Cindy Gurunlian, I.O.
B. Sc (hons.) Osteopathy
BFA Contemporary Dance
Holding a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and a graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre, Cindy then obtained her Bachelor of Science in osteopathy, validated by the University of Wales.
Passionate about movement and the body, she proposes a therapeutic approach that links the art of osteopathy with related bodywork techniques. Cindy did her first yoga teacher training with Mark Darby and Allison Ulan in 2002, and in 2005, completed Richard Freeman’s teacher training in Boulder, Colorado, as well as a prenatal teacher training with Janice Clarfield in 2011. A certified Pilates teacher, recognized by The Pilates Method Alliance, the Stott studio, she also finished all training modules with Pilates expert Dianne Miller.
Cindy is committed to helping her clientele regain an improved state of vitality and well-being. She enjoys working with a wide variety of people and has a special interest in the study of alignment, in women’s health during and after childbirth and also in the enhancement of the endocrine and nervous system’s equilibrium related to stress.
Cindy works in English, French and Italian and is a member of Ostéopathie Québec.
Xavier Therrien, I.O.
B.Sc. (Hons) Ostéopathie
Seduced by the regenerating strength of yoga, Xavier decided to enter a teacher training of Ashtanga in 2009 under the tutelage of Allison Ulan, Eugene Poku and Jessica Goldberg. The following years were dedicated to osteopathy and deepening his yoga practice with philosophy and pranayama trainings with Michael Stone and Richard Rosen at Naada Yoga. In 2014 Xavier completed an acro yoga teacher training with Eugene Poku and Jessica Goldberg.
For Xavier, osteopathy isn’t only a career but the chance to share his passion of movement, postural equilibrium and the wellbeing they may generate. In combination with his training in yoga he integrates mindfulness within his practice of osteopathy. He has graduated with a B.Sc. in Osteopathy from the Collège d’Études Ostéopathique of Montreal in 2015.
Natif de Rio de Janeiro et ayant vécu pendant quelques années aux États-Unis, Fabio poursuit son cheminement en arrivant sur le sol québécois en 2010 et amorce un parcours diversifié dans le domaine des thérapies manuelles.
Ayant complété des études en communication et occupé différents emplois en marketing, publicité et construction, Fabio décide de se réorienter dans un domaine où il peut mettre à profit ses valeurs de contribution et de mieux-être.
Ostéopathe, professeur de yoga et détenteur d’un diplôme en Thaï Yoga massage, Fabio est également le fier papa d’un magnifique petit garçon.
Fabio a étudié à l’Académie d’ostéopathie de Montréal et complété sa formation professorale au studio Yoga Sangha de Montréal en 2012. Il est heureux de se joindre à l’équipe du studio Naada Yoga en tant qu’ostéopathe.
Fabio cherche à aborder les problèmes au-delà de la surface. Ses connaissances étendues du corps humain, tant physique qu’énergétique, font de lui un thérapeute pouvant allier les techniques de l’orient et de l’occident. Son expérience lui permet de combiner l’ouverture et la créativité du Thaï à la précision et la douceur de l’ostéopathie.
A yoga practitioner and member of Naada Yoga since its opening, Émilie is honoured to practice massage therapy at Naada’s Therapeutic Clinic.
In 2014, Émilie completed her certificate in Swedish Massage Therapy at Kiné-Concept Institute after a career working in the film industry. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and currently studies Clinical Psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Émilie draws from her training in Swedish Massage, Fasciatherapy, Thai Massage with oil, Table Thai-Yoga Massage, and Chair Massage to offer customized treatments. She thrives to provide a safe and present space, and to meet the unique needs of each of her clients. She also attempts to live up to her family name Karuna, which signifies Compassion in Sanskrit.
Amélie is a certified massage therapist, specialized in therapeutic massage since 2016 (Swedish therapeutic, deep tissue, myofascial structural and postural therapy, sports massage, Shiatsu Namikoshi, …), but has been in the visual arts world for much longer! She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. She is apt at working with her hands and believes in the creation and power of intention. Through touch, she works the musculoskeletal system, its tensions and different pathologies, to offer opening to the structures of your body.
Her massage is both invigorating and enveloping. She aims to give back a sense of space and amplitude, in your movement, your breathing, your sensation.
Ashley joined the Naada Yoga family as a volunteer in 2018, and is thrilled to be joining the team as a massage therapist. Ashley is very excited to be working in an environment like Naada, as she believes massage and yoga go hand-in-hand when it comes to self-care through mindfulness. She prides herself on providing a space where her clients can truly let go and feel safe. Her massages are often slow and deep, as she combines her training in Swedish, Deep Flow, Thai Massage with oil, and Deep Tissue to
provide a tailored treatment for each client. Ashley also offers prenatal massage for women in their second and third trimester.
Katharine completed her training at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek, Ontario where she studied a clinical based approach to therapeutic massage. She promotes the positive benefits that massage can have on your physical body as well as your emotional and mental health and aims to create an atmosphere where you feel safe and respected. Katharine is experienced in both Fasciatherapy and Swedish massage techniques and her detailed approach focuses on sensing and unraveling held tensions. She is proficient in treating musculoskeletal conditions, post injury and post operative cases as well as alleviating stress and promoting relaxation.
Exceptional and skilled massage therapist with over 16 years of massage experience including Swedish and pregnancy massage. Sara is trilingual, being fluent in English, French, and Spanish. She was born in Mexico and moved to Montreal for 18 years where she completed her training in massage therapy and as a yoga instructor. After this, she spent 8 years in Switzerland raising a family, working at a non-for-profit organization that supported immigrant women and children and continuing her massage practice. Now she is happy to be back with her family in her home of Montreal and continue to provide people with caring, hands-on therapy.
Prior to working as a massage therapist, she acquired education in economics and trade and worked in banking. Her first arrival in Montreal influenced her to start living a more holistic lifestyle and support others on their paths to wellness.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is a form of care that allows Chantal to combine many of her passions: Yoga, Massage, and overall wellbeing! Having practiced Yoga for more than 15 years, she slowly became interested in the fascinating world of Ayurveda. Owner and head chef for 8 years of a vegan juice bar (Le Jubar), she was yet again inspired by Ayurveda in her creations in which health, balance, and pleasure blended together in each and every dish! Increasingly passionate about this ancient art of medicine, she began to study Abhyanga massage in 2013 at Espace Ayurveda. Always enthusiastic about deepening her knowledge, she became a Massage Therapist specialized in Thai Yoga massage in 2017 after graduating from the Lotus Palm School. A Naada member for over 4 years now, she is pleased to be able to share her knowledge and her immense passion with the community of the studio!
A graduate in acupuncture at Rosemont College, Sarah Raby completed her training at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in China. This experience gained abroad in a hospital environment where Western medicine and oriental medicine rub shoulders has enriched her knowledge and changed her outlook on Québec’s health care system.
In addition to acupuncture, she integrates Western traditional herbalism, Chinese herbology, and nutrition into her practice. Over the years, she has gained solid experience in the treatment of pain, digestive and nervous disorders, among others.
Her treatments are for babies and children as well as for teenagers and adults, and can be offered with LASER (without needles).