I attended a Mom & Baby yoga retreat last year with my third baby. It was a lovely experience that was equally relaxing, calming and serene. It was lovely to be able to “escape” within the city and have time to celebrate my third child with a day surrounded by other lovely women and their babies. Jennifer nurtured us with a delicious meal, a wonderful yoga class and a joyful walk. Thank you Jennifer!
— Amanda DeGrace, Owner & Founder of Little Lotus Yoga
Jen’s Preparing for Labour workshop was exactly what I needed to begin calming my nerves about delivery. She’s knowledgeable and her methods encourage trust in your own body and abilities.
— Gabrielle Shaeffer, prenatal yoga teacher
Jennifer’s prenatal yoga series at Pranashanti was OMazing! She took us through both gentle and strength building sequences, connected us to baby, as well as created a sense of community with the rest of the expectant women in the class. I loved the combination of asana, yoga nidra, guided meditations and creative drawing to help connect more to my pregnancy, baby, and birth.
— Andrea Plitz, physiotherapist & Yoga Therapist


Unique Experiences

Chelsea Retreats provides a variety of unique getaways.  Located 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa on a beautiful waterfront property.  


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About Me

MY NAME IS Jennifer

I have been facilitating groups for 18 years. I deepened into my role while studying for a B.Ed in Physical Education with concentrations in Women's,  Religious Studies, and Psychology at McGill University.

Since 2001, I has been learning, living and teaching yoga (the practice of connecting).  I love integrating all styles and traditions of yoga and meditation into my practice-from Ashtanga, Anusara, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Laughter, Chair Yoga, Prenatal, Children's.  

I am Birthing From Within certified in Birth Story Medicine and the Birth Art Process and am currently the Ottawa ICAN chapter leader, a Birth Trauma Ontario facilitator, a Birth Story Listener, the founder of Empty Arms Open Heart and Ahimsa Heels.  I am passionate about mentoring and supporting new and soon to be parents according to their own values.

52 Chemin de Larrimac
Chelsea, QC. J9B 2C4


T: +1 613-864-8696
E: ahimsaheels@gmail.com