MOSS

Our Team

Restoring your body, mind and spirit.

 

Practitioners

 
 
 

 
 
Stephanie Moody Chiropractor Calgary Alberta

Chiropractor

Dr. Stephanie Moody

Stephanie is a doctor of chiropractic with a focus in pre/postnatal, women’s health and pediatric wellness. She has dedicated her career to supporting women and their families throughout pregnancy, postpartum and all stages of motherhood.

During her first-year practicing at a sports chiropractic clinic, as the only female chiropractor at the clinic many of the patients who were pregnant and all the babies and kids were sent her way. This quickly became her passion. She then went on to become a member of the ICPA with training and certification in the Webster Technique, Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, Kinesiotape, functional movement, Hypopressives Technique and is a certified BirthFit Professional which she combines with gentle chiropractic techniques to help women meet their health and movement goals.

After becoming a Mother, herself, she saw a gap in the care and support provided to women after baby arrives. She strives to help support women throughout all stages of motherhood and set a strong foundation of health for themselves and their families.

 
 
 

 
 
Kristin Romanoski Psychologist Calgary Postpartum Mental Health

Psychologist

Kristin Romanoski

Kristin is a registered psychologist with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She began her career in mental health over 15 years ago. Since 2011 Kristin has been working in a clinical setting specializing in Perinatal Mental Health; she found her passion working with women and families who are making the life altering shift to parenthood. She herself experiences parenting peaks and valleys after the birth of her son in 2016.

Kristin has a flexible approach to therapy. She is experienced in working with men and women with many different concerns and varying degrees of severity. Some of these concerns include depression, anxiety, trauma related to delivery, PTSD, OCD, sleep issues, relationship distress and personality disorders. Kristin uses techniques from Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Group Therapy.

 
 
 
 
 

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Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Kirstyn Richards Cahoon

Kirstyn is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist who helps women to prepare for labour/delivery and recover after childbirth.

Before starting as a  Pelvic Health Therapist, Kirstyn worked in Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Vestibular and Chronic Pain after receiving her Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Alberta.   

Kirstyn now focuses on helping women thrive during their pregnancy, prepping them for labour/delivery and aiding in their rehabilitation postpartum. Pelvic Health Therapists treat urinary/fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), constipation, sexual dysfunction and lumbopelvic pain. Treatment is customized for each patient and typically integrates pelvic floor/core/glute muscle re-training, helpful advice on bowel and bladder habits, nutrition and hands-on techniques from the therapist.

Physiotherapy is internationally recognized as the first choice of treatment for incontinence and prolapse. Kirstyn uses evidence based therapy techniques and a team based approach to recovery.  If you want to restore your core/pelvic floor and live your life to your fullest, book to see Kirstyn at MOSS!

 

 
 
Nicole Ahmed Lactation Consultant Calgary

Lactation Consultant

Nicole Ahmed

Nicole is a registered nurse (16 years) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( 10 years) and holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing, with a focus on breastfeeding education. She strives to support, promote, and protect breastfeeding by assisting, mothers, babies, and families in meeting their breastfeeding goals, whether that is to exclusively breastfeed or partially breastfeed.

When she is not busy helping breastfeeding families, Nicole is busy at home trying to keep up with her 24 month old son and 9 year old daughter. She is married to her high school sweetheart. She works very hard at trying to balance work and family and her “Zen” place is anywhere she can hear waterfalls or waves.

 

Carrie Mitchell Calgary Naturopath Doctor

Naturopathic Doctor  

Dr. Carrie Mitchell

Dr. Carrie helps moms thrive. She has a special focus on perinatal health and natural wellness. She adores treating women in all aspects of their journey - from preconception/fertility, prenatal to postpartum and beyond. Striving to help prevent and treat postpartum depletion, postpartum mood disorders, hormonal imbalance and more.

You can find Dr. Carrie at MOSS postpartum, offering a signature Postpartum Project, including IV nutrient therapy. She wants you to feel great postpartum, and hope to encourage health and community with their IV nutrient program.

 
 
 

 
 
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Registered Massage Therapist

Patricia Sparrow

Patricia is a Registered Massage Therapist who loves to help her clients feel their best. After graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2014, Patricia worked for 4 years building a successful practice as a RMT, while researching and developing innovative techniques to help her patients. After a successful career helping high level athletes and treating chronic pain, Patricia is excited to focus more on another of her great passions; Women’s health.

Patricia now utilizes her massage and fascial therapy techniques to help prenatal and postpartum patients to reduce pain, resolve dysfunction, and restore harmony within the body.

