Faculty and Staff

Andrea Ashley, CCMA, teaches the Subtle Aromatherapy, Holistic Treatment Skills and assists with the Aromatherapy courses. She has diplomas in Organic Skin Care Formulation and Advanced Skin Care with extensive training in body treatments. Andrea is also certified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Yoga and Aerial Yoga. She owns an Aromatherapy and D.I.Y Skin Care E-boutique, is the editor in chief of Holistic Beauty Magazine and is the creator and curator of the annual Expo; The Holistic Beauty Experience

Helena Borgers, RP, BA, is aRegistered Psychotherapist and teaches in the Total Self and Spiritual Psychotherapy programs as well as running a private office in Toronto. She is a graduate of Transformational Arts College completing the Spiritual/Body Psychotherapy and Divine Connections programs. Her Trauma-focused practice includes: EMDR, Brainspotting, Polyvagal Informed Safe and Sound Protocol, Hypnotherapy, EFT, Experiential Psychodynamic, Transpersonal and working knowledge of IFS among other therapies to treat issues including Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma/ PTSD and Grief. She counsels individuals (18+) and couples and is a certified Supervisor supervising individual therapists and groups.

Maria Gallé, RP, teaches in the Total Self, Holistic, Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director and Coaching programs and is the Holistic and Financial Coordinator for the College. She is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Psychotherapy Clinic, Spiritual Director, Life Coach, Sound Practitioner and Reiki Master. She is trained in a variety of therapy modalities and is a graduate of Body Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling, Sound Work, Past Life Regression and Divine Connections at the college.

Alexia Georgousis, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Alexia Georgousis is a naturopathic doctor whose practice style is holistic and unique. Alexia believes the mind, body and Spirit are interconnected and our relationship to ourselves is the foundation of health. In addition to her naturopathic medical training, Alexia has formal training in interdisciplinary and transformative mindfulness, mind body medicine, core shamanism, mysticism and life coaching. She also has an extensive background in Naturopathic Medical Education as former Associate Dean of Clinical Studies at the Boucher institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and clinical faculty at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Alexia currently teaches Pathology and Homeopathy at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto. She is also the co-host of the podcast Things Worth Considering with Gord Riddell, the founder of TAC.

Alexia believes the true purpose of our lives is to expand, soften, and evolve through our pain. And and that true healing comes from trusting our own inner guidance. Her intention is to help empower people through learning to connect to their authentic self as part of nature. Having experienced Burnout herself, Alexia refers to this state of overwhelm as breaking open, where we let go and release the patterns, imprints and beliefs that no longer serve ourselves and others.

Sabastian Glass, BA, DTS, is currently an administrative assistant at our college. With an academic background in philosophy, theology, and religious studies. He is a graduate of the Spiritual Director Program and he is completing the Spiritual Psychotherapy, and Energetics programs. He currently serves as a teaching apprentice in our Total Self program. Sabastian is also a Reiki Master and practices privately.

Krys Jawlosewicz, BAA, CNHP, RIHR, is a Certified Natural Healthcare Practitioner, Certified Soul Coach®, Intuitive Counsellor, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, and a retired Registered Psychotherapist. Krys teaches in the Holistic Health and Total Self programs. A graduate of the College’s Spiritual Psychotherapy, Holistic Health and Spiritual Director programs, Krys is a workshop facilitator and has a private healing and wellness practice.


Linda Kuschnir, RP, is the Registrar and Managing Director at the College. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Holistic Energy Work Practitioner, Reiki Master and Life Coach. She is a graduate of and teacher in the Total Self, Esoteric Spiritual Studies, Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director and Holistic Programs. She is also the student advisor for all programs at Transformational Arts. Linda’s previous background was in publishing and association management.

Chris Lamont is a clinical herbalist, educator, and manufacturer of herbal remedies. He is a graduate of the International College of Herbal Medicine, founded by world-renowned herbalist Isla Burgess. He also completed an 11 year apprenticeship in clinical herbal therapy and medicine manufacturing. Chris became a registered herbalist and member of the Ontario Herbalists Association in 2014 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the OHA since 2015. He now practices clinical herbal medicine in both Toronto, ON and Dundas, ON.

Vesi Leal, CDA, EEMCP, CNHP (Intern), teaches the Energy Medicine Techniques Course and is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner and a recent student of Transformational Arts’ Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program. Vesi has worked in the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant and a Dental Office Manager for over 30 years.

Ed Lethbridge teaches Iridology and is certified in Advanced Holistic Iridology from the International Institute of Iridology. He is also a Certified Nutri­tional Practitioner from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition.

He is a member of the International College of Iridology and has a private practice at The Markham Chiropractic Centre.

