the bishop botanicals team

Susan Bishop | Co-Owner | Aromatherapist | Product Formulator

Founder and creator, Susan Bishop is a Certified Aromatherapist Holistic Practitioner, Formulator, Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reiki Practitioner.  She is a Board Member of The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.

 

Her knowledge and products have helped many people with all kinds of conditions.  Her favourite word is Balance.  You must; calm the mind, strengthen the body and empower the spirit.

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Nicole Bishop| Co-Owner |Henna Artist and Tarot Reader

Nicole Bishop is a Graduate of Concordia University in Montreal with a Fine Arts Degree where she majored in Art History.  Following her graduation she has explored many different facets of the Arts.  She has produced stage plays, music concerts and short video productions. 

 

Nicole grew up loving creativity + art + always felt a very deep connection to the spiritual realm. She firmly believes that channelling creativity is a spiritual experience which was a big part of what led her down her current path as shop owner. 

 

From a young age she was drawn to the lore of witches + witchcraft but never knew how to actually practice. It wasn't until she was in University that she discovered paganism + magickal spirituality. Tarot cards, crystals, pendulums, candle magicks - it was life changing. 

Janet Hughes | Yoga Instructor | Reflexologist | Weight Loss Consultant

After years in the world of outdoor recreation, as a leadership facilitator, white water rafting guide and rock climbing instructor, Janet moved her career into the gym to help people get ready physically for their outdoor adventures.

 

Janet has 15+ years of experience helping clients of all ages reach their wellness goals and live life on their own terms. Janet is always inspired by the dedication of her clients and their willingness to learn. And she feels blessed to be part of their journeys.

With her 200 Hour RYT certification, Janet is thrilled to be bringing the benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation to all.

Jackie Taylor | Yoga and Barre Instructor

Jackie’s yoga journey started four years ago when she started a karma energy exchange program.

 

She was in love and soon was taking classes regularly and quickly began to notice not only a change in her body but in her mind as well.

 

Jackie wants yoga to be accessible to everyone and help people realize yoga is an amazing tool to help further your goals in all aspects of life. 

Simone Shears| Holistic and Swedish Massage | Reiki Practitioner

Simone has always been intrigued by the power of holistic healing modalities to ease stress, reduce anxiety, improve sleep and reduce physical pain. 

She is a Reiki Practitioner, Certified Aroma Spa practitioner and a Kids Yoga teacher.

Professionally, she has been a Child/Youth Worker for over 20+ years.

Simone would like to welcome teens and adults to receive her healing treatments on offer and looks forward to you enjoying your new path way of wellness. 

 

Nadia Zaidi| Bollywood/Throwback Dance Instructor | Motivational Speaker

Nadia Zaidi is a very talented Bollywood Dancer, Life Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer.

With more than 15 years of experience in delivering personal and group services she ensures her clients receive personal attention, motivation, and professional state-of-the-art exercise and life skills instruction.

She learnt Bollywood dance at the young age of 5 and has attended several Bollywood dance workshops around the world. 

Ayrlie MacEachern| Dancer, Artist Facilitator and Expressive Arts Therapist

For over 20 years, I have been facilitating creativity-based experiences - in schools, on weekend retreats, in day-long workshops, camps and classes.

   

My passion is to hold safe and supportive spaces where people of all ages come together to co-create and grow. I aspire to contribute to an inclusive, dynamic and peace-full world where the real juice comes from blending the diversity of age, geography, culture and creative medium.

   

What inspires me is witnessing people's creativity in action: the bubbling up of possibility, the emotional connection with themselves and each other, a tangible sense of presence & joy!

 

Amber Campbell| Max Meditations, Life Activation Practitioner and a Certified Healer

Feeling there were different methods of healing to compliment Western medicine, Amber decided to empower herself by going back to school to become a Holistic Nutritionist.

 

From there, her journey led her to the Modern Mystery School where she became a Max Meditation and Life Activation Practitioner and also a Certified Healer in the lineage of King Solomon.

