LOCAL TALKS | ottawa . on

Self-care: Balancing You. 

November 22, 2016 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM @ Makerspace North, Ottawa 

Local Talks No 4 | ottawa . on

Self-care & Creating Balance. 

Join us for an open discussion about the importance of education in wellbeing + personal investigation, finding what makes you and your body happy, and to appreciate the journey getting there. We'll discuss the psychological effects of putting pressure to do all the right things when it comes to health, to understand instead that it is a journey and a relationship with you and yourself..the main question being have you put enough life in your body today and what that looks like to you. 


Stephanie Kay, Founder of Kay Nutrition (moderator)
Nadine Hogan, co-Founder, Wheelhouse Cycle
Amanda & Angie Cambareri, Co-owners, Vincent Boutique
Kathryn Alp, Registered Dietitian, Replenish Nutrition
Garrett Plumley, Founder and Yoga Teacher, Forest for the trees yoga

The Schedule:

7:00PM - 7:30PM Doors Open/Social
7:30PM - 8:30PM Session + Q&A
8:30PM - 9:00PM Social

Get to know the line up:

Stephanie Kay is an Ottawa-based Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Kay Nutrition with a passion for food and eating local. She is known for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and teaching people to create sustainable lifestyle and diet changes that they can maintain to help create a life they love. Stephanie, also known as Red, offers group nutrition programs and workshops, as well as individual consultations.

Nadine Hogan grew up on the banks of Newfoundland, but it took coming to Ottawa to find her wheelhouse. In early 2015 the doors of Wheelhouse Cycle, a boutique spin studio, opened in Wellington West and since that moment Nadine knew she had landed in the right place. Wheelhouse Cycle has everything she was looking for; a challenging workout, an incredible community of riders, a motivated team, and a beautiful space to come sweat out her day.

Amanda Cambareri is the co-owner of Vincent Boutique on Preston street with her sister, Angie. She has been in the retail industry since the age of 16 and opening her own shop has been an incredible experience. For the most part, her and her sister are always in the shop helping customers find their next amazing piece or building their wardrobes and relationships. Amanda's focus is behind the scenes of the business and she leads the boutique's marketing and photography.


Angie Cambareri can't remember a day that she hasn't loved makeup and clothes! When she was 18 she decided to turn her passion into a career. She has worked with Bobbi Brown for 15 years and today, co-ownsVincent Boutique with her sister. Because of her continuing love and passion for makeup, she still works for Bobbi Brown as a key freelancer at special beauty events in Ottawa at locations such as Nordstrom, Sephora and Vincent.

Kathryn Alp is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians in Ontario and public speaker focused on healthy eating that is balanced, simple and delicious. In fact, she loves food SO MUCH that she quit her government job a few years ago to go back to school to study nutrition. Kathryn has been involved in local food initiatives for several years - studying food literacy, teaching cooking classes and volunteering at the Urban Aboriginal High School teaching nutrition and nutritious cooking classes.She helped write "Where's the Food in Centretown?" and has years of experience advocating for healthy eating and food knowledge. Kathryn focuses on whole foods and approaches nutrition from a holistic point of view, using evidence-based strategies to help her clients. She uses her love of food and knowledge of nutrition to provide professional advice to individuals looking to make healthy changes to their lives and invest in their future well-being.

Garrett Plumley is a relentless student of life and a deep believer in the power of education. He grew up watching his mother suffer from debilitating back pain, and in his teen years began to experience it himself. Frustrated by the lack of resources and education available, Garrett turned all his efforts towards understanding the many facets of healthy, wellness, and pain, by becoming a professional yoga teacher and personal trainer. Now, joyfully back pain free, his passion is to educate and empower those in pain on how they can find relief and make progress in their wellness journey. He has learned over the years that health and fitness is not a one size fits all and has found success by combining the therapeutic benefits of massage and yoga, alongside the personalization and program design of personal training. He is known for his sense of humour, light-hearted yoga classes, and ability to simplify the complex world of health and fitness.

#LocalTalks is presented by Fall For Local.
Venue sponsored by Makerspace North


When: Tuesday November 22, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Makerspace North (see map)
Cost: $15 @ online  | $20 @ door

Venue sponsored by: 

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