Dr. Lacey Gerbrandt B.Sc., N.D.
Why I Do What I Do...
Growing up I watched my friends and family deal with health issues while at the same time dealing with chronic health issues of my own. I felt the toll that poor health imposed upon me and all those around me and felt the desperation that one begins to feel after hitting so many dead ends, never able to find answers or relief in the conventional medical system. Out of sheer chance I stumbled upon natural medicines and to my awe I not only found answers and relief but true cure for my ailments, something I had never dreamed possible. This was when my passion was born and the moment I knew Naturopathic Medicine would be my life's aim. If I could heal then so could others and it became my life's goal to assist others down that path. Naturopathic medicine has allowed me to live a free and happy life and I find great fulfillment and joy in helping others on their journey to wellness. I believe nothing is impossible with enough knowledge, understanding and persistence. Further, I believe everyone deserves a life of peace, freedom and happiness and that wellness is an inherent part of that.
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My Career Journey...
My love for yoga blossomed in my very first yoga class. The sensation of strength and renewal I felt after my first practice was addictive! The physical and mental benefits that followed were just a bonus! Through yoga I was able to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle and bring peace and calm into my everday life. It has become my passion to introduce others to the healing powers of yoga!
For me yoga offers the time and space to get in touch with my physical and mental wellness. I believe it is important to make time to nurture ones health and wellbeing. In todays busy world the gentle practice of a regular yoga routine can help us to reconnect with our mind, body and spirirt. Taking time to rebalance oneself often cascades to general wellness throughout our lives.
Yoga "asanas" or poses can range from gentle restorative practice to a rigorous fitness routine that provides any individual, looking to improve wellness, with a program that works for them. Together in private yoga sessions we can customize a practice that maximizes the benefits of yoga for your personal requirements.
In addition to my love for yoga I also have a passion for joining couples on their sacred voyage to parenthood. As a doula I offer labour and postpartum support for mothers and their partners. Together we will prepare and implement a birth plan that provides comfort, support and information for parents to optimize any couples birth experience.
I discovered yoga in the year 2000 in my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan. Coming from a corporate world at a young age, I was on a quest to find a balance between it all.
Once I stepped on to my mat for the very first time, it all began to make sense. The physical and emotional shift was almost immediate, and I was hooked.
After years of practice, I began shifting into my philosophy studies, which grew into my teacher training. I then began my teaching career in Fort McMurray, Alberta, finding an amazing community of yogis, and then moving to my new yoga home in Spruce Grove.
My practice has continued to ground and support me through many of life's challenges like; fire, job loss, grief, and most of all through the good days.
I am forever grateful for my practice, and continue to draw the line between the world and myself at my mat.
In love and light
My ‘ah-ha’ moment
My interest in natural medicine started at a very young age and has only grown and strengthened over the years. Growing up, my mom cooked everything from scratch and we rarely ate junk food. During the summers, she would wake my younger brother and I up at 6 am so we could all go bike riding together. Although I didn’t realize it then, my mom was teaching me all the tools I needed to be healthy.
However, in today’s fast paced world it is not always easy to make the right choices and I found it increasingly difficult to fit it into my life.
Tell me if this resonates with you: You wake up early from a sleep deprived night, drink all the caffeine, commute to work, absorb the stress of work, get home with energy reserves rapidly depleting, try to cook but find yourself turning to unhealthy convenience food because you’re exhausted and fall asleep on the couch by 7pm. This crazy, unhealthy cycle continues, day in and day out and we call this burnout ‘normal’. We teach this to our kids. This was me. I knew this path was not sustainable, would eventually lead to disease, and I knew I had to change.
In my mid-twenties, I had a Live Blood Cell Analysis (LBCA) test done and was completely fascinated by it! I kept thinking about it throughout the years and had always wanted to learn it. LBCA concentrates on the condition of the blood and balancing the body’s biological terrain. A small amount of blood is assessed under a specialized high-powered microscope and provides a detailed ‘live snapshot’ of the body’s overall health. Seeing my blood and all its anomalies was not only visually powerful, but it had created a ‘catalyst for change’ in me towards a healthier lifestyle. It had made such an impact on me, I knew it could help others as well.
My goal is to empower people with knowledge and tools that help enable them to heal naturally. I am passionate about helping others find a better way, and because I practically wrote the book on ‘How to feel terrible 101’, I understand the struggle and the journey. I welcome the opportunity to be part of your new journey.
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Here’s a little about me and my journey to discovering the path I am on now and what I do to help others find healing!
Ever since I was little, I have felt drawn to help people feel better. Growing up I was taught by my mother to be openminded to all the ways that healing can be supported in addressing the whole human in body, mind and soul. With singing coming very naturally to me as a child, through training and lots of practice, this became my first modality I was naturally using to help folks connect back to that inner part of themselves they felt distant from. However much I loved it, it never truly felt fulfilling for me and I was seeking for more.
It wasn’t until 2018, that after some very shocking and heart shattering news put me in a spiral of deep despair and feeling totally hopeless, I came to find alternative professional help (I knew drug and talk therapy weren’t going to cut it). Through the support of a dear lifelong friend, I was introduced to Emotional Polarity Technique. This emotional release technique and the process of forgiveness it brought me through helped me get through what I thought I would be stuck in forever. It changed my life so much in the best way, I knew immediately this was what I had been looking for my whole life to help others on their journey through pain and struggle. By fall 2018, I was enrolled to start my EPT training and fast tracked through it in 10 months graduating and becoming a Professional Certified EPT Practitioner. I was then fortunate enough to have the opportunity to start my practice out of Wellness on Whyte in June 2019 part time.
Now two years into this incredible ride, I am ready to take my practice to the next level and I am so excited to now also be joining the team at Vita Sana Naturopathic Wellness Clinic in Spruce Grove.
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Jill has been a nurse for over 15 years, working primarily in the emergency department. As a natural healer, working with energy and reiki was something she always did without really knowing what it was.
After getting sick herself with a serious heart issue, she realized that she needed to slow down and really listen to her body and spirit. This came as somewhat of a re-birth and she felt compelled to take her reiki training level 1 and 2. She was guided through the process with some help from her dear friends and fellow healers. Currently she is working on her reiki master program and mentoring.
Jill is a sensitive empath and offers a warm, safe place for you to heal. Her goal is to connect with people on a spiritual level and help them create a more harmonious, balanced and happy life. Jill is all about the balance of integrative medicine and combing holistic health practices with western medicine as needed. She believes in looking at the body, mind and soul as one and uses her intuition to guide her on this soul medicine journey.
“Learning to be present with an open heart for others is the best way to help them heal.”