The Village Lineup
Who We Are
Certified Nutritional Practitioner & Infant Digestive Specialist
As a New Mom Marissa struggled a lot with her new baby. After giving up on breastfeeding from a lack of support she turned to exclusively formula feeding. From then her son was constantly in some type of pain or discomfort from colic, reflux, constipation, rashes or diarrhea. She tried everything in hopes of giving him relief, but nothing seemed to work. Eventually she figured out the solution and it worked! Marissa knew she wasn't the only Mama going through this and turned this into a passion to help other Mothers eliminate their babies discomforts.
In 2017 Marissa headed back to school to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Pediatric Feeding and Nutrition Specialist. Now Marissa's mission in life is to teach Mothers about their infant's digestive system and how to eliminate colic, constipation, rashes and reflux for good in her course The Gut to Butt Method. She is changing the lives of many Mamas!
Doula & Holistic Nutritionist
Jacquie is a Mom, Doula & Holistic Nutritionist dedicated to helping women in all stages of motherhood, from preparing to conceive through pregnancy and particularly in postpartum. She works to help women with a natural and holistic approach to health, wellness and motherhood in a realistic and compassionate way. Her Prepared Postpartum Program was released in late 2020 to help women build their support villages (sometimes from scratch), nourish themselves with foods and meal plans specific to postpartum healing and help them to feel confident and empowered for all that the postpartum period and new mamahood has to offer (including better communication with, and support from, their partners).
Jacquie also works as a Nutrition Coach for moms to assist with their health & wellness goals for them and their families at every stage of life.
Dalian Method Facilitator
Leela Haris found her passion for helping people help themselves after understanding and healing her struggles with trauma, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
As the owner of Expanding Consciousness, Leela supports individuals in the areas of Intuition, Expression & Inner Empowerment.
You can learn more at www.leelaharis.com
Executive Assistant & Mindset/Productivity Coach
Sephonyia Porter is a Virtual Executive Assistant and Mindset/Productivity Coach. She is the founder and owner of Virtual Empowerment Solutions. In her business, she helps Mompreneurs find themselves again by shifting their mindset. This increases their productivity and brings their brands to life.
She is a person of humor, integrity and always can see some positivity in situations.
Sephonyia has hosted a Virtual Summit for healthcare and wellness Mompreneurs to share their stories and experiences at the beginning of the pandemic. These inspiring women helped her present a fantastic event. It was a great success and a huge impact on the guests.
Sephonyia established Virtual Empowerment Solutions to empower other women and more specifically other mothers. She knows how it felt to have difficult times during her pregnancy, afterward, and in the toddlers years, now. When she works with a client, she hopes to save them a load. She wants to show mothers that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and for them to know that they are not alone. They can spend more time and meaningful moments with their families and have a successful business. She has helped women by shining light in their lives and being their number one fan and accountability partner.
Throughout her program, Major Mindset Moves for Mommies, she uses personal development practices to improve Mompreneurs’ mindset, help them face their fears, and embrace their vulnerability.
Outside of her work life, Sephonyia spends time making memories with her daughter, nieces, and nephews. She currently lives in Florida but was born and raised in Kentucky. She has mentioned how she lives her life on her own terms and how she created her own consistency. But, hey, who wouldn’t think of this kind of life when you have a crazy toddler running around your house. There are certain terms and conditions with that lifestyle.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Leigh McSwan is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a background in Psychology. She is a new homeschooling Mom of 2 very energetic, busy boys!
Leigh became a Picky Eating expert after the birth of her second son who hated everything! She refused to accept the narrative that 'picky eating is a normal part of childhood' so she worked with him closely, diving into as much research as possible on the topic. Leigh recovered her picky eater and now offers the strategies and techniques she used in her online course, The Picky Eater Collective. Leigh takes a mindful, gentle and conscious approach to parenting picky eaters in a way that brings you and your child together.
Leigh is passionate about helping families live a holistic lifestyle, easily, one that is free of toxic products, is abundant in whole and real foods in a way that works in todays modern lifestyle.
You can find her on YouTube and Instagram @holistic_leigh
Health Educator, Clinical Nutritionist
Hi there – I’m Amanda! I’m a holistic nutritionist and health coach located in Whitby, Ontario, with a constant thirst for knowledge. I quench this thirst by continually educating myself on all things health and wellness! I am a science nerd, food aficionado, lover of fitness and embracer of all things natural. I am on a mission to live an optimal life and would love for you to join me on my journey. Read My Health Journey to get to know me a little better!
The goal of Amanda Naturally is to provide a platform for you to streamline your health journey efforts! I have spent 6 years immersed in nutrition research, and more recently all things natural health related. I want you to feel that Amanda Naturally is a trusted source for practical, evidence-based and fun tips, tricks, recipes and DIY projects. My ultimate purpose is to distill everything I have learned over the last 7+ years, and am continuing to learn, into an easy to navigate, resource-dense platform that will expedite other individuals’ health journey.
Owner of Spark Expansion: Transform Inner Conflict & Outer Dichotomy: Dalian Method
Kindi Dulai-Gill is a Mum first and then a Leader who focuses on Conscious Solutions for Adversity within Family Life. A former CEO of a private family company, responsible for 3000 people nationally in the UK, she now has 35 plus years of experience in Leadership and Change Management, in the Corporate World and within the home.
Kindi is trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, the former President of the local Vancouver and BC chapter. She is also a Facilitator of the Dalian Method from the Dalian School of Health and Consciousness, an accreditation that has taken nearly 13 years of detailed and intimate work in understanding human dynamics and herself through experiential growth in self-awareness.
Kindi specializes in transformation for families, guiding them to access their peaceful presence, helping to prevent disruption/conflict by silencing the source to their stressed-out mental and emotional triggers, anxieties and insecurities.
Kindi educates on unconscious bias that is carried from generational patterns within the family and society, and the implications of the associated implicit reactions, judgments and perceptions. She teaches how to overcome bodily memories of trauma, grief, beliefs & conditionings permanently and quickly, using the Dalian Method. And she shares how to eliminate the underlying pain, fears and upset so that each person can feel their strength, uniqueness, creativity and purpose.
Her many clients worldwide, excitedly revere the ground breaking power of the Dalian Method. The inventor of the method, Mada Eliza Dalian, calls this the most complete multidimensional process ever created which offers lasting transformation and empowerment at every level for human wholeness. This is a revolutionary personal development program, resolving psychological emotional issues to abundance and spiritual blockages to alleviating physical pain and health complaints.
When not helping clients, Kindi enjoys keeping an eye on her constantly transforming family, comprised of her three adult children and husband. When she chooses to refresh and have fun, she loves to dance and take photographs. In her quiet reflective moments Kindi enjoys writing poetry too. Kindi lives in Vancouver.
Visit www.Kindigill.com for more information on how to keep your emotional health in check, and be empowered to achieve your natural limitless potential.
Certified Health Coach & Founder of
We Well Together
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I was always active - if there was a sport or a game, I was playing it. My family had dinner every night together, prepared by my Greek mother who showed me the beauty of a well-made meal. During college at Boston University where I studied Human Physiology and Economics, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I quickly shifted all my attention to learning what I could about holistic nutrition and the benefits of vegetarianism. I designed a regimen for her that suited her personal taste and implemented it alongside her; and to this day, I haven’t changed a thing.
Maria's Mission TO educate, empower & encourage CLIENTS TO EXPERIENCE A physical, mental & spiritual transformation THROUGH A COMBINATION OF LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY CHANGES