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About Bodyflo

Bodywork on land and in the water

In our courses you will be guided by the best teachers to help bring your practice to the water. 

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There are many ways to learn to align and open your body.  We are here to help guide and inspire you with bodywork sessions, workshops, trainings & gear to go deeper on your own.
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Jennie's Story

Welcome!  Bodyflo has evolved from me working one-on-one with clients since 1999 in Pilates then Osteopathy, to teaching in the community and collaborating with others to bring you unique trainings and workshops.  I have dedicated my life to movement and training practices, learning about how bodies work and how to heal when things feel like they are falling apart.   

 

Working with your body is never just about the tangible flesh and blood.  It's an intimate deep dive into our innermost thoughts, emotions and soul memory.  As much as sometimes we would like to tuck away aspects of ourselves which we wish to remain hidden or deal with later, our life circumstances (ie. the circular biofield around our 'stance') can bring up things to clear at anytime.  This can catch us off guard.  Such destabilizations are times when we seek help and realignment. Injury, accident, illness, relationship challenges or forks in the road of life may be when we want to optimize the alignment of our physical body.

 

Sometimes we are simply feeling wonderful and want to plunge into a new challenge, discover what else is possible in our body and improve our biomechanical patterns.  Some of the best bodywork sessions I have ever received is when I feel great because there is no acute pain to deal with.  I can then go deeper into clearing old patterns.  You can receive bodywork at any time, connect with your fascial network, improve your connectivity and get aligned.

Education and Experience

Professional Degrees

2002-2009

Montreal, CA

Academie Sutherland d'Ostéopathie de Quebec with Guy Voyer, D.O. (3350h)

1994-1998

Montreal, CA

McGill University (64 credit program)

Work Experience

2024-now

Montreal, CA

Eva Marsden Center for Social Justice and Aging

2024-now

Montreal, CA

Community Healing Days hosted by the Family Care Collective

2022-2023

Montreal, CA & Oaxaca, MX

Films: Présage, Horizons and Azul

2022

Montreal and Hatley, CA

Collaboration with Kristen Céré

2018-now

Montreal, CA

Aquatic Osteopathy and AquaVie Aquamassage

2017-now

Hatley, CA & La Paz, MX

Sur les Toits du Monde & Isla Espiritu Santo

2015-now

Various

@Les Cours Medical Center, Sur les Toits, Bulles-Bébés, Temple d'O & various private pools

2015-2022

Montreal, CA

Cranial Teacher, Thesis Advisor & Clinical Supervisor at ASOQ

2013-2018

Montreal, CA

Self-Osteopathy and Sound, ELDOA and Dynamic Flow Classes @ Shri Yoga

2009-now

Montreal, CA

Self-employed

1999-2003

Montreal, CA

Kaizen Sushi Bar with Helene Arsenault and Tri Du

1998-2018

Montreal, CA

Mat and Machine, Private and Group classes: Pilates Center of Montreal then Self-employed

1997-1998

TMR, CA

Children's Classes at Town of Mount Royal

1997

Montreal, CA

Ischemic Exercise Tolerance of Mitochondrial Disease at the Montreal Neurological Hospital

