Your Wellness Team

The Mommy Spa Team is highly trained and skilled in their specific fields to provide you with the best care possible.

Bhavani Kukadia Lyapun

Director of Programs and Services, Registered Massage Therapist

Bhavani has been in the health and wellness industry for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about pregnancy and motherhood and wants to make sure all Mamas have the support they need.  Bhavani understands the importance of having a village through motherhood and created Mommy Spa to be able to provide that for other Mamas and their growing families.

Amelia Rebolo

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Amelia has always wanted to make a positive impact on the way birthing individuals experience labour and birth and is dedicated to being by your side to provide you and your partner with the physical and emotional support that you deserve when bringing new life into the world. Her warm and caring nature will help you feel safe and secure during your childbirth experience.
 

Anh Chu

Prenatal Yoga Instructor

With a strong background in anatomy and physiology as a researcher in musculoskeletal science, Anh is committed to help others use yoga to improve their physical and mental health. She believes yoga is a personal journey, and she is honored to walk with others in their path to holistic wellness. She enthusiastically promotes a well balance yoga experience through a harmonious connection between physical movement and mindful breathing techniques. FIY: Expect to be asked to SMILE in her classes

Janice Russell

Registered Massage Therapist

Janice is a graduate of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced learning. Janice has been a Registered Massage Therapist for 1 year. She has advanced training in prenatal and infant Massage Therapy. She has a passion for Pregnancy and is extremely interested in growing within the industry

Karen Piekarz-Mackisoc

Yoga Instructor, Sound Therapist, Reiki Master

Karen is a Human Service Worker/Yogi/Child Mindfulness  Educator.  She also enjoys helping people and reaching their full potential, especially through teaching yoga and meditation.  Karen  is a yoga teacher specializing in Kundalini, Hatha , Yin, Restorative  and Children’s yoga and meditation.   Karen has completed her Reiki  Masters training as well as her Sound Therapy Training with the Institute of Traditional Medicine. She encourages people to try yoga to discover who they really are and challenge their mind to grow. A true yogi at heart!

 

Brenda Vander Zanden

Yoga & Fitness Instructor

After a long-standing interest in health and fitness, Brenda’s appreciation for yoga and exercise took on a whole new meaning after becoming a mother to three-year-old twins.

As with many well-intentioned mothers, she found that her mental and physical health began to take a backseat due to the newfound demands of caring for little ones at home. Her desire to help other mothers find comfort in and grow in love for their babies and their own bodies, grew. She qualified as a personal trainer through CanFit Pro with a specialization in pre/postnatal exercise and a pre/postnatal yoga.

Brenda is honoured to work with mothers and babies as they establish healthy bonds and healthy habits at any stage of their pre or postnatal journey!