Twillow Lifestyle Academy Instructors

Twillow Lifestyle Academy is helping people to live up to their highest potential by providing them training, healing and coaching with a multidisciplinary team in a compassionate and safe environment that supports their spiritual journey and/or a rewarding career in healing or metaphysics.


To help our students become all  they wish to be and support their spiritual journey and healing career

To be a "go to" resource for people wanting to study energy healing and metaphysics

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Our Instructors

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Tanys Coughlan

Founder/CEO and Reiki Master/Instructor and more

Tanys Coughlan, Founder of the Twillow Lifestyle Community and the Twillow Lifestyle Academy, is an international teacher and speaker. She is a Registered Reiki Master and Intuitive Healer and is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP) and the Reiki Healing Association.

She received her Celtic Shamanic High Priestess, Aqualead Master and Crystal Master certification a few years ago and is following her life purpose. Tanys uses her channeling and intuitive abilities to help people understand themselves and others. Tanys works with those who are looking to create more meaning in their lives. She helps them transform and evolve on their healing journey to self-discovery.

Through energy healing, spiritual practices, mentoring and teaching, she helps others to find a more meaningful, healthy and balanced lifestyle by gaining a sense of well-being, understanding of emotions and energy. She helps people connect to their higher purpose and explore their spiritual gifts.

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Ruth Heyerdahl
Instructor/Holistic Aromatherapist/Holistic Nutritionist/Energy Healer

Secretly, Ruth is a self-confessed science geek who likes to know why and how things work. Professionally, Ruth is a Reiki Practitioner, energy healer and aromatherapy specialist (specializing in essential oil safety) As a Holistic Detoxifier, Ruth teaches people to detoxify their internal and external surroundings so they can live healthier and happier more fulfilled lives. Ruth is really passionate about empowering people to feel more perceptive, peaceful and connected to themselves and the world around them. In the mid-1990's, Ruth studied bio engineering for four years and learned that there are many harmful chemicals in commercial products that we use every day. These chemicals are "generally recognized as safe" in the amounts that they are inthe personal and cleaning products, but hese chemicals are known carcinogens, neurotoxins and hormone disruptors, which could be why more cancers, neurological diseases and hormone issues are known to us than ever before. In the late 1990's, Ruth began researching more natural , less harmful substitutes that could be used daily with less safety risk and became certified with a well-renowned aromatherapy school to teach safe aromatherapy (or how to use essential oils)and approaches holistic health from both a scientific and an intuitive point of view. Ruth does not sell essential oils, neither does she get paid by any essential oil company mentioned nor is she a representative for any essential oil company. Ruth is currently working on completing further certifications in various other holistic modalities including treating animals holistically and energetically and with essential oils and hydrosols.

Jennifer Jurkofsky
Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Psychotherapeutic Energy Healer & Intuitive Life Coach

Western psychotherapy meets Eastern energy healing!  With over 20 years of spiritual journeying towards holistic practice, Jennifer brings an understanding of the human psyche as it relates to vibrational energies, both internal and external, to support a fully holistic healing experience for her clients.  Jennifer combines her counselling and psychotherapy education with her spiritual understanding and intuitive insights to guide clients as they journey toward their True Self.  

Jennifer works with clients on an individual, collective, and transcendental level to address energetic, physical, emotional, and cognitive blocks, influences of the collective unconsciousness, past life and generational karma, and more. 

Jennifer combines her callings as a Shamanic Light Worker, Spiritual Alchemist, Sufi Al Kahina, Sekhem, Reiki and Aqualead Master, Nokti Practitioner and Pastor with her certifications as a Canadian Counsellor, Life Coach, Mindfulness, Therapeutic art, and Shamanic Healing Coach.  Jennifer has been internationally recognized for her work in the mental health field. 

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Gary Chathan
Transformational Life Coach/Wellness Coach/Entrepreneur Coach/Intuitive Counselor

Gary has helped many others on their paths for over 20 years, bringing intuitive and spiritual insight to their situations, so that transformation in their lives can occur.

He is the creator and founder of Transformation Through Awareness™, a dynamic system that combines life coaching, intuitive insight and spiritual guidance, with energetic healing techniques, and practical strategies for change.

A transformational life coach, wellness coach, entrepreneur coach, and intuitive counselor, Gary helps clients from all over the world through video and phone sessions to transform their lives and assist them on their spiritual paths. He has been a featured advisor on Yahoo Advice and Keen.   

Michelle Marie
Western and Vedic Astrologist, Tarot Reader

Michelle Marie of @astrologicaltarot is a Tarot Reader, Western, & Vedic Astrologer. She is a member of the Komilla Academy of Vedic Sciences, BAVA (British Association for Vedic Astrology), and student of Yoga Vedanta, Srinavasan, Yoga Acharya, and former Director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Chicago, IL. Michelle is also a certified Tarot and Oracle Reader.