1996

Montreal, CA

Group Performances with Michael Laucke

1992-1994

Barrie, CA

Recreation Department of the City of Barrie

1992-1994

Barrie, CA

Piano and Solfeggio private lessons

Volunteer Experience

2023

Montreal, QC

San Tropez Salsa and Bachata Teams

2017-2019

Montreal, QC

One Network TV Yoga Model for several episodes

2015-2018

Montreal, QC

On the board at SoCaTO

2012-2015

Montreal, QC

SSB, Ethmoid, Frontal, Parietal, CN,1-12 with Carla Delange

1996

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Casa Guatemala

1993-1995

Barrie & Montreal, CA

Physio Pre-requisite Program at Excellence Physio and RVH

1993-1994

Barrie, CA

Hospital Visits and Music Facilitator

Certifications

2022

Montreal, CA

with Audi and Karen Gozlan

2019-now

Montreal, CA

Emergency Care and Rescue with the Lifesaving Society

2018-2021

Montreal, CA

Levels 1-3 Surface and Underwater with Carole Dion

2016

Oaxaca, MX

Aquahara Program

96h with Giuseppe Gerace, D.O. and Lizette Arguello

2011-2015

Vermont, US

3 year and Advanced Studies program with Zacciah Blackburn

2010-2011

Montreal, CA

Basic and Advanced DNA with Vianna Stilbel

2005

Hawaii, US

with Lilia Cangemi

2004

Montreal, CA

with Institut Mandala du Bouddha de la Médecine

1999

Miami, US

Rehabilitation Curriculum in Anatomy, Kinesio-Pathology, Assessment and Instructional Techniques with Brent Anderson

1998

Montreal, CA

Ann McMillian Pilates (375h)

1989

Barrie, CA

Red Cross Lifesaving Level

Courses

2021-2022

Montreal, CA

ApneaCity: PADI Freediving Level 1, Open Water and Pool Trainings

2019

Thailand

Oceans and Flow:  Thailand

Flydeeper Aquatic Bodywork, Aquadance, Freediving with Ofer Rosenthal and Violeta Lapa

2018-2019

Montreal, CA

SubDance, AquaYoga, Wave Forms with Carole Dion

2018

Bacalar, MX

Contact and Flow:  Aquatic Dance Contact

Courses with Eva Schorndanner, Jennifer Lightly, Andrea Scheel, and Sandra Morel

2017-2018

Montreal, CA

Intro course, sessions with Sol Naciente

2017

Val David, CA

Clay modelling methodology. Christian Breme, Switzerland

2015

Montreal, CA

with Dr. Miguel Falero, Madrid, Spain

2014

Montreal, CA

Biodynamic Osteopathic Approach with Dr. Brian Freeman, PhD from UK

2013-2016

Montreal, CA

Intuitive Energetics Montreal with Mary Swaine

2013

Sedona, US

The School of Remembering with Drunvalo Melchizedek

2010

Montreal, CA

UQAM Dance Department with Myriam Saad

1998-2001

Montreal, CA

Queen Elizabeth Hotel and Auberge St. Gabriel

1996-2001

Montreal, CA

with Lina Moros & many international artists

1988-2000

Toronto & Montreal, CA

RAD, CDTA, ESBQ

1988-1990

Dartmouth, CA

Nova Scotia Artistic Swimming

1981-1993

Halifax, Barrie, Montreal, CA

Royal Conservatory of Music

1981-1987

Dartmouth, CA

CFSA (now CanSkate) Level 12

Long Bio

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Jennie Anstey, D.O., B.Sc,  completed her B.Sc in Physiology at McGill University in 1998.   She worked in ischemic exercise research in the MRI department at the Montreal Neurologic Institute.    In 1999 she completed a Pilates teacher training, which expanded into rehabilitation focus with Polestar Education.  Working full-time with people in this domain inspired her to go deeper and she discovered Osteopathy, which uses the innate forces of nature as a manual medicine and harmonizes the biorhythms of the human body.   She graduated from  Académie Sutherland d’Ostéopathie du Quebec (ASOQ) with  a D.O. in 2009 with her thesis on the Fundamental forces and patient-client interactions applicable to hands-on therapies.  She is a ELDOA  and myofascial practitioner trained directly by Guy Voyer, D.O.  Her group classes include this work as well as myo-fascial stretching and specific biomechanical strength training.

In 2015 she graduated from a three year professional program in Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies in Vermont, USA, with Zacciah Blackburn and continues in the advanced study programs which cultivate an understanding of sound and light on human physiology.  Sound practices are always a part of her workshops as life is essentially of vibrational nature, and sound can quickly and effectively bring us into deeper states of awareness to access insight and illumination. Over the years she has trained in AquaVie Aquamassage (surface and underwater), Aqumouvance (dance, aquayoga and wave forms), AquaHara, Kabalah Yoga, Freediving, Theta Healing,  Soul-Level Therapy & Spiritual Psychology,  Embryology, Aquatic Craniosacral, