Dr. Emina Jasarevic, ND

Dr. Emina Jasarevic is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and the Clinic Director of Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic.

Dr. Emina has a focused interest and extensive training in hormone rebalancing, helping patients through all stages of life. She helps men and women increase energy and lower stress, restore adrenal and thyroid function, enhance fertility, reduce symptoms of PCOS and PMS, optimize symptoms of peri- and post-menopause, and overcome anxiety, depression, and irritability. In addition, Dr. Emina treats many patients for digestive restoration through the identification of food sensitivities, infectious agents and restoring gut health with natural therapies.

Born and raised in beautiful BC, she completed her naturopathic medical doctorate at the esteemed Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with minor studies in biochemistry) at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Dr. Emina employs a wide range of functional medicine lab testing and evidence-based therapeutics to provide comprehensive, holistic, and effective patient-centred care.

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To learn more please visit https://www.dremina.com

Accepting new patients.

Dr. Shannon McGuire, ND

Naturopath Shannon McGuire in the Mind Body Sou clinic

Dr. McGuire works as a primary care naturopathic physician with a general practice. She has a special interest in hormone balancing, women’s health, adrenal & thyroid dysregulation, stress & sleep issues, allergies & autoimmune conditions, migraines, and digestive issues. Her practice includes the use of IV nutrient therapy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, nutraceuticals, and prescriptive authority when warranted. 

Her naturopathic education was from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after a Bachelor of Science in Biology at UBCO. Her educational passions have always been in health, science, and the body. Because of this science background, she uses research skills to explore the evidence behind treatment modalities used is always excited to investigate into the root cause of each patients complaints or concerns. 

Spending most of her life in Kelowna, she is happy to be back in the Okanagan providing health care to the community she loves the most. When she is not seeing patients or researching new treatment protocols, Dr. McGuire can be found outdoors hiking with her dog.

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Stacey Pierson, RMT

Stacey graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016. She has clinical experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, postural imbalances, migraines, and stress relief. Stacey has also worked in a spa setting and understands the importance of body work when it comes to stress reduction. She takes a holistic approach to massage therapy and likes to work with her patients to find the root cause of their symptoms. Stacey practices various techniques ranging from myofascial release, trigger point therapy,neuromuscular and deep tissue techniques to treat a wide variety of injuries and dysfunctions. She is excited to further her education and training in the future to provide more tools and techniques for her patients.

Stacey finds genuine happiness in what she does because it mirrors her desire to stay active and fulfils her passion to care for others. She has found massage therapy to be as effective in rehabilitation as it is for maintaining self-care. 

Born and raised in Kamloops BC, Stacey recently decided to move to Kelownaand is excited to start her practice with Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic and explore more of the Okanagan. She enjoys camping, paddle boarding, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

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To learn more please visit www.staceypiersonrmt.com

Practice Closing October 13, 2022

Kylagh Cornford, RMT

Kylagh Cornford is excited to be a part of the integrated team here at Mind Body Soul! Kylagh’s passion for living an active lifestyle led her to pursue a career in massage therapy. In 2013, Kylagh graduated from the 3000-hour Registered Massage Therapy program at OVCMT. Her love of helping people achieve their goals and her desire to understand how things work make massage therapy an ideal career.

Kylagh believes that every body is designed uniquely and therefore requires an individual approach. Her focus is on understanding her client’s condition and working with the body to find the best method for recovery. To accomplish this Kylagh uses palpation assessment, myofascial release, muscle manipulation and deep techniques in combination with an osteopathic approach to integrate the functioning of the body as a whole.

In 2018, Kylagh graduated from TRU with her Bachelor degree in Health Science. Following her graduation, Kylagh began teaching at Vancouver Career College and is currently teaching at the massage therapy program at First College in Kelowna. Getting to share her knowledge and excitement for anatomy with her students is one of the highlights of her career!

When not teaching or at the clinic, Kylagh can be found hiking with her dog Ginny, trying a new YouTube workout, making pasta or reading a good mystery! She looks forward to helping her client’s life healthy and pain free lives!

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Accepting new patients.

Emily D’Aoust, Office Manager & RHN

Emily has a passion for nutrition and studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Her schooling gives her an understanding of body imbalances and how to support it through nourishment with the appropriate foods. She turned to nutrition when nothing else was working for her own health. It wasn’t until she realized that until she changed her diet, she would not heal. After finally getting back to the healthiest version of herself, she wanted to do the same for others.

Her passion for health grew after working in a well established integrative health clinic in Vancouver for many years. Working alongside Naturopathic Doctors gave her a unique view and depth of knowledge about how the body can benefit from holistic healing. Emily has since moved to the Okanagan to join Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic in Kelowna where her goal is to serve her community with her exceptional customer service and wealth of nutritional experience.

Emily has worked with local food vendors province wide. This gives her a deeper understanding of sustainability, food that is in season, organically grown and locally sourced. She believes that one’s connection and relationship with food is just as important as a healthy diet. Emily is a current member and in good standings with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association.

When Emily’s not at the clinic, you can find her on the local hiking trails, enjoying BC’s wilderness or at the local farmer’s market! 

Emily is currently on Maternity Leave until the Summer of 2023!

Amy Fanslau, Reception & LPN

Receptionist Amy Fanslau headshot, with shoulder length brown hair in front of the blue wall at Mind Body Soul Kelowna
Amy has been working in healthcare as a nurse since 2016 and is passionate about naturopathic medicine. She has seen first-hand how treating the whole person can be life changing, as after many years of chronic fatigue, food issues, and being diagnosed with a chronic illness, Amy has overcome these challenges through natural medicine. 
Amy was raised in Northern BC, and relocated to Kelowna in 2014. She has lived abroad, and has enjoyed extensive traveling around the world, learning and immersing herself in other cultures. As a nurse, she volunteered in Central America as an operating room nurse and now volunteers helping those with diverse abilities enjoy the therapeutic benefits of exploring the great Okanagan outdoors.
As one of the first people you will interact with when you come to the clinic, her bright smile and friendly disposition will make you feel welcome. She will happily answer any questions you may have and to assist you with booking appointments, with a passion to see you become whole and healthy. 
Outside of the clinic, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two step-kids, baking, reading, exercising, and exploring the beautiful world around us. 

Serena Weatherhead, Reception

Serena graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology specializing in development, neuroscience, and mental health. She has clinical experience working with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), mothers with substance use disorder (SUD), and children who have experienced trauma and attachment ruptures. She specializes in trauma-informed care, parent coaching, and behaviour management. She will be beginning her masters in counseling in fall of 2022!

She believes in individualized care, empathy, and supporting everyone she interacts with in becoming the best version of themselves. Serena is new to the Okanagan and is excited to be a part of the MBS team! When she is not in the office, she can be found studying, exploring BC’s hiking trails with her dog, doing yoga, and camping.