☝ This is me, Heidi, owner of SWELL Health formerly known as Sophrosyne Wellness. So happy to have you here!
🌊 Growing up, I was a white settler raised on the indigenous lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich Peninsula) traditional territory. This was the headquarters to the W̱SÁNEĆ People where they built their permanent winter homes. The W̱SÁNEĆ People are Salt Water People; meaning The Sea was crucial to their way of life. Traditionally they had homes throughout the San Juan Islands and on the east/north coasts of the Saanich Peninsula. I am deeply indebted to this land that I get the privilege to call home however, I still struggle with ways that I can honour and practice being a respectful student to the history that lays here. I am constantly learning and unlearning as I go. As I grow, I like to share my findings on how others can do so, too. I highly encourage you to learn more about the land that you reside on and see what ways you can get involved for pay your respects. Not sure where to start? See my literature page on BIPOC resources or click here to get involved with the W̱SÁNEĆ community!
🍎 In 2017 I received my diploma as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and ever since I’ve become even more of foodie than ever! I love baking, cooking, fermenting and creating… maybe something for you!
🌱 Being raised by a family of local butchers, I developed a passion for agriculture, sustainability and ethically raised/locally grown produce. I quickly involved myself in the 4-H community at a young age allowing me to build long-lasting relationships with local farmers all across BC. I’ll share with you local farm stands and grocery stores that you can shop at as well my tips on how to grow your own!
🌲 I absolutely LOVE the outdoors, our ocean and exploring all parts of our earth – if I’m not in the kitchen, you can bet I’m out hiking a mountain or kayaking our Salish Sea. For this reason, I chose to team up with SEAAV Athletics to be a brand ambassador for their sustainable athletic wear. Cleaning the ocean and looking fabulous while doing it?! Yes please! Enjoy 15% off when you use my code HEID15. Stay tuned for monthly beach clean ups paired with an outdoor yoga sesh- all for FREE in the name of SUSTAINABILITY #MakeWavesNotWaste To keep up with my adventures, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook where I share all my secret spots! ☀
♥️ I’ve struggled with acne, high-functioning anxiety and depression, major thyroid issues and PCOS throughout my early teens into my early adulthood years which led me down the self-discovery and self-care path at a very young age. Completing the Discovery Program at Cedars in 2016 taught me invaluable skills in relationships, emotions, psychology, addictions, recovery and more allowing me to weave these tools throughout my practice. Having a regular mindfulness practice including movement, meditation, breathwork and journaling reside strongly with me and I can’t wait to share it with you!
☯ Yoga, weight training and pretty much any outdoor activity have always been a huge part of my life. From rhythmic dance to taekwon-do and everything in between, I believe that balance and moderation combined with regular movement is one of the best ways to prevent stagnation in the body. In 2020 I continued my education with CSNN to become certified in Athletic Nutrition & Performance and in 2021 I completed my 200hr Teacher Training in Ashtanga Yoga & Ayurveda with Ashtanga Yoga Victoria.
📚 I’ve worked with a variety of entrepreneurs and CEO’s to help start and build their business. Working in the business world has always excited me and pushed me to educate myself and learn more about personal development. In 2020 I continued my education by completing the Instructional Skills Workshop to become a certified Facilitator. In completing this course, I hope to offer more workshops and classes to help reach more people at a more affordable cost!
✨ Living eco-friendly with minimal toxic products in my household has also been a core value of mine. I want to know what types of ingredients I’m putting on my skin and using in my house! Since 2011, I have used essential oils to make my own all purpose cleaners, hand soap, bug spray, laundry soap- you name it! For this reason, I decided to team up with DoTERRA Essential Oils to share my love and passion for sustainable living!
🙏🏼 Thanks for reading and stopping by – so great to have you here! I look forward to educating and creating together with all of you. ♡
Interested in working with me? You can check out how I can help you HERE!
Let’s connect and grow together 😊