Her practice is dedicated to helping her clients understand the spiritual lessons and avenues available to them through astrology and tarot. Astrology, Tarot, and Vedic studies provide the keys to questions regarding career, relationships, family, finances, and anything else involving your current or past lives. Because she has experienced the healing power of astrology and tarot firsthand, she is dedicated toward sharing these valuable and insightful tools with others.

She looks forward to getting to know you and helping you live your best life here, now, and into the future. !

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Jacqueline Richards
The Wealthy Yogini, Yoga instructor, Financial Coach

Jacqueline truly understands that dealing with personal financial hardships has an impact on your mind, body and Spirit. As a Mortgage Professional, Jacqueline Richards finds clients effective mortgages and borrowing strategies. From first time home buyers to single-parent families to real estate investors, her mortgage strategies are instrumental in decision-making. Committed to the community for over 25 years, she has been with the YM-YWCA as a group fitness Instructor volunteer. In addition, as a 200 RYT Yoga Instructor, Jacqueline teaches Hatha Yoga, Chair Cardio Fit and Chair Yoga for the YM-YWCAs Young At Heart Program.

Jacqueline believes in participating in leadership, and supports women in business as a proud participant on the Prime Ministers Task Force on Female Entrepreneurs. A past co-chair of Canadian Women in Communication (NCR) now WCT, past Chair of the Eastern Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Board Director. She continues to participate as a member of the Women's Business Network and Serendipity Group. Jacqueline is also an accomplished international speaker and founder of Non-Di$clo$ure$ MasterMind Group.

Her book, ”Yoga For Your Personal Finances, Practical and Spiritual Solutions for Financial Health” is a blending of yoga, chakras, and wealth solutions key to enriching physical well-being, personal wealth, goals, and dreams. Joining 29 women with life journeys to share, she co-authored, “Ruby Red Shoes-Empowering Stories on Relationships, Intuition and Purpose”.

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Ramzi Cheety
Psychic Medium, NLP Practitioner, Energy Healer

From childhood to young adulthood, Ramzi lived through war, which is where his spiritual being evolved. Ramzi volunteered with the Red Cross during the war, which allowed him to help others. Although war is not something that we ever praise, the opportunity that was given to Ramzi, due to the war, ignited his passion to give to and help others. This new spark led him to helping others understand the true meaning of life, who they are and why they are here.

Ramzi’s passion is to empower others to practice this understanding in all areas of their lives – emotional, financial and relationships – and at both the personal and professional levels. These events also kindled a passion in him to facilitate healing in others, through a calling as a spiritual healer. Along the journey of life something happened – something profound that left him in an existential crisis. Ramzi’s search for the self led to the “light at the end of the tunnel,” through the Dark Night of the Ego.

The journey hasn’t been easy, yet Ramzi says that he would not change a thing. “Everything unfolds in divine timing the way it’s supposed to unfold. Life is a dance to the rhythm of your music. We sometimes miss a beat, but we end up in tune with it.” As a healer, Ramzi is a catalyst for healing and positive change for others, by being: a Psychic Medium, Reiki healing with Angels, Reiki Master Level 4; Therapeutic Touch Practitioner; Polarity Coach; Licensed NLP Practitioner; Nokti practitioner; and also holds a Law of Attraction Certificate.

Nicole Colman
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant,  Reiki Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer,

Nicole a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the 2017 Valedictorian of her graduating class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She has been practicing nutrition and has worked with clients on weight loss, mental health, hormonal imbalances and much more. She recently completed an advanced course in Nutrition and Mental Health. Nicole is a certified Personal Trainer with Canfit Pro and focuses on correcting movement patterns to reduce pain, weight loss and post-physio movement after motor vehicle accidents. She does group training, individual training and enjoys working both in the gym and home settings. She holds certifications in TRX, Exercise Therapy Level I and Active Aging.

Nicole also holds a BA Honours and MA in Religious Studies and is a Level III Reiki practitioner. Nicole is a mother to three busy teenagers (17,16 and 14) and understands the stress, guilt and internal and external pressures placed on working mothers, stay at home mothers and women as a whole. Nicole was a stay at home mother for seven years before rejoining the workforce and, through trial and error, is still learning the best ways to create a sustainable work/life balance. She understands that there is no “one size fits all” approach to health and tailors her workouts and meal plans to suit the individual needs of each woman she counsels.

NIcole is also a certified personal trainer who works primarily with women to empower, create consistency and make movement a part of their daily routine. As women, most often we are expected to shoulder the burden of work and home (with or without kids) and this can result in a loss of personal identity and the constant search for “who am I?” in a society that values productivity and output. Nicole’s philosophy surrounding nutrition, fitness and spiritual health is that we all need to begin somewhere and that first step is often the hardest. Each day will bring new challenges, disruptions, inspirations and motivations and our response will be what makes constant growth possible.

Nicole firmly believes that nutrition and exercise should be fun and evolving and not a “chore” to be ticked off a list. As such, she brings a hearty dose of humour to her

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