If you are interested in our services but not sure where to start, we recommend booking a free 15 minute discovery session to learn more about how our services can help you. These consults are with Dr. Priya Prakash, Naturopathic Doctor and director of the clinic.
Although you are free to book in with any one of our practitioners, if you want the benefit of our complete Fertility or Hormone Balancing Programs, we suggest that your first appointment is with our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Priya Prakash, ND. She will then direct and refer you to the appropriate services are the right time in the programs.
Our programs are designed to give you the best of a range of treatment solutions, and are aimed at balancing your whole self – body, mind and spirit. That’s why we’ve brought together a skilled team of practitioners that can help you achieve balance, at all levels of your health.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Priya Prakash, ND, MSc
Dr. Priya Prakash, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Priya Prakash is a Naturopathic Doctor and the Founder/Clinic Director of Awaken Life, Centre for Fertility & Hormone Health. Her practice is focused exclusively on natural fertility and women’s health. The opening of this clinic is a realization of her true passion in the area of fertility treatment and her vision for helping women and couples achieve optimal fertility through integrative health care. Her compassionate and unique approach blends with her skilled scientific background to get to the the root of a person’s fertility or hormone health problems, while educating and supporting her patients throughout their journey. She evaluates at a patient’s entire health and lifestyle, while incorporating a range of safe, effective complementary therapies, including natural supplements, herbs, acupuncture, nutrition, lifestyle counselling and uses lab testing to uncover potential hidden causes of fertility or hormone health challenges. Priya has helped hundreds of women and couples find their balance in life. She would be honoured to be part of your journey.
Diana Sheldrick, Registered Massage Therapist
Diana Sheldrick is a Registered Massage Therapist in Ottawa with a special focus in Maya Abdominal Therapy. She also practices Traditional Swedish Massage. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College, and received her Registered Massage Therapist designation in 2005. She has worked in a number of integrative health settings alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists, and Naturopathic Doctors. Diana strongly believes in the power of therapeutic touch and how it can impact a person’s life. Her intent is to educate and encourage people to integrate Massage Therapy into a healthy and active lifestyle to create long-term health and wellness. She is passionate about helping people become the best version of who they are, and who they can be.
Diana Sheldrick, RMT
Andrea Plitz, Physiotherapist
Andrea plitz, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Andrea Plitz is a Physiotherapist and yoga teacher integrating contemporary manual therapy, biomechanical science with movement, mindfulness and breath to provide holistic and individualized care. With a clinical focus and extensive training in women’s and pelvic health she is able to treat not only musculoskeletal issues but also concerns related to bladder, bowel, sexual and reproductive health including mechanical fertility challenges.
Andrea’s ability to truly listen to her patients, understand the interrelated nuances of the physical systems, and integrate the mental-emotional pieces through her Yoga training allows for a comprehensive and compassionate approach to your care. All of these elements are then treated in a cohesive blend of techniques including gentle joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, therapeutic movements, mindfulness and breath. A home program is also provided to enhance outcomes and empower patients in their care.
Andrea loves working in concert with other allied health professionals to optimize patient care and success in health goals. She believes that health is best optimized with a diverse team that is specific to your health needs. Andrea would love to be a part of your team.
Jessie DEEK, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Jessie Deek is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and her practice is focused on women’s hormonal health with a special interest in fertility. Her passion is empowering both women and men to take control of their fertility journey. There is so much contradictory advice out there that it is overwhelming. Jessie approaches fertility support from a holistic standpoint and takes into account all parts of a client’s life when assessing potential challenges to conception. Using whole foods, self care, supplementation and essential oils, she creates a personalized program to help each client make the necessary changes so that they have the absolute best chance at conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Jessie will share with you her approach on how to nourish, heal and rebalance to reclaim your inherent fertile power and prepare for conception through the power of food.
Jessie Deek, RHN
Olga Lacroix, RSW
Olga Lacroix, Counsellor (Registered Social Worker)
Olga Lacroix is a registered Social Worker, yoga teacher and meditation coach who uses a holistic mindfulness-based approach to help women cope with emotional and physical problems that may be associated with infertility, hormonal imbalances, anxiety or depression.
Olga’s gentle and assertive interventions guide women through a process of discovering patterns and mental blocks that are currently preventing them from reaching their ultimate goal of healing and growth. By discovering the real root cause of the emotional problems, Olga guides women to discover within themselves their power to heal, transform and co-create. This process differs from other traditional approaches as it is a “hands-on” intervention that in a short amount of time creates powerful transformations and, it leaves you with tools that have lasting effects. Olga will be honoured to be a part of your journey.