Amanda DeGrace

Amanda DeGrace is a mother of 3 children ages 5 and under and she is passionate about women’s health, especially on the topic of pre and postnatal.  Amanda starting to explore the world of pelvic floor health and diastasis recti while pregnant with her first child in 2009.  Through her business DeGrace Energetics their most popiular program “Little Lotus Yoga” has continued to grow and flourish in all things yoga for women and children.  You can find Little Lotus Yoga programs all throughout the Ottawa area with over 30 classes weekly led by Amanda and her team of amazing instructors.
Amanda is a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer with CanFit Pro, a certified instructor, trainer and presenter with the Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance and is affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga school and E-RYT 200 hours.  You can find Amanda sharing her passion for pre and postnatal yoga with her clients and training yoga instructors through the yoga certification program she has designed.
Find out more about Little Lotus Yoga at
Twitter: @LittleLotusYoga
Connect with Amanda on twitter @AmandaDeGrace

Our Speakers

Colleen McQuarrie
Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Laser Therapist


Women & Hormone Health

Clinic Founder and Director: Ottawa Integrative Health Centre Co-Founder and Editor: From Belly to Baby Member: APND Association of Perinatal Naturopathic DoctorsPedANP Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians At the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre, part of the mission is to provide the Best Naturopathic and Integrative Care possible. In order to do so, Dr. Colleen works to maintain a practice that is evidence based, and encompasses all that Naturopathic Medicine has to offer. As her family practice allows, Dr. Colleen sees patients from birth until the end of life – providing pediatric care, healthy child visits, adult care, and palliative care.

Dr. Alexis Reid, BASc, MSc, ND

Safe & Natural Skin Care Products

There are so many scary sounding ingredients on most skin care products, it is hard to figure out what you should be avoiding! Dr. Reid will go over the most harmful ingredients, why they are harmful, what they are used for in the products, and “secret names” so that you can be armed with this information when deciding what to buy for your family. She will also go over safe and effective natural alternatives.

Dr. Alexis Reid is a chemical engineer, with a master’s in pharmacology/toxicology, turned naturopathic doctor. She has a strong interest in the impact of chemicals on human health. While she was doing her master’s in breast cancer research, she was shocked to learn that chemicals that are well known to be linked to cancer are commonly present in skincare products. This prompted Alexis to merge her knowledge of chemical engineering and naturopathic medicine to create the 100% natural skincare line Eco Chic Movement. Dr. Reid practices at LIfeTherapies Clinic in Westboro, and is currently accepting new patients.

Pelvic Floor Health

Join Lisa Flanders as she shares her passion and informs us on the role of the pelvic floor and it’s relation to the deep core system (DRA, low back and pelvic dysfunction).  Lisa will explain the role of the diaphragm and how we should be breathing and moving to obtain optimal pelvic floor health.  Worried about leaking while you jump, run or move? Lisa is here to help! Learn about what you can be doing to fix these common issues and get your body back!  Learn who needs to do kegels and who shouldn’t be doing kegels! Understand how to do a proper kegel and come away from this talk informed and empowered in your own body.

Lisa Flanders is a Registered Physiotherapist with specialized training pertaining to pelvic floor physiotherapy. She completed a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba prior to completing a Master of Science, Physical Therapy at Queen’s University. Lisa began her career in orthopedic physiotherapy, which she loves and continues to practice, but had a keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Following several post-graduate courses on pelvic floor physiotherapy, it became a passion for her. She realized many individuals have common concerns related to pelvic health but are often too embarrassed to seek advice, or are unaware that treatment is available. Her goal is to improve the health and quality of life of her clients. She wants to remove the stigma surrounding pelvic health concerns and assist her clients in regaining a connection to their pelvic floor and optimize their pelvic health and function.
Lisa is trained in the Integrated Systems Model approach through Diane Lee and Associates, which looks at the whole person when determining the cause of dysfunction. Each client is unique and Lisa uses a variety of techniques to tailor each treatment plan to the individual. She has a keen interest in learning and continuing education and has completed a variety of post-graduate courses in pelvic health, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and acupuncture.

This Kegels and Cocktails event will be held on Sept 28 at Cafe Latte Cino – Click here for tickets!!