 

Erin Ekman Certified Coach Moss Calgary

Professional Certified Coach

Erin Ekman

Erin Ekman is a Certified Professional Coach and the founder of Centrivity- delivering customized coaching programs to individuals and organizations committed to growth and transformation.   Erin works with people who are ready to move beyond “good enough” to create more intentional, joyful and fulfilling lives.  

Erin is the creator of Collectivity- a series of workshops that bring groups together to transform relationships from the inside out by shifting the way we are in conversation.

Erin will be supporting moms and families at MOSS through group and individual coaching programs and public workshops and events.

 

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Certified Mindfulness Coach

Aditi Loveridge

Aditi Loveridge is a Certified Mindfulness Coach who supports mothers in their journeys after pregnancy or infant loss. Her work includes supporting mothers who have recently experienced loss, are trying to conceive after loss of any kind (pregnancy/infant loss, failed IVF, missed adoption), pregnant again after loss and those still struggling after the birth of their baby. Aditi helps mothers who have experienced loss to reconnect with trust so that they can step beyond anxiety and fear.

Before working as a Certified Mindfulness Coach, Aditi had a successful career as a Social Worker in women's sexual health. Aditi now draws on her Social Work, Mindfulness and Coaching skills to help mothers connect with their present moment experiences so that they can engage wholeheartedly in their lives. 

Aditi also uses a mindfulness based practice to support mothers outside the loss community who struggle with anxiety. 

 
 

 
 

Moss Family

 

The Moss Family provides in-house workshops, training and classes to promote wellness for the mother and family. Click below to see all upcoming events or keep scrolling to meet our members.

 
 

Beth McIvor Yoga Calgary

Beth McIvor

Beth discovered yoga in her early twenties and for the past 15 years has continuously been drawn back to the mat. Beth has been teaching yoga in Calgary for 9 years and did her pre and post-natal training with the wonderful, Amy Bidrman in 2012. She is a movement student for life and is currently studying and applying sustainable and functional movement in her life and teachings.

Beth is in constant awe of the female body; it's strength, resilience, differences, similarities, patterns and habits that make every body unique. She is equally as interested in the mind, the power of the mind and mental health as it pertains to mother’s in all stages of motherhood.

Beth loves to laugh, usually at inappropriate times and loves to explore movement together with others, to ask questions, have fun and to teach from a place of inquiry.

 

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Renee Groenland

Renee is a pre & postnatal certified personal trainer and massage therapist in Calgary. She founded Strelle Wellness earlier this year in an effort to help women embrace their feminine power, gain confidence and become stronger after having babies. She has two amazing children of her own and after her own return to fitness she noted most women are simply told that everything they are experiencing is ‘normal’ and they should really just get used to fatigue, leaking, and extra fat around their tummies; because they are a mom now. She is passionate about all things women’s health and helping as many women as possible through fitness, massage and empowerment.

 

Sally+Stuike

Dance Instructor

Sally Stuike

Sally is an AFLCA-certified fitness instructor who specializes in group and choreography classes. After taking Zumba and fitness classes for years, she decided to become an instructor herself, and she teaches Dance Fit Fun classes in her spare time. The Dance Fit Fun classes are welcoming, safe spaces for anyone of any size, shape and ability to move and celebrate their bodies.

The Dance Fit Fun class offered through Moss is designed for new moms who are living a new life but may also want to shake their tail feathers on a Monday evening, and still be home at a decent hour! The class has simple choreography that focuses on building strength and flexibility, and ends with a good, deep stretch. Sally would like to help new mothers gain confidence in their bodies, build on their strength and flexibility, and, most importantly, have fun dancing with new friends every Friday evening!

 

Renee Little Registered Dietician Postpartum

Registered DIETITIAN

Renee Little

Renee Little is a Registered Dietitian and heart centered intuitive eating counselor.  She is the founder of Livit Nutrition and brings women joy and peace with food. A guiding principle for Renee’s practice is that once women step off the diet roller-coaster then they can finally find balance with health and create love for their bodies.

Renee uses mindfulness and intuitive eating principles so women can learn to trust their bodies to guide what, how much and when to eat. She believes all the wisdom you need is already within you.  It’s through her own journey with restrictive eating and striving to be a “thin ideal” that lead her to take a deep dive into the reasons why she wanted to be a certain weight. Renee’s journey brought her to learn about intuitive and mindful eating and now she uses intuitive these principles in her life every single everyday! The intuitive eating principles have allowed her to completely ditch dieting, accept her body, improve self esteem, find balance in weight and manage her health.

Once inspired by how intuitive eating had improved her own life and health, Renee began training to become a certified intuitive eating counselor with Evelyn Tribole, MS.RDN and expects to have her certification completed by May 2019! Renee knows how much dieting can steal from women’s lives and wants this to change.  Renee wants to help all women celebrate their bodies so they can ditch dieting and find true balance and peace in their lives with food. 

 

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Sleep Consultant

Alison Keenan

Alison provides Sleep education and support for expectant and sleep deprived parents of infants & small children.  Before motherhood Alison obtained a BA in Communications and certification in Adult Education. She spent the majority of her 15-year career working in corporate learning and development coaching leaders, developing and facilitating workshops.

Enter motherhood. For Alison the first year was one of the darkest times of her life. She underwent extreme sleep deprivation and exasperated symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression because of her exhaustion.  Without close family support and being overwhelmed by all of the conflicting advice about infant sleep, she turned to the expertise of a sleep coach.  After her life changing experience with a sleep coach Alison knew that she too could be the person that made all the difference in an exhausted family’s life.Getting back to her love of teaching and coaching within the community of post-partum support practitioners just made sense. 

After completing her certification as a pediatric sleep consultant and breastfeeding educator Alison opened her own consulting company Peaceful Slumber Sleep Solutions. Through her loving and child centered sleep methods Alison has been helping families worldwide teach their children invaluable healthy sleep habits. 

 

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Financial Consultant

Marty MacLure

Marty hails from the East coast and has a professional background in the mental health field. Her purpose in life is to help empower others. As a consultant, she provides education, comprehensive planning and peace of mind to clients. Her ability to listen and attention to detail makes for a solid structure with goal setting and problem solving for families.

Marty understands all parents want the best future for their children! She is happy to navigate those waters for parents looking to be financially responsible for their families; including setting up Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) and proper life insurance planning. Marty provides informative and interactive seminars as well as one-on-one meetings for clients. She is looking forward to helping you reduce stress while building a brighter future together!

 

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Child Development Expert

Jen Bon Bernard loves to witness and support building moments of shared joy between parents and infants.  As a mother, registered nurse and student working on her masters related to a video feedback intervention for mothers with symptoms of postpartum depression, she has seen firsthand the power that positive interactions can have on physical and mental wellbeing for both parents and children. Jennifer looks forward to engaging in a discussion about how you can infuse small moments of happiness into your world with your little one!

 

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Postpartum Doula Trainer

AJ Hadfield

AJ Hadfield is a DONA-certified postpartum and birth doula and a postpartum doula trainer who helps women and their families as they navigate the physical and emotional transition to parenthood.

Before becoming a doula, AJ worked for many years in banking, mostly at the branch level, assisting customers with their daily banking needs. After transitioning to doula work in 2005, AJ worked exclusively with postpartum families for 6 years, before training and certifying as a birth doula. Since 2015, AJ has been a DONA-approved postpartum doula trainer, and facilitates trainings of new postpartum doulas across Western Canada.

 

Jennifer Hammer Postpartum Specialist Moss

Postpartum Specialist

Jennifer Hammer

Jennifer is a Certified Lactation Educator, Postpartum Doula, Belly Bind Wrap Artist and a trained peer support group facilitator for perinatal mental health. She helps new and experienced mothers connect with their community and intuition while assisting to navigate the always-changing postpartum period. Jennifer's passion is postpartum and she works within the local community to spread awareness and bring support to women post-birth through meet-ups and walking groups. 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Office Team

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Owner/Founder

Paige Barlow

Hello my name is Paige. This journey has been amazing and messy as hell. We are getting there and by spring this year we will be opening the first postpartum house in Calgary, Alberta.  

I truly do believe the most important time in all the trimesters is the 4th Trimester. Over the last 5 years I have not only watched the birth of over 50 babies but the birth of parents being born. Supporting these families after the birth was where I found my calling. The births of our 2 children as well a the loss of our third baby really solidified the conception of the MOSS Postpartum house.

The need to nurture the parent is not something society in general thinks of in the same capacity as birth and there lies the disconnect. We are here to change that. So come as you are you are welcome here!

Beth Galster Moss

Office Manager

Beth Galster

Beth is the Jane-of-all-trades behind the scenes at Moss. She holds formal education in a smattering of topics such as Outdoor Leadership, Emergency Medical Responder, Birth Doula, Lactation and Childbirth Educator as well as self-taught skills in photography and everything tech-related.

If you engage in conversation there is a good chance you will end up talking about her kids or cervix’s. Although she has a resting bitch face, she really is a friendly and interesting person!