Meet our Divine Team
Our Philosophy: At Divine Health Studio we know how hard it can be to find the time and energy to start the journey towards good healthy habits. With a variety of health modalities, we offer a one stop health shop for those willing to create positive changes in their life. We help you achieve your goals by giving you the tools: education; classes; appointments; and advice for your total health and wellness needs.
Registered Massage Therapists: Becca, Jess and Ashley
Yoga Teachers: Becca, Tracy, JoAnne, McKenzie
Becca Pati (Owner, RMT, E-RYT and RYT-500, AWC):
It seems crazy for me to look back and see where my journey first began! Over 13 years ago, I became a Registered Massage Therapist and started working with Chiropractors in Riel Business Park in St. Albert. I realised soon after, that my passion was for a therapeutic style of massage to aid injuries and ailments. After 4 years, I ventured out on my own and opened Divine Health Studio in September of 2006. I added a flow style of yoga to my qualifications in the summer of 2006 and became an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (balancing nutrition and lifestyle) in April, 2009. For the last several years, I have been helping St. Albert, Edmonton and surrounding area residents with their pain, stress, nutrition, diet, and lifestyle changes. Your overall health is very important to me. As I become more involved with Eastern medicine and nutrition, I have realised that we need to focus on our health daily, not once our bodies start to deteriorate. In my experience with myself as well as with clients, I have seen that without massage the muscles remain tight and do not recover as quickly from injury and workouts. As well, without yoga our bodies turn soft, less flexible and our minds start to run rampant over-thinking and over-analyzing. I have also seen many people try to work out harder and practise yoga more often without proper nutrition. The fact is that food is the first medicine for our bodies that will either heal us or age us. I believe that all of these health modalities are important for overall wellness and health. Come visit us today and let us help you create more balance in your day. As I am constantly recreating how I communicate with people about yoga, health, and wellness, I would like to introduce you to my newly published personal BLOG called: Yoga yik yak: A yoga health and wellness blog ENJOY!
Jess (Registered Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher):
The thing I love the most about being a massage therapist is that it’s an endless journey of learning. The human body is such an amazing and interesting form; it’s constantly changing and adapting to whatever life is throwing at us. It’s so fulfilling to be able make a difference in someone’s life, whether it’s helping someone de-stress from a hectic lifestyle, or finding relief from pain that they have been experiencing for years. Being a Yoga instructor and bringing that knowledge into my massage room allows for healing in different ways. Combining the hands on approach of massage with the stretching and strengthening aspect of yoga helps build a wonderful balance in the body. I believe in constant maintenance, rather than just fixing something when it’s injured. Learning to prevent injury from occurring by bringing an overall awareness to the body at all times is so important. Whether its releasing built up muscle tension, realigning injured tissue, working to restore any muscular imbalances, I hope to be able to help you feel better no matter what the condition may be. I attended school at M H Vicars, I have been practicing massage for a couple years, and teaching yoga since 2010. Yoga, crossfit, snowboarding, rock climbing are a few of the things that keep me sane, and I’m always willing to try anything active. Music, Traveling and expanding my mind is what feeds my soul, and I’m constantly striving to live more on the right side of my mind.
Tracy (Yoga Teacher):
Yoga is so much more than the asanas (poses) and the physical body. It is every facet of an individual’s being, on and off the mat. It has guided me in who I am and who I want to be. It has given me patience, acceptance of self and others, and a connection within myself and my spirit that I never knew existed. It has opened my mind and my heart to my true self and to others with respect and without judgment. Lastly, but not least, it has given me balance, clarity, and peace. On my mat, I truly am me. Yoga is a journey within the self and for the self. As a Yoga Teacher, it is my intention to guide you in whatever way you may need to begin and to move forward on your journey with yoga. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to share this with each and every one of you. Can’t wait to see you on the mat! Namaste, Tracy
JoAnne (Yoga Teacher):
My journey into wellness began with graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Physical Education in Fitness and Health Promotion. I worked in the in the fitness industry for many years as a fitness instructor (yes to the unitards and leg warmers), fitness centre manager (way before personal training was cool) and as a military fitness instructor (no one believes that one, but it’s true!) Needing to find a less physical job, I began to work as an Exercise Therapist at WCB and have been in the rehabilitation field for 15 years. I knew there had to be more out there than just the physical aspect of health. From the first moment I walked into a yoga studio, I knew I had found the missing link that connected the mind, body and spirit. I became a yoga teacher in 2009, and have made yoga a part of my life since then. The yoga path is such a journey, and I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to guide you, nudge you and perhaps even make you smile through the process.
Ashley (Registered Massage Therapist):
This is Ashley Tallas. She lives eclectically with passion in everything that she does. At Divine Health Studio, Ashley is a Remedial Massage Therapist who studied her profession in Edmonton and abroad in Australia at Victoria University. She specializes in many modalities including Swedish massage, therapeutic and deep tissue, sports, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (great for seasonal changes and improving the immune system, as well as great for decreasing swelling and muscular tension. Often used pre and post surgery.), trigger point therapy, cupping, and hot stone therapy. Come in with an open mind because Ashley loves a good conversation! Her hobbies are; salsa dancing, acting for film and television, and blogging on Instagram. She also loves nature, taking photos, making healthy food dishes, and providing motivation, support, and programs for people in their health and fitness journey. To be part of her adventure friend her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/AshleyTallas or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AshleyTallas