About

Onyx was born in Detroit Michi­gan. Child­hood fam­ily cir­cum­stances moved her to Canada, and since then from a young age she has been impas­sioned to come to a greater sense of whole­ness in bal­ance to a greater under­stand­ing of being human and what this means in rela­tion to suf­fer­ing. As a teen Onyx was inspired by Don Juan’s words to Car­los Cas­taneda, “To the ordi­nary man, every­thing that hap­pens to him is either a curse or a bless­ing. To a war­rior, each thing is a challenge.”

War­rior here is to be under­stood with the mean­ing from spir­i­tual tra­di­tions through­out the world of prac­tic­ing human brav­ery, and fear­less­ness. To be heroic and kind, to be who you are, and tak­ing on the respon­si­bil­ity of offer­ing help to oth­ers with­out impo­si­tion. Bring­ing this approach into her heal­ing prac­tice has Onyx look­ing at the unique­ness of every­one against the uni­ver­sal back­ground of our shared humanity.

Onyx is a grad­u­ate of York Uni­ver­sity in The­atre Direc­tion /Psychology. She spent a few years on the the­atre scene before study­ing at ISIS– Canada to grad­u­ate as a cer­ti­fied Expres­sive Art Ther­a­pist. For sev­eral years she was part of a research project with the Toronto School Board in alliance with the Clarke Insti­tute, and later the George Hull Cen­tre. In this project, Onyx part­nered with teach­ers to use drama ther­apy in the class­room as a means of con­nect­ing with “at risk” children.

Onyx’s expres­sive art ther­apy deep­ened into the body– mind con­nec­tion for six years at Muki Baum Treat­ment Cen­tre For Adults and Chil­dren with Com­plex Dis­abil­i­ties. Here she was being informed very much so from the phys­i­cal body, and the impor­tance of being com­fort­able in our own skin. This inter­est led Onyx to var­i­ous stud­ies of body work, shamanic energy heal­ing, sound and move­ment ther­apy in Canada and the United States. In 2006, she began a full time study in Mas­sage Ther­apy at Kikkawa Col­lege and grad­u­ated with honours.

moons

Get­ting to know her client’s over the years, it became appar­ent that many face the respon­si­bil­ity of sup­port­ing their aging par­ents and other rel­a­tives. The med­i­ta­tive qual­ity of her work and her pas­sion to assist oth­ers led Onyx to Con­tem­pla­tive End of Life Care stud­ies at the Insti­tute of Tra­di­tional Med­i­cine in 2012. When called upon she is now hon­oured to offer sooth­ing touch in pal­lia­tive care.

Onyx has kept her cre­ative process and med­i­ta­tive prac­tice alive. Her per­sonal expe­ri­ence with Yoga nidra med­i­ta­tion stud­ies, sound and breath work along with a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Kun­dalini yoga, pro­vide a fer­tile ground for her to be with clients on their own heal­ing journeys.

In Spring 2016, Onyx grad­u­ated from Acupunc­ture and Inte­gra­tive Med­i­cine Acad­emy ( Hon­ours). There she learned a gen­tle Japan­ese acupunc­ture approach that mixes well with energy work, sound heal­ing and massage.

Onyx offers one or more of these modal­i­ties men­tioned above in a session.

Phos­pho­rus Flame Heal­ing Intention

A bril­liant equi­lib­rium emerges in when we open up to our inner heal­ing power.

The beauty of this bal­ance is often wit­nessed by Onyx in ses­sion and gave it birth to the metaphor of a har­mo­nious union of water and fire. Onyx envi­sioned a flame burn­ing at ease within a watery realm sym­bol­iz­ing the res­o­lu­tion of duality.

P Flame

Phos­pho­rus Flame heal­ing holds the inten­tion of going beyond the strug­gle in dual­ity to a greater state of har­mony. Onyx embod­ies this inten­tion in ses­sions with what­ever modal­ity being called for in the moment.
violet embrace

The evo­lu­tion of modal­i­ties in ses­sion such as the inclu­sion of Light Lan­guage reveals the potency found when the present moment is keyed into and inten­tion of ser­vice is to the high­est heal­ing gesture.

Yoga nidra med­i­ta­tion, breath­work, ener­getic sound­ing ses­sions and other modal­i­ties done by dis­tance can also be accessed on line and by phone.

Photo cred­its: R.K. Clip­per­ton, Mark Tegeth­off, Dou­glas Bagg and Chris Ensey