Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, I began my academic journey with an undergraduate Honours Biology degree at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, and continued my education at the 4-year, full-time Naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, graduating in 2000. It was during my education at CCNM that my passion and commitment to the art of healing and our own healing wisdom blossomed. I also traveled to Belize in early 2008 to further my education by professional training in Maya Abdominal and Uterine therapy. I am now one of a few practitioners in Canada who practice this ancient therapy.
I practiced in Ontario soon after graduation until 2008, when my father passed away from cancer. I decided to follow my own Naturopathic Doctor’s prescription to take a sabbatical from my practice to heal emotionally and spiritually. My mother and I traveled throughout India for six months, allowing me to recharge my spirit. While there, I also furthered my education in homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine, learning at the feet of experienced practitioners. I arrived back in Nova Scotia in 2009 and was given the opportunity to be a locum for a couple of NDs as they went on maternity leave. I fell in love with Nova Scotia again over the year and set up my own practice after I completed the locum opportunities.
I love having a general family practice. I am passionate about helping women with reproductive and sexual health concerns, hormonal imbalances, fertility awareness, pre-conception care, pregnancy, postpartum care, motherhood, babies and children, menopausal support, and emotional health support. I love inspiring and encouraging women to deepen their self-awareness, to nurture themselves, and to re-connect with their body’s natural rhythms.
My intention as your Naturopathic Doctor is to provide you with a safe environment and time to express your health concerns. By listening to your story, working with you, and using nurturing therapies, I hope to educate, empower, and inspire you to understand your body’s messages and trust your healing wisdom. I hope to encourage healthy positive changes into your life and help you reconnect with who you are, in body, mind, and spirit.
For more information, please visit Priya’s website at www.doctorpriya.com