten; why it’s important to avoid gluten-free junk food; tips for eating gluten-free at restaurants and with travel; packing gluten-free lunches; and dealing with multiple allergies / intolerances.
Learn about the best gluten-free products with healthy ingredients – breads, pasta, cookies, sauces, etc. and LOTS OF TASTING!!
Sandy’s patients range from infants to seniors, aspiring for a healthy and balanced life. She approaches her practice with great passion and drive, and welcomes the challenge of assisting her patients in working towards their health and wellness goals. Sandy has a lifelong commitment to learning and improving her knowledge and skills. She takes special interest in developing corporate health and wellness … [Read More...]
Nutrition and Fitness Coach Caroline is a champion of accessible, fun and sustainable ways to help you live a healthy and thriving life. From an early age, after a serious back injury sidelined her active life, she struggled with her weight. An obese teenager and adult, she knows the feelings of shame and health struggles that can come from being obese. A health crisis several years ago led to a diagnosis of Crohn’s … [read more...]
I am a graduate of Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto, and am registered with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. Some of my outreach experience includes treating patients at Toronto General Hospital, Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Rehab Hospital and high risk obstetrics at Sunnybrook Hospital. My interests with health sciences are long standing. I have a background in Dentistry in my home … [Read More...]