About Us


Our beautiful wellness centre is located in the heart of the Headwaters region and offers the feeling of coming home. We believe that the journey to health begins with how you feel inside and out. Our centre reflects that. We offer you a community, a family and a place to come home to when you need it the most. We want you to feel your best so you can get back to leading a wholesome and fulfilling life.

We are a family of heart centred practitioners, healers and teachers that are deeply passionate about connecting body, mind and soul. At Headwaters Wellness our focus is on YOU. We care compassionately about all aspect of your wellness. True healing goes just beyond the physical and we are here to support your journey.

Headwaters Wellness is nestled in Alton, in the Hills of the Headwaters, surrounded by rolling hills, abundant rivers and waterfalls. Alton is a charming little village surrounded by the communities of Orangeville, Erin, Hillsburgh,Caledon Village, Belfountain & Inglewood.


Osteopathic Manual Practitioner 

Natalie Kipling

Nat Kipling, H. B.Kin, MOMSc

Nat Kipling is an Osteopathic Manual Therapist.  In fall 2015, Nat brought Headwaters Wellness to life with the intention of making it much more than a wellness clinic. The goal was to create a place that brings love and light to the healing process and emphasize the positive side of health…. “wellness”.

Nat fell in love with osteopathy many years ago and took the leap to return to school after it helped her eldest daughters colic. The premise of Osteopathy is to use gentle body work to facilitate the bodies own healing capacity (how mother nature intended). Nat brings a soulful approach to her practice and understands that healing is much deeper than just physical. She is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to find health from within and lead a fulfilling life. Her goal with each treatment is to connect body to soul.

Nat is happy to call Alton her home and believes in the power of community. She fell in love with the community so much she decided to plant further roots here and open the doors to Headwaters Wellness. This decision has enabled her to be close to her young family as they grow and give back to the community. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family close to nature, especially on the water.

 

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are”
~ C.G. Jung


Registered Massage Therapist

Catherine Battah

Catherine Battah, RMT

Catherine has been practicing massage therapy since 2003. She is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.  Catherine has been a Certified Infant Massage instructor since 2004 and specializes in massage throughout all stages of fertility, prenatal, pediatrics and geriatrics. She regularly works with clients of all ages and health backgrounds in using therapeutic and general relaxation massage. She also has extensive experience in treating sports injuries, stress management, headaches & migraines, injury rehabilitation, chronic pain management, deep tissue therapy, seated/chair massage, myofascial techniques, manual lymph drainage, acupuncture, low level laser therapy and hydrotherapy.  Her education extends to Thai Yoga Massage, Introduction to Doula Training, and she is currently completing her Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Services offered:
  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Massage
  • Pediatric Massage Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Myofascial Release Treatments
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatments
  • Private Infant Massage Instruction
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Acupuncture

 

“The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute”
~ Junius


Yoga Instructor

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Fae Budden

Fae received her 350 hour certification from East to West Yoga in 2013. Her lifelong passion for ceremony, wellness and spirit has been an ideal match for teaching yoga. Her background as a healthcare provider gives a professional and intuitive sense of the body.  Her belief  in a balanced approach to the practice influences her classes with both active flow and passive restorative elements. Fae’s future plans include certification as a Therapeutic Yoga Specialist, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and furthering her training in Therapeutic Touch.   Always safe, sometimes humorous,  Fae’s classes provide compassionate care to the body mind and spirit.


Yoga Instructor

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Sam Shepherd 

Sam Shepherd is a wife, small business owner and mother of 4. She founded Escarpment Outdoor Adventures with her husband Dave in 1996. Together it has been their mission to help clients balance mind, body and spirit through a mindful connection to themselves and nature. She wholeheartedly believes in yoga as a way of life, yoga is so much more than postures and breath work. Using this holistic philosophy, Sam incorporates mindfulness, meditation, breath work and yoga postures into each class. She especially enjoys teaching children the importance of mindfulness and compassion through meditation and yoga.

Sam is an outdoor enthusiast – a passion she shares with her family, friends and students. As the owner and operator of Escarpment Outdoor Adventures, she brings the joy of rock climbing, yoga and meditation to students of all ages across Southern Ontario. Her love for teaching comes from her time with EOA and as an avid yoga practitioner she has taken her natural abilities for teaching and brought them to the yoga studio. When Sam isn’t practicing yoga, meditation or teaching those around her, she is with her husband and four boys on outdoor adventures – canoe tripping, mountaineering, hiking and exploring.

Sam is a certified Reiki practitioner and has studied at the world renowned Nosara Yoga Institute. Sam is honoured to offer the NYI teachings and traditions to her students. She is someone you can laugh with and someone you can lean on for support and this support transcends into the classroom where she continuously supports her students of meditation, mindfulness and yoga – helping them find a practice that is meaningful and inspired; a practice that is for everyBODY.