January 9, 2020
Improving Quality of Life
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29 Bayswater Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2E5View Location Map
Anne Pitman, M.Sc., EYRT-500, C-IAYT,
Yoga Teacher and Therapist
Anne Pitman has a Masters in Kinesiology and has been guiding people to be present in their life, through dance, yoga and fitness,
for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in compassionately accompanying people who are facing cancer, both in weekly gentle and restorative yoga classes, as a Yoga Therapist (one on one yoga) in clinic, and as a Care Coordinator at the OICC. She co-leads the Babes4Breasts Head Start, a program for those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, bringing a wide array of mindfulness and yoga practices to work with fear and anxiety. Anne is also the co-director of the Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy (www.oseyt.com). She has long been a teacher of teachers, designing studies for certified Yoga Teacher Training from a Scaravelli and somatic, or body-centered listening approach. She is a graduate and ongoing scholar at the Orphan Wisdom School where she learns to compassionately support both living deeply and dying well. Recently, Anne released a (4 cd) set entitled “7 Short Practices; A Gentle Companion for Yoga Home Practice” and a meditation cd, “Into the Body”, a fundraiser for the OICC.
Rabia has enjoyed over 30 years in the health care profession deepening her knowledge in complimentary therapies, supplementation and the benefits of healthy eating and lifestyle. Rabia is a Certified Conscious Living Coach with the Hendricks Institute. Through these skills she supports patients who are experiencing serious illness, trauma and loss. In her care coordinator role at OICC Rabia encourages patients through whole mind and body learning to play a an active role in their healing as she guides them to make clear choices and powerful decisions about their lives. Rabia radiates a welcoming and compassionate nature.
JoAnne's ability to harmonize enthusiasm and compassion with her patient based interactions, combined with her great respect for an individual’s right and ability to make their own decisions, means she is able to accompany those in her care with loving, non-judgemental acceptance of who they are and what they are experiencing. JoAnne’s role as care coordinator is deeply satisfying and incredibly helpful for OICC patients.