The Innate Wellness team is a group of compassionate, professional and dedicated health care providers working together to support and empower you, enable healing and guide you to a better state of wellness.
Dr. Angelina RiopelCo-Founder and Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Angelina Riopel is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario (2009). Angelina began her studies in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine obtaining a degree in health sciences, specializing in naturopathy. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
Angelina has practiced in both Edmonton and Toronto and has treated everything from simple digestive issues to complex terminal illnesses. She has trained extensively in the use of IV Therapy for acute and chronic disease, and has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue and digestive health.
By working through her own undiagnosed health concerns at a young age, Angelina learned the importance of listening to the body. She believes that the body is constantly communicating through symptoms, letting us know when we are in and out of balance. She is passionate about working with individuals to achieve internal balance and optimal health through mastering the basics of healthy living.
Dr. Kathleen ReganCo-Founder and Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Kathleen Regan believes that health begins with how and what we eat. Her primary clinical focus is nutrition. She integrates her experience with clinical and traditional nutrition to help patients create programs and healthy habits one step at a time. Kathleen also takes a hands-on approach to health concerns by integrating acupuncture and cranial sacral techniques. These therapies allow her to listen to the body and facilitate healing through relaxation of the nervous system. She finds that this approach can be helpful for a range of conditions including digestive concerns, autoimmune conditions, respiratory conditions, hormonal balance, fertility, chronic fatigue, chronic pain/injury, headaches, and stress management. Kathleen maintains a naturopathic family practice with a special interest in women’s health, family planning, fertility, prenatal wellness, pregnancy, holistic family health care and pediatric care.
Kathleen completed her naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto in 2009 and is a registered member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto in Research Psychology.
Dr. Keara Taylor is passionate about helping her patients live their best life, which she believes can only be achieved when they feel their best. Her mission is to make healthy living uncomplicated and accessible, helping her patients be the most vibrant version of themselves. Her treatment approach is to uncover the root cause of illness, and use gentle, natural, yet evidence based means to bring the body back into balance. Her aim is to empower her patients, providing them with practical knowledge and assistance to enable them to connect with their bodies and take charge of their own health. She treats a variety of conditions, and has a special interest in women’s health, hormonal balance, digestion, stress management, weight loss, and pre and post natal care.
Keara is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed to practice in Ontario. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND). She received her four year post-graduate Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
Dr. Jonathan Cartile has a wide range of practice experience that spans 10 years and 3 continents. For the past 8 years he has worked as the head chiropractor at two busy clinics in Newcastle, England. Prior to this he complete his Chiropractic Degree at MacQuarie Univeristy in Sydney, Australia. He is originally from Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Ontario. He has recently returned to Canada and joined the Innate Health Centre. He is a member of the General Chiropractic Council of the UK and the Ontario College of Chiropractors.
Dr. Cartile takes a holistic approach to chiropractic medicine and encourages his patients to make healthy lifestyle choices through education and treatment recommendations. He also believes that a healthy nervous system is an integral part of allowing the body to reach optimal function. Dr. Cartile has completed additional training in Sacro Occipital Technique. SOT is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of chiropractic medicine that looks at the causes of the problems, not just the symptoms. SOT is a complete body technique with cranial adjustments, organ releases, all the way down to toes. Dr. Cartile has a special interest and has devoted a significant amount of training in pediatric and pregnancy care to create a well-rounded family practice.
Emily Carr-LockeRegistered Massage Therapist
Emily Carr-Locke is a Registered Massage Therapist. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic where she gained clinical experience working with clients in different settings and with many different needs and treatment goals. Emily works with different techniques including Swedish Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic & Deep Tissue massage, Prenatal Massage and Pediatric Massage. Emily is currently completing training as a Certified Doula and currently offers concurrent massage and doula care during pregnancy.
Jessica Stacey Registered Massage Therapist
Jessica Stacey is a Registered Massage Therapist who received an Advanced Diploma (with Honours) in Massage Therapy from Humber College in 2014. Throughout her education, Jessica gained experience working with multiple populations and various conditions, including sports injuries and performance, postural imbalances, chronic illnesses, and pregnancy.
Jessica uses a variety of techniques including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Wellness Massage. She currently focuses on the use Massage Therapy for the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain, biomechanical dysfunction, exercise rehabilitation, sports injuries, stress related musculoskeletal concerns, and overall body wellness.
Jessica values an active and involved approach of care using Massage Therapy to aid and optimize health and wellness of all her patients. She believes in one-on-one communication to build a therapeutic relationship and to create individualized treatment plans for each patient’s unique presentation. She is passionate when it comes to educating her patients about self-care and exercise rehabilitation to reach their treatment goals and maintain good health.
Peter WitzRegistered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist
Peter Witz is both a Registered Massage Therapist and a Registered Acupuncturist. He is a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of Ontario as well as the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Peter’s practice style consists of a blend of therapeutic influences from eastern and western medicine that caters to the needs of each individual client. Although he treats a variety of conditions both acute and chronic, he specializes in the treatment of pain and stress management. Peter is an educator who strives to help patients bring health back into their hands.
As an RMT he focuses on treating the body as a whole by addressing both the concern and the cause. His therapeutic style consists of a blend of general Swedish techniques with gentle joint manipulations and dynamic/kinetic massage. He also provides deep tissue, relaxation, sports and hot stone massage.