 

It is her passion to help empower others to take responsibility of their own lives and to relight the spark inside themselves so that they can discover their true potential.

 

Kat Salvador| Dance Facilitator | Burlesque Instructor

Kat has been dancing since the age of 3. She continued her arts education at York University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance.  

 

After university Kat continued to dance in an Afro-Caribbean dance company and started performing all over Toronto in venues large and small. She then went back to her tap roots to perform for several years with Alana Hock, and later with the Sole Sisters.

 

Adult ballet classes at the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto helped to keep Kat’s ballet training fresh throughout the years and her burlesque performances enforced a feeling of confidence and empowerment.

Colin Eccles| Essentrics Instructor | Dance Facilitator 

Colin was born and raised in Collingwood where he started and developed his love for dance.

He is a Level 3 certified Essentrics™ instructor and dance teacher. 

He runs a busy private piano studio and is active as an accompanist for solo and choral music. He is currently pursuing his final level of certification with Essentrics™. He finds this class an excellent balance to his busy schedule, allowing a time to focus on realigning the body’s musculoskeletal and fascial systems.

Edie Koleszar| Psychic and Healer | Esoteric Solidarity Craft Work Teacher

Edie is an International Psychic and Healer for over 35 years. She was invited to study in Mystery Schools around the world. Working in temples for 12 years as an Enochian (Angelic), Egyptian, Wicca Initiated High Priestess and Celtic Shaman

 

Teaching came naturally after working around the world and her gifts have brought much wisdom to her clients. "Once you Know Thyself, you begin working with Magick and develop a lifelong path of knowledge and wisdom integrated with activity." 

Teaching Esoteric Solidarity Craft Work opens keys to the true spirit self and your true gifts. These teachings have been hidden, kept sacred and holy until this time as Edie is bringing this to the public.  

When you seek and ask, it will appear. 

 

Cynthia Hope| Hatha Yoga Instructor

Cynthia’s classes range in intensity and focus. Central to her teaching is an emphasis on the importance of breath and the critical role it plays in achieving peace of mind. Cynthia’s inherent enthusiasm, keen sense of humour and varied yoga experience serve to guide students on the path to self-discovery, mindful awareness and proper yoga alignment. Her approach inspires students to have the courage and confidence to progress their practice by breaking down barriers, both real and perceived. 

 

She frequently attends trainings, retreats, workshops and classes both at home and abroad to further enhance her practice and share knowledge with her students. Cynthia credits the amazing teachers she has had on her own personal journey over the past twenty years (Hatha, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Restorative & Pilates) and feels privileged to be in a position to share her experience and knowledge with others.

 

Cynthia, in partnership with husband Jonathan and their two children, recently relocated to The Blue Mountains from Toronto in a quest to be closer to nature and all that it offers.

 

 

Jodi Behan| Heart Opening and Morning Flow Yoga Instructor

Jodi is overjoyed to now call the Blue Mountains area, home. After 10 years of traveling back and forth every Fall to Nashville, New York & most recently, Switzerland, she, her husband & 2 boys are ready to put down some much-needed roots.

 

Motherhood was Jodi’s first true Calling, followed by meditation, Doula work, & most recently, Anusara & Prenatal yoga teaching.  Combined, they are all interwoven passions & expressions of her Journey. She hopes to share her unconditional love & compassion with all the sweet hearts that come her way. 
 

 

Emmie Jae| Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Instructor

Emmie has an extensive background in dance. She began dancing at the age of three and continued on
to dance until the age of 25. She went to a high school for the performing arts, was the varsity dance
coach in college and even had her own dance squad for a while.  Her first yoga experience was free yoga in the park in West Hollywood, California and she fell in love.

She teaches Hatha and Ashtanga, but also offers gentle stretch, chair/accessible yoga which she is
currently educating herself on. One of her biggest goals with yoga while informing and educating her students is to push aside peoples fears and misconceptions of yoga.

 

“I believe that yoga is for everyone not matter shape or size, old or young, athlete or not, flexible, not
flexible and so on.

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