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In celebration of World Continence week, join hosts Kim Vopni and Janet Kimmel for an event that will empower, inspire and delight you!

Janet Kimmel is the founder and owner of Hypopressives Vancouver.  She is a mother of two, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Consultant. She has also completed training in the Hypopressive Method, Pfilates. Spin and TRX.



Kim Vopni is the owner of Pelvienne Wellness Inc and co-founder of Bellies Inc offering innovative core and pelvic health products and services for pregnancy, motherhod and menopause. Kim is a mom of 2 boys, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Consultant. She has also completed training in the Hypopressive Method, and Pfilates (Pelvic Floor Pilates) which provide her with a very unique background that allows her to deliver truly specialized services to women that help prevent and recover from pelvic floor challenges such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Kim is also be a contributing writer for the Globe and Mail’s online Health Advisor section.  You can find her at and, on facebook @PelvienneWellness and @BelliesInc and on twitter @FitnessDoula and @BelliesInc

Renee Simons Host of Kegels and Cocktails Calgary

Our Speakers

Dr Carley Akehurst

Dr. Carley Akehurst earned her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia and completed her medical training at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she was Valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Akehurst has additional qualifications as a birth doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant, and is licensed to provide intravenous therapies and write pharmaceutical prescriptions. She is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors. Doctor Akehurst practices family-focused evidence-based integrative medicine at Cross Roads Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, with a special focus in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, pediatrics, and allergies.

Anniken Chadwick

Anniken Chadwick is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist working with lumbopelvic and uro-gynaecological health. She is passionate about the ‘hushed’ areas of women’s health and the importance of educating women about how to best care for their bodies from birthing years to later life. So many women’s issues are preventable and resolvable and she loves helping women gain confidence in birth, bladder, body and sexuality.

Anniken dedicated her entire practice to pelvic floor health several years ago and works in the central Vancouver area. She uses a combination of education, exercise, hands on techniques and acupuncture with her clients. More information on her practice, schedule and contact details can be found on her website

Dr. Jennie Mickelson

Dr Mickelson completed her medical training at UBC medical school in 2002. She completed her urology residency through the UBC department of urologic sciences in 2007. After completion of residency, she moved to Chicago and completed a pediatric urology and voiding dysfunction fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital through Northwestern University. During her time in Chicago she also started a Master’s of Health Professions Education. She completed her 2 year fellowship in 2009. She returned to Vancouver and has worked in Children’s Hospital and in Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Authorities doing pediatric and adult urology. She currently is practicing at the UBC Bladder Care center doing complex voiding dysfunction and in Richmond.   She enjoys spending time skate skiing with her husband Ken and two boys – Tate and Per.  

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All The Deets

Where: The Waterfall Building, 1540 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2

When: Thursday June 23, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Tickets: early bird $42 (includes 1 signature cocktail and a swag bag filled with all sorts of goodies from our sponsors!)  Late birds will pay $52 so get them early!

A portion of the proceeds will go to support The Canadian Continence Foundation

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