Petra is a registered nurse who began working in pediatrics in Canada and New Zealand. Presently she works in the area of forensics. In order to cope with the stressful work she turned to yoga and meditation and found it very helpful in maintaining balance in life.
Petra has practiced a variety of yoga styles since 2000. After becoming an avid practitioner of Kundalini yoga in 2008, she studied with Sat Dharam Kaur and graduated in 2010 as a Kundalini Research Institute Certified Teacher. She combined her passion for her work in interpersonal violence and yoga to co-develop a nine week Trauma Recovery program through Kundalini Yoga which assists women who have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence, creating hope and healing in their lives.
Continuing her education in yoga led to completing the Healthy Breast and Beyond Addictions Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs with Sat Dharam Kaur, as well as yoga teacher training for children with Aruna Humphries and Gurudas Kaur Khalsa. She is an active member in the Kundalini Yoga Wellness and Health Association and volunteers her time at BLISS Yoga Studio doing the community yoga classes.
Petra is the founder and director of Connect and Heal where she provides complementary therapies that improve the health and well-being for women and their families. She is a Reiki Master and offers Reiki treatments and, first and second degree Reiki training. She also provides a variety of massage therapies including Foot Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and the Dr. Vodder technique of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy, which is extremely helpful in treatment and management of arm lymphedema the result of breast cancer and lymph node removal. Petra volunteers at Wellspring, providing Reiki treatments to people living with cancer and their supports.
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