Deb Maybury R..P (Qualifying), B.A. Brainspotting Therapist Deb teaches in the Spiritual Psychotherapy program. She is the author of Unlock The Door – Beyond Sexual Abuse and What Is Your Teenage Daughter Afraid Of? She facilitates groups for people who have been sexually violated in childhood and has a private practice in Toronto. Deb is also a black belt, film-maker, musician, and practitioner of Spiritual Technology.

Pauline O’Hanlon, RP (Ret.), teaches in the Total Self, Esoteric Spiritual Studies, Spiritual Director and Spiritual Psychotherapy programs and is a Co-ordinator for our Counselling Clinic. She is a graduate of the College’s Spiritual Psychotherapy program, a Registered Psychotherapist(Ret.), an NLP Master, a Spiritual Director and has taught within the public school system for many years.

Joe Palumbo, RMT, has been a massage therapist since 2000 and teaches Anatomy and Physiology and Swedish Basics in the Holistic program. His focus in his private massage practice is on structural reintegration and rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries based on the osteopathic principle of “structure governs function.”

Alex Pereklita is a Tao Shiatsu instructor and therapist, leading workshops, and classes in Canada and internationally. He teaches Shiatsu Basics in the Holistic Program. He is also a guest lecturer on Buddhism in the Spiritual Director program. He is also a Buddhist priest, loves Aikido, and finds great peace in the practice of tea ceremony and sumi-e. Alex started the Tao Sangha Centre in Toronto over 14 years ago with the wish to build a stronger community where people’s lives become richer through the heart of giving.

Sandy Powell teaches Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and has studied holistic health in Europe and North America. She has been involved in the standardization of Aromatherapy in Canada and is an Examiner for the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners. Sandy is a Registered Aromatherapist (R.A.H.T.), Certified Reflexologist (C.R.H.P.), and Reiki Master. She maintains a private practice and has her own skin care product line.

Pat Rigby is the Financial and Holistic Coordinator for the College. She is a graduate of the Holistic Health program and owns and designs her own natural products line. Pat manages student accounts and assists students with program tuition payment plans.

Ken Sullivan, RP, is a facilitator for the Total Self, Spiritual Psychotherapy and Body-Centred Therapy programs and Intensives. He is a Registered Psychotherapist for our Clinic, a Case Supervisor and runs therapy groups. Ken is a graduate of the Spiritual/Body Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling programs and is also in private practice.

Amanda Williams, CNHP, CRHP, Reiki Master. Amanda teaches the Reiki 1, 2 and 3 (Master) level courses. She is a graduate of the Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program and is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner (C.N.H.P.), Certified Reflexologist (C.R.H.P.) and Reiki Master with a background in Biology, Chemistry and Public Health. She maintains a private practice in Toronto, Newmarket and Nova Scotia with a focus on energy and body work to promote optimal health.

Ara Wiseman, R.N.C.P., R.I.H.N., is a leading nutritional expert, author and teaches the Nutrition course in Holistic Studies. Her private practice is focused on nutrition counselling for addictions, weight loss, detoxification, hormonal imbalances, cancer and heart disease. She has written and published three books: Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul, Skin Deep-How to Diminish Cellulite and The Healing Option.

Harriet Wynne-Jones, Hons.BA, OCAD, RHIR., is a graduate of the Spiritual Psychotherapy Program at Transformational Arts College and is currently teaching in the Total Self Program. She is a Honours Graduate of the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is a devoted team member of the Healing Circle at Transformational Arts, has a passion for guided meditation and has a private practice in historic Cabbagetown. She is certified in Akashic Records, Reiki, Tarot and in Mindfulness Without Borders from the Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto.

Jennifer Drummond – is a graduate of York University in International Studies
and a graduate of the Spiritual Psychotherapy Program at Transformational Arts
College. She has an extensive background in the creation and implementation of
children’s programs. Jennifer joins the faculty as a specialist instructor in diversity,inclusion, and multi-culturalism. Jennifer is the Founder and President of RacialLens – a Client-centered consulting company creating safe spaces for difficult conversations about race. Jennifer’s work seeks not to shame, guilt or chastise anyone for the unconscious beliefs that so many hold about the races. Instead, she seeks to elevate through active discussions the inclusion of all in becoming anti-racial advocates.


With Gratitude

We thank our many guest facilitators, specialty teachers, dedicated teaching assistants, volunteers and supporting staff members for the invaluable services they provide to our students and the College.

With Gratitude to the volunteers of the Compassion Energy Circle

Harriet Wyn-Jones, Cathy Eu, Stefania Nonas, Sabastian Glass, Jupiter Vaughan,

David Bryan, Linda Kuschnir, Maria Galle and Pat Rigby.