A multi-disciplinary approach to stress.

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I am who I am in part because of my type one diabetes. Diagnosed at an early age, I understood from young, the importance of maintaining good health. In my teens I started to practice hatha yoga, as a means of improving my well-being. Yoga was, and still today remains one of my passions. By 2004 I was a certified Forrest yoga teacher. A year later, I left my job as an art & craft instructor to open a yoga studio in Barbados. Forrest yoga is a highly therapeutic form of yoga. Yoga practice exposed me to the world of alternative medicine and ignited in me an interest to learn more. In 2010 I moved from my island of birth to complete studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage. An interest in the therapeutic value of massage lead to an interest in Chinese massage; this interest in turn created a love for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today I am a graduate of The Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from where I obtained my doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Diploma in Western and Eastern Integrated Massage. I am a member of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta as well as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

In my work, I enjoy combining the health benefits of acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, massage and yoga. Educating my clients on the importance of self care- weather it involves exercise, better sleep, healthy touch or better diet- is important in my work. I know there is no one pill that can create or maintain good health. Consequently, part of my life’s mission, involves helping others understand that good health requires not only treating illness when it occurs, but also preventing, as much as possible, the creation of poor health and disease.

I am passionate about helping individuals increase their productivity by improving their energy levels and by reducing the negative impact of stress. I enjoy working with individuals in pain, and individuals who suffer from fatigue, depression, anxiety, poor sleep, digestive disorders and endocrine problems.

Traditional Chinese Medicine works to bring the body into balance. When the body is in balance disease can not exist within. It is my goal to see my clients obtain and maintain optimal health by understanding deeply what balance means to them. Balance in the body is created through the delicate maintenance of mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. For myself balance comes through meditation, massage, connecting with friends and family, connecting with nature, craft making, yoga and dance. I am a seeker essentially, a seeker of healing. My life revolves around healing, and the underlying theme of my life’s purpose seeks to answer the question, “how can I use this moment to bring more vitality, energy and healing to my life, and to the lives of those around me?”

© Copyright 2017, Dr. Laurel Stuart

I am who I am in part because of my type one diabetes. Diagnosed at an early age, I understood from young, the importance of maintaining good health. In my teens I started to practice hatha yoga, as a means of improving my well-being. Yoga was, and still today remains one of my passions. By 2004 I was a certified Forrest yoga teacher. A year later, I left my job as an art & craft instructor to open a yoga studio in Barbados. Forrest yoga is a highly therapeutic form of yoga. Yoga practice exposed me to the world of alternative medicine and ignited in me an interest to learn more. In 2010 I moved from my island of birth to complete studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage. An interest in the therapeutic value of massage lead to an interest in Chinese massage; this interest in turn created a love for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today I am a graduate of The Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from where I obtained my doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Diploma in Western and Eastern Integrated Massage. I am a member of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta as well as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).