Sylvia has had extensive experience in the complementary health field as a practitioner, educator and administrator.
She learned BodyTalk from founder Dr. John Veltheim in 2000 and was among the
first Certified BodyTalk Practitioners in North America (and later amongst the first Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioners in the world). She became a Certified BodyTalk Instructor in January 2002 and a Certified Mindscape Instructor in September 2003. In 2003, she was also appointed a Senior BodyTalk Instructor
and was elected by her peers to the position of Junior Vice-President of the IBA (a position to which she was re-elected in 2005). In 2007, she switched roles to
become the VP for Academic Studies and she became an Advanced Senior CBI.
Now, she is pleased to serve on the IBA's Management team as the Chair of
Academics and Membership.
Sylvia’s passion for teaching, and ability to clearly explain concepts and
demonstrate physical techniques, have been appreciated by many students over
the years – ranging from the ballet and modern dance students she taught in her
late teens to her present day BodyTalk and Mindscape students. In the past, she
also taught advanced anatomy and physiology and massage technique courses in
the Massage Therapy Certificate Program at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta.
Students throughout Canada and abroad have consistently praised Sylvia's ability to take complex concepts and break them down into easily understood units, to
facilitate learning, retention and application. They also value her clinical expertise
and experience, open teaching style and the sense of fun she brings to her
trainings. Visit Sylvia's personal website at www.innatehealing.net to see what students have said about her trainings (click on the Courses button and then on Testimonials).
Sylvia was the Program Administrator of the Centre for Complementary Health Education at Mount Royal College for nine years. In early 2003, she resigned her position at the College so she could focus full-time on BodyTalk, to make herself
more available to her clients and students. She enjoys the balance between
teaching and practicing BodyTalk, and finds the two activities complementary.
About 70% of Sylvia's busy clinical practice in Calgary is now comprised of remote/distance treatments utilizing Mindscape techniques.
"I have been involved with many natural therapies and nothing compares to the profound results of BodyTalk," says Sylvia. "I have seen many people experience dramatic improvements in health and well-being—sometimes as soon as they get
off the table."
Sylvia offers through distance education, three anatomy and physiology courses
she developed specifically for BodyTalk Practitioners. Her Journey to the Magical Healing Place CD has proven to be beneficial to both clients and BodyTalk Practitioners. She also developed a Consciousness/BodyTalk Module 3 CD (available in English and German), wrote the BodyTalk System Module 5 Textbook (Lymphatic Drainage and Applied Anatomy & Physiology) and co-authored, with John Veltheim, The BodyTalk Access Training Manual. Most recently, she revised the BodyTalk Modules 6 and 9 manuals.
Having seen hundreds of her adult students benefit from employing Mindscape techniques, Sylvia designed a one-day Mindscape course for children aged 9 to 12. Since April 2007, she has taught the class in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and South Africa.
Striving for excellence in her clinical work as well as her teaching, Sylvia is an Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and has also completed the requirements to become a PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner.
Sylvia teaches all the basic and advanced BodyTalk modules (as well as the PaRama Unit 1 Practical). As an Advanced Senior Instructor, she has trained and certified many new BodyTalk Fundamentals and BodyTalk Access Instructors, and has also trained and certified some instructors of the advanced BodyTalk modules. She and one of her CBI graduates (Rosilyn Kinnersley from Melbourne) were interviewed on Pathways TV in Australia in 2006. You can find the interview online on the Pathways TV website at www.pathways33.com/you_tube_now.php Scroll down to find the interview.
For details about Sylvia's clinical work, the courses she teaches (including her training schedule and registration details), and her CDs, please go to her personal website at www.innatehealing.net.
To read what students have said about Sylvia's effectiveness as a BodyTalk or Mindscape instructor, please go to:
BodyTalk Access: www.innatehealing.net/courses/btaccess/acctest
Module 5: www.innatehealing.net/courses/bt5/bt5test
Module 6: www.innatehealing.net/courses/bt6/bt6test
Module 9: www.innatehealing.net/courses/bt9/bt9test
Advanced Modules Integration: www.innatehealing.net/courses/ami/amitest
Sylvia's Contact Information
Please note that Sylvia's new mailing address is:
Innate Healing Inc.
293 Sunset View
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Contact Information for Sylvia's Coordinators
For trainings in Auckland or Tauranga, New Zealand, contact Jane Gruebner at 64 7 552 5818 or 0274 991115 (mobile) or email@example.com
For trainings in Brantford, ON, or Toronto, contact Tracey Clark-Worrall at 519-750-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Brisbane, Australia, contact Melissa Smith at 07 3343 1051 or email@example.com
For BodyTalk and Mindscape trainings in Calgary, AB, contact Vilnis Muiznieks at (403) 981-5613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Edmonton, AB, contact Donna Kozoriz at (780) 951-3875 or email@example.com
For trainings in Melbourne, Australia, contact Rosilyn Kinnersley at 613 9326 2939 or 0407 004 539 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Pretoria, South Africa, contact Priscilla Naidoo at +27737823868(cell), or email@example.com
For trainings in Saskatoon, SK, contact Alison Costron at 306-280-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Scotland, contact Sandy Combe at 01343 850087 or email@example.com
For trainings in Singapore, contact Irene Khor at +65 6222 5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Surrey/London, England, contact Karen Best or Andy Spencer.
For trainings in Thunder Bay, ON, contact Patricia Arges at (807) 768-1366 or email@example.com
For trainings in Vernon, BC, contact Heidi Reid at (250) 542-1984 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in Victoria, BC, contact Peggy Hancyk at (250) 658-4278 or email@example.com
For trainings in Winnipeg, MB, contact Nigel Jeffers at (204) 779-9119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For trainings in other areas, or if you can't reach one of the above coordinators, please contact Vilnis at (403) 981-5613 or email@example.com