In addition to the wide variety of yoga class styles available at The Yoga Collective, some of our instructors are trained in other healing modalities as well.




Hypnotherapy is based in neurosomatic sciences. It is therefore concerned with the relationship of mind and body and the subjective experiences of an individual.

One’s mental, emotional and physical habits are based in the connections formed during childhood, between the neurons in the brain. Neuropathways are formed, dissolved and recreated through message repetition and intense emotional events or trauma. These experiences are rooted in the subconscious mind in the right side of the brain.

Understanding the subconscious is the best way of getting to know oneself. It composes roughly 90% of the mind and houses one’s imagination, memories, emotions and autonomic nervous system.

We often have very clear wishes and goals, but these often feel obstructed and difficult to achieve because of old programming and mental habits.

Hypnosis slows down brain waves from the conscious beta state to an alpha or a theta state. This allows the subconscious mind, and all that it holds, to come forward.

When one gains access to repressed memories and emotions in this manner, profound physiological and emotional healing and transformation can occur rapidly.

Hypnotherapy is proactive, in that the client uses hypnosis to access their own powerful abilities to facilitate permanent change.

Appointments are available by e-mailing Meredith Brown at or by calling 519.272.9679.

Massage Therapy


Margot's practice incorporates many disciplines to assist the body in trauma recovery and increased flexibility and range of motion in soft tissues and joints. Swedish Massage, Trigger Points, Reiki, Reflexology, Ultrasound, Electromagnetic Therapy (TEWS) and Lymphatic Drainage are all used by Margot to help clients achieve maximum health and well being.

Appointments are available by calling Margot Pronovost at 519.348.9686.

Shin So Shiatsu Massage


‘Shin So’ means deeper level or deeper layer. Shin So Shiatsu is Tetsuro Saito's natural progression of the pioneering work accomplished by Masunaga Sensei and is steeped in the tradition of Zen style or Meridian based Shiatsu.

Shin So Shiatsu focuses on the assessment and treatment of all the meridian systems, or energy pathways in the body. Shin So diagnostic techniques make it possible to detect imbalances in these energy pathways. Meridian-based Shiatsu therapy derives its success from sensitivity to changes along the course of the meridian pathway.

Imbalances, if left unchecked, can create health problems. Imbalances are like weak places in the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak, everything built on top is unstable and vulnerable.

By finding and correcting these imbalances in a massage session, we create a strong foundation in the body for optimal health. We work to balance the energy so that it flows freely throughout all areas of the body.

Sessions are approximately 1.5 Hr in length. Clients enjoy a full body treatment in comfortable, stretchy clothes and leave feeling deeply relaxed and at peace.

Appointments are available by e-mailing Meredith Brown at or by calling 519.272.9679.

Thai Yoga Massage


Beth studied Thai Yoga Massage with Kam Thye Chow at the Lotus Palm School in Montreal. She has been providing massages in Stratford since 2004.

In the temples of Thailand, many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga, ayurveda and the martial arts was born. In this unique helaing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of easy yoga postures and gentle stretching while massaging along the body's energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full-body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.

Thai Yoga Massage takes place on a floor mat.Supports are given to enable one to manage being on the mat. The recipient wears comfortable, stretchy shirt and pants.

Thai Yoga massage is practiced as a duet. Counterbalancing and levering the recipient's body with her own the practitioner works with gravity, breath and directed touch to create a harmonious and therapeutic "dance" with the recipient that imparts physical vibrancy, grace and spiritual energy. It is a profound healing system. It will leave you feeling deeply nourished, relaxed, and filled with energy.

"Over the years I have tried many things to address various problem areas and I have found that there is nothing out there that is so complete as Thai Yoga massage" - Judy Hansen

Appointments are available by e-mailing Beth Beech at or by calling 519.273.3856.