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Staying Healthy During Lockdown

As we wait for the world to return to a little bit of normal – there are still some things that we can do to better our spirits.

Holistically there are treatments and products available to help take the edge off.

According to the list of businesses permitted to open, regulated health professionals may still provide treatment providing they follow all protocols.  They are allowed to provide in-person service when the anticipated benefits outweigh the risks.

Jeevanaya Wellness at 40 Bell Farm Rd. # 14 has set in place strict COVID protocols for any allowable services.  There are also health related products available as well for curbside pickup.  For more information call Anita!

Here's What's Available at Jeevanaya Wellness

Anita Kaur R.C.R.T

Anita Kaur is a holistic wellness practitioner, trained in Ayurvedic practises from a traditional Ayurveda School in India.  In May 2014, she started Jeevanaya Wellness with a passionate aim to bring Ayurveda to Barrie and surrounding areas.  Ayurveda and Yoga being sister sciences, Anita saw the need to educate the community on this science, which is know as the Mother of Traditional Medicine.  Since then she has given numerous workshops and talks at Georgian College, Yoga Studios and Health Food stores on the subject of Ayurveda.  Anita is also an RCRT (Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist) from RAC.  She combines her Ayurvedic knowlege with conventional reflexology to treat her clients.  As a Yoga teacher, Anita helps her clients with tailored packages combining treatments to heal mind, body and spirit.  She follows her passion by assisting with lifestyle and diet changes, meditation and yoga practises to manifest your best health. This is done through group and on-line classes.  Anita is continously working to expand her circle of wellness and bring like-minded, holistic practitioners to Jeevanaya Wellness Centre.  This will help establish a happier and healthier community.  She continues to study Ayuverda which, she says, “is a vast subject to learn in just one lifetime.”

Stacey Shaw R.M.T.

Stacey Shaw, a registered massage therapist, prides herself on treating the body as a whole.  She puts a strong focus on therapeutic relaxation methods to manage the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system.  Stacey can help you to manage most soft tissue conditions to relieve pain and increase range of motion.  She will treat conditions including tension headaches, stress relief, posture support, sprains, strains and more.  Stacey graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1994.  Her deep passion for  learning has driven her to take many post graduate studies including labour support, Reiki, orthopedic massage, Bowen Therapy, Sacred Lomi massage and Egoscue postural alignment.

Ruth Phillips

Ruth inspires others to embrace personal growth, and to achieve fulfilment in their personal and professional lives.  Ruth is a healer, holistic educator and an inspirational speaker.  She has been helping women for over 24 years to become healthier physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  She is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practioner and teacher.  She is also a Reiki Master, Reflexologist and Rain Drop Therapy therapist.  Recently she has become a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach ready to help you on your road to being the best healthy you.

Reverend Jessie Brandon

An ordained Metaphysical Minister well known for her time hosting Epiphanies on our local television station, Rev. Jessie offers you the Truthwell Community.  

Truthwell offers spiritual gatherings on the 2nd and 4th week each month.  This is a non-denominational gathering place with guest speakers, meditation and spiritual information and learnings.  Truthwell offers a host of very insightful workshops to attend as well.  This is a wonderful place for anyone who is on a spiritual path or is searching for answers.  The Truthwell Community also offers the Healing Parlour where Rev. Jessie offers intuitive energy healing in her in-home parlour. Lastly the Community also offers Touchstone Moments where as a Life Cycle Celebrant, Rev. Jessie performs Weddings, Celebrations of Life and Blessings for many occassions.

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us know!  We can get you Uncovered!

Staying Connected: Barrie’s Yoga Spots

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Staying Connected: Barrie’s Yoga Spots

Every Wednesday, we’ll focus on one service or industry in Barrie and highlight how they are staying connected to you during this latest lockdown. Whether it’s online sales, curbside pickup or virtual sessions, we’ll share the ways you can support them. Even if it’s as simple as providing you with their online presence so you can leave them a positive review!

This week we focus on Barrie’s Yoga spots.


Providing a host of online sessions, you can connect with the studio on their social media platforms and on their app. Hit up their website to get it! And check out the merch line to help support them.


Another studio with online opportunities, including a monthly package. They also have a newsletter to sign up for more.


Another downtown location that provides online and virtual sessions via their website.


One of the newer studios in town, Anahata offers a wide range of yoga and meditation practice. Find a fit with Power, Heart And Shoulders, SunRise Flow, Calm, Power or Self Love. They’ve got plenty of online options and monthly memberships.


Hot yoga classes have switched to online formats and they offer other ways to support them, including swag. You can stream the classes via their website, where you can book memberships too.

What did you think of Staying Connected: Barrie’s Yoga Spots? Did we miss any locations? Let us know! And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.


The definition of Reiki is spiritual or Universal energy.  The word Reiki is used to describe a hands-on (or distance) channeling of energy to promote well-being.  Reiki has been used for centuries to support the body’s natural balancing of energies.  The practice can help alleviate many physical and emotional issues by assisting the healing process.  At Jeevanaya Wellness Centre, ( your Practioner works with your Prana (energy).  They are trained to be able to channel the proper amount of energy to where it’s needed within you.  In some ways Reiki could be described as an internal air and ether – something that you can’t see, but can feel.