As an acupuncturist, he treats the body from a Chinese medicine perspective. His style is unique since he often uses massage to complement the treatment during acupuncture. He uses a balancing technique that helps harmonize the organ systems, improve the circulatory system and calm the mind. Besides treating pain and stress management he also treats; digestive disorders, anxiety/depression, fertility and much more. In addition to acupuncture Peter also provides; cupping, Tuina (Chinese medicine massage) and mediation exercises.
Xianmin YuRegistered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist
Xianmin is a Registered TCM practitioner and Acupuncturist in Ontario. He has a solid background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, with a Masters Degree from Shanghai University in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor Degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He also has a Masters degree in Kinesiology from Western University. With a combination of both western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he is well prepared to provide dietary, herbal and acupuncture services as a registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
His clinical experience includes the treatment of pain syndromes, internal medical issues (e.g., dizziness, tinnitus, overweight, gastrointestinal disorder, etc.), gynecological disorders (e.g., dysmenorrhea, perimenopausal syndrome, irregular menstruation, infertility, etc.), and emotional fluctuation (e.g., stress & strain, insomnia, easily irritated, easily get tired, etc.). He is also specialized in treating urinary incontinence. He keeps his knowledge of Chinese medicine up to date and is grateful to still have a strong working connection with his former supervisor and colleges.
Xianmin offers Chinese herbs and formulas, acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping (including sliding cupping) and magnetic pellet pressing.
Marie-Ange V-F Cherchel likes to be attentive to each patient and their story in order to provide the best treatment plan. She is passionate about the opportunity to work with a like-minded team of practitioners. Marie-Ange has worked with a wide variety of conditions and since her graduation, she has taken additional courses in obstetrics, pediatric care and Kinesio Taping. She has also studied Asian manual therapies including Thai Yoga Massage and Qi Nei Tsang. She has a special interest in the treatment of sciatica, wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, hip and lower back pain, ankle pain, Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorders (TMJDs) and TMJD related headaches.
Marie-Ange studied osteopathy in the United Kingdom at the University College of Osteopathy and completed her post graduate studies in France; she is trained in structural, visceral and cranial sacral styles of osteopathy. She moved to Canada in 2015 where she joined the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Geraldine Lo MonacoEnergy Healer and Intuitive
Geraldine was born and raised in Milan, Italy. She graduated at the University of Turin in Marketing Communications. Geraldine is a natural born healer and intuitive who moved to Canada in 1999 and has practiced in Montreal, Calgary, and now in Toronto. She has been trained in Pranic Healing, Barbara Brennan Fundamentals, Magnetism, Holistic Life Coaching, and Energy Medicine. She is a certified Spiritual Healer, Master Reiki and Intuitive and a member of International Association of Medical Intuitive, Canadian Reiki Association and Association of Spiritual Healers of Alberta.
Geraldine has an innate ability to see and perceive the energy body and find the root cause of blockages that contribute to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual discomforts and illness. From a holistic perspective, being aware of the root causes of illness helps individuals to focus their healing and treatment to clear up blockages and make specific lifestyle changes which contribute to a healthier way of being and a more balanced life. Her services are provided in English, French and Italian.
Marco RosadaBiofield Healing & Holistic Life Coach
Marco Rosada is a certified Relaxation Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Meditation Teacher, and Holistic Life Coach. The principles and techniques of these disciplines are an integral part of his Biofield Therapy healing practice. He is also a member of the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies (CAIED).
Marco was born and raised in Triest, Italy and has resided in Canada since 2011. Since 2012, through academic studies, meditation sessions, and practical training, he has developed his own healing style in Quantum Biofield Therapy and Space Clearing. His experiences in holistic training motivated him to embrace Quantum Biofield Therapy and Space Clearing full-time after working for twenty-nine years in the Fine Art industry as an Advisor.
Biofield Therapy integrates principles and techniques of different practices like quantum energy healing, holistic nutrition, relaxation therapy, cognitive behavioural and holistic life coaching. These energy treatments are supported by at-home breathing, relaxation exercises and binaural sound sessions to improve sleep quality and cognitive process; nutrition advice to improve the digestion and to restore efficient gut-brain communication; lifestyle advice and guidance to correct any behaviour and/or to avoid situations that might trigger stress or anxiety or hinder the healing process.
Sonja Smiljanic, BA, NNCP is a certified Holistic Nutritionist who graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2018. Sonja is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners
Sonja believes that building a trusting relationship with one’s body is one of the best foundations for supporting optimal health. By teaching clients how to read the signs that the body gives through symptoms, Sonja helps clients become more in tune with their bodies so that trust can be developed over time. She aims to keep the focus of her nutrition consultation and coaching on sustainable and positive nutrition, where the emphasis is on finding a balance between what foods should be consumed and what foods should be avoided. Sonja’s nutrition and supplement protocols are individualized to each client with great care. Her aim is to incorporate each client’s personal preferences balanced with professional recommendations to support optimal wellbeing. Nutrition consultation can help with a number of things including digestion and gut health, weight management, skin challenges and conditions, energy, meal preparation, and more. Sonja also enjoys providing clients with consultation on toxic-free living at home, and green beauty. As a Holistic Nutritionist she aims to operate from core values of trust, education, community, accessibility, and support.