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Joni Yungblut – Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional, Organic Master Gardener and Personal Trainer – is the Licensed Branch Manager of the London Branch of CSNN and is affectionately called “Mother Dove” by her students for her heartfelt (and silly) analogy of setting her students free to change the world!
Growing up in rural Ontario, Joni developed an interest for the outdoors and exploring nature early on. Already stubborn and headstrong, she became a baseball fan and fine-tuned her skills to keep up with her 2 older brothers – and has won many team championships and personal sports awards over the years. She is an avid fitness enthusiast, participating in competitive baseball and beach volleyball year round.
Joni attended Conestoga College for Police Foundations, but due to poor eyesight, was unable to get into policing. So she opted for a career as a Private Investigator and worked mainly in the field of white-collar crime and fraud. Although the work was fascinating, it did not fulfill her personally.
At 16, Joni lost her father to cancer. With her own diagnosis of IBS and ongoing struggles to manage the disorder, she was concerned for her future health…until she walked into a health food store one day and asked for help. The advice she was given changed the course of her life as she discovered a new way to restore her body through holistic nutrition, lifestyle changes, and a positive shift in mental thinking. She was told about the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and hasn’t looked back.
Joni knew it was time to make a career change – one that would fulfill her spiritually and speak to her need of helping others. She graduated from CSNN in 2004 with Honours and immediately started her nutrition practice. She worked daily with her clients until she opened the London Branch in 2006.
Joni has a wide range of knowledge on nutrition, athletic performance and injuries, weight loss/gain, cancer, hormonal imbalances, vitamins and minerals, natural healing alternatives, and herbal medicine. She has completed additional education on Natural Health Care for Pets and has completed the Certified Master Organic Gardener certification. Joni has a hobby farm where she grows her own organic food and raises free-range heritage breed chickens. She is a published author and proud to be part of a school that continually thrives to bring the best education to their students and opportunities for graduates, and loves going to work every day to see the excitement on the students’ faces as they learn.
You’ll often find Joni teaching Fundamentals of Business, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition Literature Research, as well as numerous practicals. She also works on writing projects and is happy to report she now has 20/20 vision.
Heather has always been passionate about what she eats. As a child, she was a picky eater and as a teen, she struggled to find the balance between food and body image. After years of under eating, over exercising and always feeling mentally overwhelmed, she was able to identify the important connection between the mind and the body. This holistic realization led her to complete her BA in Psychology at the University of Windsor.
After years in the corporate world, Heather was driven to feed her passion for nutrition and earned the R.H.N. designation from CSNN in 2010. The experience and the education have been life-changing. Heather continues to work in Program Management, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional and a teacher at CSNN in London, ON, teaching Fundamentals of Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition, and Preventative Nutrition. She loves watching the transformation in the lives of her students.
Now, a mother of two little girls, having the knowledge to raise them with optimal nutrition choices and a healthy body image is the greatest benefit. Her husband has been her nutritional “guinea pig” for years; suffering from IBS throughout life and is now symptom-free. The health changes in herself, her clients and her husband are a true testament to the power of food.
Heather loves to be with her family, go for a good run (mental therapy) and experiment to create new, healthy recipes. She is passionate about continuously educating people so that they can live their best life.
While suffering from IBS and eventually Crohn’s Disease for over 12 years, Vanessa struggled with frustration with our health care system. She began to explore and implement natural nutrition practices and holistic therapies. The turn around in her health was UNBELIEVABLE!
Today she is symptom-free and living with energy and vitality. Wanting to find a way to help others achieve this level of health by tapping into nature’s resources and innate healing ability, she returned to school after completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and enrolled in the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2003.
She is now a successful Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional and owner of Our Natural Connection in London Ontario. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CSNN London as an instructor for Fundamentals of Nutrition, Symptomatology, and Lifecycle: Pediatrics. Vanessa also teaches some of the Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops. Her office is located on site.
Maggie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and a sleep and hormone specialist. Maggie’s interest in holistic nutrition started when her youngest son was having speech and learning difficulties at 3 years of age. After finding the Weston A. Price diet and following its principals, within 3 weeks her son said his first sentence. Since then, Maggie’s passion for an alternative and holistic way of life has grown energetically and led her to specialize in sleep and hormones with regard to perimenopausal women.
Maggie graduated Valedictorian in 2016 and was awarded the Danielle Perrault Trailblazer Award in 2017. As a sleep and hormone specialist, she helps perimenopausal women discover how to sleep well again, lose weight and go through this life transition with ease and grace. What she is most passionate about is working with women to love their lives, understand what is going on in their hormonal bodies and get back to listening to what their bodies are telling them in order for them to live the life of their dreams. Maggie also has a weekly podcast called The Ultimate Perimenopause Podcast along with a YouTube channel where she is part of a Holistic Health Hub panel.
You can find Maggie teaching Body-Mind-Spirit, Alternative/Comparative Diets, Fundamentals of Business and several practicals at CSNN London.
Cara Janzen has been a passionate Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional since 2015. She has a background in Biological Sciences and Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry after graduating from the University of Windsor in 2010. Following the completion of CSNN’s Natural Nutrition Program, Cara continued on and completed training to be a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach in 2016.
Cara is the Owner of Radical Nutrition, where she coaches and educates her clients, through radical transformations in their health. She loves sharing her knowledge with everyone she has the opportunity to ‘talk nutrition’ with. She values putting the power back into her clients hands when it comes to their health goals through effective education and programs. She utilizes the amazing, beneficial powers of food to balance hormones, reset bodily functions and achieve amazing overall optimal wellness. The unlimited possibilities for healing that can happen when you consume the foods that are right for your body is truly remarkable. Cara also leads various workshops intended to bring information to people in practical, interactive ways. She has also joined forces with a wellness center to offer cooking and other various workshops in her community.
Cara is excited to have the opportunity to teach the students at CSNN and help train the next Holistic Nutrition practitioners to help change the world of Health and Nutrition. She teaches the Nutrition Literature Research class as well as various practicals.
When Cara is not coaching, experimenting with food, teaching or sharing her knowledge, she is spending time and loving on her son.
‘’Health-Strength-Fitness is what I live and love’’
Denise Lalonde is a busy entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry and a devoted Mom to two amazing humans.
Denise’s lifetime commitment to her own fitness and wellness was the catalyst to pursuing a long list of professional Fitness Certifications. After many years of working in the fitness industry and recognizing how essential nutrition is to optimizing results for her clients, becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional was a natural evolution for Denise.
Denise graduated with honours from CSNN in 2011 and has enjoyed working with a diverse client load as a sole practitioner, running a dual fitness and nutrition business. Denise’s area of specialty is working with youth athletes as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Nutritionist. Denise’s passion for teaching is evident in her relationships with her students, in the classroom and in the gym!
Denise teaches Sport Nutrition, Anatomy + Physiology, and Culinary Certificate courses at CSNN. Denise is also a Published Author, Public Speaker, and Essential Oils Educator.