Photographer: Brendan Ryder

Photographer: Brendan Ryder


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There is a place in you that has never been wounded.
— John O'Donohue

About Me

Hey There!

I’m April and I help people live a life filled with confidence, productivity and mindfulness!

I am a graduate from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. During my teaching career of 12 years I had the privilege to help many families. From that experience I developed my coaching program, The 8 Elements Approach, which is a unique combination of my training in mindfulness, stress, relationships and human development.

In my career I have had many opportunities to both gain and share knowledge:

  • Invited presenter at the Neurosequential Model Symposium in Banff, Alberta. Teaching Faculty for the ChildTrauma Academy

  • Workshop Facilitator at the Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference in San Diego, California

  • Graduate of the Year-Long Mindful Educator Program through Mindful Schools in California

  • Certified Trainer of the Circle of Security Attachment-based Parenting Program

  • Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher through Santosha Yoga Schools in Indonesia

  • Lead Trauma-Informed Instructor for Peaceful World Yoga Teacher Training in Colorado

  • Invited presenter to St Albert Catholic Schools, Edmonton Catholic Schools and the University of Alberta

  • Special Needs Coordinator at Aboriginal Head Start

As I continue my journey of growth and learning, my mission is to help others do the same. I firmly believe that it is our duty on this earth to share our knowledge with others. My vision is that mindfulness becomes a way of life that is accessible to all, regardless of economic standing, race, religion or personal identification. I want people to lead a life of happiness, success and fulfillment and I firmly believe that mindfulness can help do that.

I would love the opportunity to share this knowledge and experience with you.

Talk to you soon,

April