(Certified Aesthetician, Certified Yoga Teacher, Plant-Based Chef, Plant Based Nutrition Certified, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work) http://soothespa.ca
Director of beautiful Soothe Downtown Spa, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Her Ahimsa (do no harm) mission is a cruelty-free, environmentally responsible business / life balance. As such, she pursues ongoing wellness education that acknowledges the interconnection of the health of all beings and the planet itself. She practices the World Peace Diet; a vegan conscious connection with nature and all sentient beings. As one who specializes in skin care and nutrition, Gloria is also passionate about the skin health – gut health connection.
Gloria’s compilation of life experiences include service industry employment, community development & mental health social work, health promotion consulting, skin care therapy, yoga instruction, dance performance and her most recent joy; culinary arts. She has a passion for learning and a deep appreciation for these interconnected learning opportunities;
Yoga; Gloria is a Graduate of the Lotus Centre Yoga Teacher Training program (2009, NL), Further trainings include: Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Assists (2010) TAYS Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Creative Yoga for Children (2010) Lotus Centre, Anusara Yoga Training & Meditation Retreat (2011) Ananda Ashram; World Yoga Centre of New York, Yin Yoga Professional Teacher Training (2016) Sartori Yoga, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (2017) Shakti Yoga, Thai Yoga massage Level 1, (2017) Lotus Palm, Thai Yoga Massage Level 2, (2018).
Chef & Nutrition Certification; Gloria is a graduate of Plant Based Nutrition; Cornel (2017), Heal & Ignite” Raw Vegan Chef Certification (2017) Pachavega, Introduction to Ayurveda: Nourishing Self Care, Kripalu (2017) Rouxbe Professional Plant-Based Chef Certification Program (2018), Life Transformation Training, Hippocrates Health Institute (2018), Food Over Medicine Facilitator Certification (2019) and Advanced Raw Food Chef Certification (2019), Medicinal Plant Chef in Residence, Nicaragua (2023). Gloria recognizes that the plant foods we choose to eat can be prepared in ways that preserve and even enhance how ones body will absorb the phytochemicals and nutrients to create positive change in ones system. – That plant-based nutrient-dense foods can create a supportive, nutrient strong environment that brings energy and vitality to cells and systems for prevention & healing of disease. Additionally, as a skin care therapist, Gloria is very passionate about the skin health – gut health connection. (Visit some of Gloria’s creations at Raw on the Rock fb page.)
Aesthetic Diploma (2022) Montreal, Quebec – APESEQ 6996 Licence, Makeup Masterclass (2022) Montreal, Quebec – Blankita Styles,
Natural Spa Product Education & Creation; Anarres Apothecary (2017), Aesthetic Certifications, St. John’s, NL (2011 – 2017)