Ariel Learoyd is a Registered Social Worker and Reiki Master. She established Mandala Whole Health Services (formerly Ariel Energetix) as a private therapy practice in 2000, to assist clients through transition to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, combining holistic counselling methods and other complementary healing techniques to support whole system health.
Ariel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary, and a diploma in Massage Therapy from the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her training at Cayce/Reilly included classes in healing with natural foods and the role of digestive health as a mainstay of general wellness. Ariel has also been a teaching Reiki Master and a registered Karuna Reiki Master since 2003.
Ariel became passionate about whole foods and natural nutrition as an employee of Community Natural Foods, applying what she learned there in her role as a mom and in her own pursuit of health and wellbeing. Ariel wrote and taught the Counselling and Ethics class at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and began teaching the Body/Mind/Spirit (Part II) class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2008. She also facilitates programs at Wellspring Calgary, an organization offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical, and restorative needs of people living with cancer, as well as teaching meditation and courses in ‘energy intelligence’.