about natalia brajak

meet natalia

I have served people in the wellness sector since 1999. As co-founder of Moksha Yoga (now Modo Yoga) in 2003, I ran my yoga studios in Toronto and Oakville for more than 10 years. I have diverse trainings in yoga and movement practices including Thai massage and level 3 ELDOA- which is an amazing fascial reorganizing technique born out of osteopathy.

A curious seeker of truth from early in my life, studying self, communication and healing were always what I gravitated to. My trainings and experience include Transpersonal and Spiritual psychotherapy, non-violent communication, Spiritual direction, Enneagram teacher training, Buddhist meditation, Shamanic Ayahuasca medicine transformation and Unity Bubble facilitation.

Life is a great and sometimes mysterious teacher. I found it deeply supportive to have a therapist to walk certain parts of the path with me. I was given tools and insights that still have meaning today. I draw on relationship experience, motherhood, travel and my creative passions to enrich my perspective. I am in the process of registering as a qualifying psychotherapist with the CRPO.

I relocated to Guelph several years ago and am currently in private practice through my downtown space called Studio Shibui.

my approach

I stand for truth and self love.

The unique journey that I have been on has enabled me to synthesize many modalities and teachings to work with you deeply and authentically, meeting you where you are each day. We are like the proverbial onion comprised of many layers.

To love yourself is the work of a lifetime. To know what that really even means is a deep study.  To love another in the most pure and unconditional way, with depth, caring and true friendship demands that we love ourselves in this way also.

When you become intimate with who you really are, then you can begin to appreciate whoever is in front of you in each moment of your life.

Beginning therapy for the first time?

My first therapist said to me “Natalia, can you take 100% responsibility for your life?”  100?! No, thank you! Why would I take responsibility for all the hurtful things that have happened to me?  I had no idea what that meant, how that could even be a good thing, nor that it was even possible for me.

When beginning therapy for the first time, much of the work leans towards talk therapy. You can learn about yourself by simply having the freedom to share and express yourself without judgment or advice giving from me.  I like to call it the emptying process. Cognitive learning and psychoeducation are also part of this process.

If and when you choose to move more deeply into yourself and claim your life, emotional work, and integrating your past with how it drives your present-day experiences is often the next step. I won’t say it’s a straight road, but effective therapy will always meet you where you are in the now.

Then there is the transpersonal or spiritual component that has nothing to do with religion, but with your beingness. This process can offer you the way to regain your wholeness and live without a fragmented self that operates with joy, healthy boundaries, and interdependence.

therapies

Spiritual Psychotherapy

My client-led approach allows you to address the most important challenges to you, at your own pace. Together, we can identify where you’ve come from, where you are now and where you want to go.

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Enneagram Coaching

Learn what Enneagram teachings can show you about your specific personality structure, habits of mind, inherent strengths and blind-spot challenges. This strongly complements any sort of therapeutic work.

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ELDOA

ELDOA is a revolutionary, cutting edge osteopathic lengthening and strengthening technique for the spine and joints of the body.  Improve your athletic performance, effectively battle back pain, maintain nervous system and organ function all at the same time. Essential for anyone suffering the effects of too much sitting, injuries, car accidents, concussions and surgery.  Private and small group sessions available.

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Unity Bubble

This conscious energy work is guided by your free will to transform patterns at the root and at the pace you are comfortable with. It's designed to facilitate and accelerate smooth personal transformation to help you  be who you truly are - revealing your ultimate purpose. 

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Spiritual Psychotherapy

My client-led approach allows you to address the most important challenges to you, at your own pace. Together, we can identify where you’ve come from, where you are now and where you want to go.

Learn More

Enneagram Coaching

Learn what Enneagram teachings can show you about your specific personality structure, habits of mind, inherent strengths and blind-spot challenges. This strongly complements any sort of therapeutic work.

Learn More

ELDOA

ELDOA is a revolutionary, cutting edge osteopathic lengthening and strengthening technique for the spine and joints of the body.  Improve your athletic performance, effectively battle back pain, maintain nervous system and organ function all at the same time. Private and small group sessions available.

Learn More

Unity bubble

This conscious energy work is guided by your free will to transform patterns at the root and at the pace you are comfortable with. It's designed to facilitate and accelerate smooth personal transformation to help you be who you truly are - revealing the truth behind your ultimate purpose here. 

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