Samantha is passionate about helping children reach their physical, emotional and cognitive goals through movement and play. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, she studied Child Life through McMaster University. Samantha studied children's yoga through Rainbow Kids Yoga International as well as Yoga for the Special Child. She has completed the CanFit Children's Fitness Coach program and is a certified Drums Alive! instructor. Samantha has a special interest in primitive reflex integration and the role it takes in child's development. As well as being a registered consultant with Rhythmic Movement Training International, she has taken the Brain Highways Screening Training. Samantha holds certificates in Palliative care, Reiki (level 3), DIRFloortime and Behavioural Therapy (ABA). She is passionate about using movement and play in her sessions as well as using a child-led approach. As well as private sessions, Samantha has taught yoga and movement at schools, daycare centres, camps and with Ausome Ottawa, a non-profit organisation that provides group classes to children with Autism. Currently, she practices at Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy, located in the west end of Ottawa. Though she is passionate about working with children, she is happy to work with all ages and abilities.