Using Reiki as a part of your Holistic health care can influence body, mind, spirit and emotions.  These influences often happen simultaneously.  Positive effects are found mainly in four areas:  acute/chronic pain, pain and well being during cancer treatment, stress, anxiety and depression.  During your Reiki visit you will be in a very peaceful room, lying fully clothed, comfortably on a table.  Your Practioner will place their hands lightly on or over specific areas of your head, limbs and torso.  During this time the Practioner hands often become warm and tingle.  Their hands are held there until they sense that the energy has completed flowing.  Then they move to a different area.  Clients feel a release of stress and they go into a deep relaxation which takes the body into self-healing mode.  Book you Reiki appontments at:

For Couple’s Reiki special for the month of November and December, click here:  

30 minutes of Reiki PLUS 30 minutes of Reflexology:


Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic process which understands that we have reflexes in our feet that connect to glands and organs within our bodies known to relieve tension, improve circulation and support the body to function properly.  The practice of Reflexology helps to manage pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress as well as hormonal and  digestive issues.  The effects of the treatment are uniquely different for each person.  A session begins with a brief health history and explanation of the treatment.  You’ll be asked to lay on the table – fully clothed, without socks, on a massage table in a comfortable position.  The Practioner’s trained hands will detect and tiny deposits and imbalances that they’ll work on to release blockages.  This is one of the safest and least invasive therapeutic practices of all.  Your session will last for 60  minutes and all points on both sides of the body will be stimulated through acupressure points through the feet.  Clients find reduced stress, improved relaxation, released tension, decreased pain along with increased  mobility.  


                                                                         There are specials ( available now!                                                          Special fee for seniors who will commit to at least twice a month Reflexology sessions.  Registered Reflexology regular fee. Receips for insurance issued (check with your insurance company)                                                                                                                                                                           November and December 2020 Specials

Jeevanaya Wellness

- YOGA -

There are many exercises that are marketed to entice us into movement, however for lifelong benefits perhaps the simplest and most affordable is Yoga.

Anita Kaur, or Jeevanaya Wellness in Barrie is an ayurvedic Wellness Consultant/Yoga Teacher who schools us today on particular styles of Yoga and who they benefit the most.  Amongst the numerous styles of Yoga available, Anita brings it back to the basics for us.

She starts our lesson with Power Yoga.  A Yoga that is especially good exercise for the Kapha Dosha people.  In Ayurvedic practice these are the people that sit long hours at their work stations, that don’t move, but need movement, are highly creative and involved in their work.  Power Yoga moves their body, increasing blood flow, lymphatic drainage, proper muscle strength and breathing techniques.  It is the most invigorating style of yoga.

The second lesson takes the Pitta Dosha people to task.  They are the  Type A personalities who are highly competitive which goes hand in hand with higher anxiety and stressors.  Anita would have these very busy people take part in a Yin Yoga class.  She tells us that Yin Yoga is a very slow, meditative and relaxing yoga.  It helps to still the busy mind through meditation and movement, bringing deep cleansing breaths to connect mind and body.  Yin Yoga is also very helpful in restoring balance to those who suffer injuries.

Lastly, Anita discusses Restorative Yoga for the Vata Dosha people.  These are the people in high stress jobs, enough to cause headaches and migraines.  The Vata Dosha type tend to have a lot of anxiety and restlessness which requires deeply relaxing body moves to remove toxins from body and mind.  Restorative Yoga is wonderful for any people with these issues or chronic pain as it helps healing through blood flow and again the use of props to support movement.

The Yoga teachers at Jeevanaya Wellness train their students that any Yoga teaches proper breathing, mindfulness, a joining of body and spirit without judgement.  Each type builds strong immune systems, strengthens muscles and mobility allowing us to partake in life to the fullest.

In closing, the staff at Jeevanaya Wellness invite you to sample their most exclusive Ancient treatments or even better, gift a Yoga Class or a Treatment to a boss or loved one for Christmas.

Exclusive Treatments:

  1.  Abhyanga Massage – a 5,000+ year old Ayurvedic practice of Dosha specific warm herb-infused oils.
  2. Lomi Lomi Massage, a 3,000year old Hawaiian practice which is done in long flowing motions and generous amounts of oil to promote harmony and balance.  (This is done by a Registered Massage Therapist so insurance benefits will cover this treatment.)

Open for business!!

Barrie uncovered would like to congratulate Jeevanaya Wellness on having their grand opening. They were the first business to have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event in Barrie in the past 6 months. We would like to wish them much success in their endeavor. The event was a great turnout, and Multiple vendors from local businesses were set up. They had food from Tandoori Kingdom, and dancers entertained the crowd!!

Jeevanaya wellness practices traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda is traditional medicine and natural healing system that came into existence about 5000 years ago in India. Ayurveda a life science designed to educate people on how to take care of their health on their own and live a healthy life. Ayurvedic therapy helps to promote human happiness, inner peace and calmness, a balanced mind, and an uplifted spirit. Ayurveda helps to rejuvenate the body and enhances the feeling of well being. People came to the event to gain knowledge of this unique medical practice.

The event offered education and consultations from their highly skilled and well experienced Ayurvedic professionals and therapists. They offer an extensive range of treatments and therapies including…

  • Yoga & meditation
  • Hot stone massages
  • Spine therapy
  • Head massages
  • Ayurvedic back massages
  • Deep tissue sports massages.

For more information you can visit their website, Facebook, or Instagram page