Colleen Fraser is one of the developers of Whistler Healing Arts and a co founder and Education trainer of Vida Spas. For over twenty years she has been an innovator and leader in developing this embodied and integrated approach to health.
After studying Kinesiology and nutritional sciences at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Colleen Fraser continued her education at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Upon completeing her exams to become a registered massage therapist, Colleen furthered her knowledge in holistic health by continuing studies in Eastern ayurvedic medicine and western herbology to become an ayurvedic health practitioner.
Colleen is also a certified yoga therapist, and possesses the skills and knowledge to blend both Western and Eastern self-care practices. She has a special appreciation and skill set for practicing Ayurvedic Marma Point Massage, Abhyunga and Shirodhara Head and Scalp treatments. In the nineties she studied with renowned Ayurvedic Physician Dr Vasant Lad and she has continued her study of Ayurveda and plant medicine under the tutalage of Jaisri M. Lambert and David Crow
Educating and providing clients with the necessary resources to change their lives so they can take an active role in their own health and well-being and their community are the two pillars of empowerment that form the foundation of Colleen’s approach to healing.
Colleen takes an integrative and dynamic apporach to healing, tailoring treatments to the individual and the ever-changing needs of her clients.