Meet the Owners
Karen has always had a passion and calling for spiritual healing and growth. From learning meditation techniques from her neighbour at age 16, to finding a variety of teachers over her lifetime, she has continued to be a seeker.
Most recently, she has studied with Tanis Day, PhD, with the School of Energy Enlightenment for the past 20 years and in the intensive programs for 5 years. In one of the last classes of the course, where the class was discovering their 'master level work', Karen connected with her guides and had a clear vision of a healing centre that was to be created in downtown Kitchener!
And the Mindful Hub was born!
Karen lives in Kitchener, with her husband, Scott and their 5 kids (combined families!). Scott and Karen met in Tanis' course and it was love at first sight! They found the space downtown Kitchener and renovated it to be the beautiful space it is today! The Mindful Hub first opened its doors in September of 2019. Karen is a retired teacher, who now teaches Educational Assistants at Conestoga College.
Karen is so excited to now partner with Tina, to create programs that will facilitate healing of mind, body and spirit!
Tina has always been drawn to the field of mental health and emotional well-being starting her career off as a Child and Youth Care practitioner and then very early on expanding her scope of practice to include adults and families. Tina has her diploma and degree in Child and Youth Counselling, her Masters in Family Work and is currently completely her PhD in Philosophy, Human Relationships Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care. After years working in nonprofit organizations Tina made the shift to private practice in 1999. Tina has been a full-time faculty at Humber College in the Child and Youth Care programs (diploma/degree) since 2002 and an Adjunct Faculty at Martin Luther University College, federated with Wilfrid Laurier University, since 2018, in the Masters of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care program. Tina’s years of personal practices with meditation, mindfulness and yoga drew her to take a sabbatical in 2016. During this time off Tina dug deep into eastern practices for healing at which time she became Certified as a Children’s Yoga Teacher, Adult Yoga Teacher, trained using yoga for anxiety and depression and received her Certificate as an Applied Mindfulness Mediation Specialist. With these eastern approaches, as well as being a Certified Play Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, Tina utilizes a holistic approach in her work with individuals. Tina also believes in understanding more about the role of healing and what contributes to someone’s personal experiences and is currently principal investigator in a national research project exploring Hope, Self-Compassion and Authentic Collaboration and the role they play in an individual’s healing journey. Tina has always had the dream of opening a healing centre that aligns with her professional and personal philosophy that taps into the mind, body, and soul and upon meeting Karen knew that she had found her soul-sister and business partner. Tina’s vision is for a healing space that provides a multitude of services that can support individuals to organically work through things that block their true authentic being and living their most authentic life.
BACYC, MSc, RP (CPT) (CYA- RCYT) (RYT)REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPISTCERTIFIED PLAY THERAPIST