Office Staff Anita Smeskal
Donato has come to the Centre with her expertise and fun. She is also the owner of All Occasions Baskets Gift Baskets. Check out her web site if you are needing to order a something special for
a gift. www.foralloccasions.ca
Children’s Music Program Coordinator Jennifer
Lumsden A.R.C.T. is a piano teacher (26 years experience) with a degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.
For the past 6 years, she has been teaching music to babies and their caregivers at Prenatal Plus Centre, Newmarket.
She teaches music, drama and science at the Roger White Academy, and has, for many years taught music in small groups to children
ages 2-6. She sings with the Tapestry Chamber Choir and plays percussion
Registered Massage Therapist Sarah Ebbs R.M.T.
Massage therapist at the Centre for 15 years teaching prenatal & infant massage. She maintains her own practice
as well as formal teaching to other massage therapists. If you are interested in booking a massage with her directly,
please call 905 939-8809
Our Lactation Consultant:
Nancy Gale a registered Practical Nurse at Southlake Regional Health Centre in the Maternal Child
Department. She has 15 years experience with Moms and Newborns. Worked in Paediatrics Dept. for two years. Has been working
in the Breastfeeding Clinic at Southlake and now on the post-partum floor. Dedicated to helping educate woman on surviving
the first few days after birth and the benefits of breastfeeding to you and your baby.
Yoga Instructer Sandra Goldenberg is a dedicated yoga practitioner of over 10 years, having studied various forms of yoga (hatha/anusara/vinyasa)
+ mindfulness meditation. The practice of yoga has helped her to navigate the ups and downs of life with greater openness
and strength.As a teacher, Sandra offers nourishing + soulful yoga classes that help to build
both mental and physical strength. Her goal is to create a safe and supportive space for students while sharing the vast richness
that yoga has to offer. Sandra is a Registered Yoga Teacher + Registered Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher. In addition, she's the
owner of Holy Water Whale Yoga, a Newmarket-based business that offers private + semi-private Yoga Therapy sessions from her
Sign Classes Valinda Vincent
is a dual certified behaviour therapist and play therapist and holds certification from WeeHands as a WeeHands sign instructor.
She has been working with children for over 15 years and specializes in treatment of children with developmental delays and
cognitive disorders. For the first 11 years of her career, she owned and operated a centre for children with various special
needs providing therapy and treatment to children 0-18 years of age. She later went on to consult to families and agencies
for children with special needs and those struggling with attachment disorders and trauma. She has a passion for teaching
children and strongly believes that parents are an integral part of children's learning and therefore children learn best
when parents have high involvement in their learning. Valinda teaches from a foundational belief that as parents and support
persons we are here not to impart our knowledge onto children but rather to teach them how to use their skills and guide them
to their highest potential.
Consultant: Meredith Deasley, B.A., R.H.N.,
R.N.C.P., Registered Pediatric Nutritionist, owner of The Resourceful Mother since 2002, and teacher of pediatric nutrition
at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She can be reached at www.theresourcefulmother.com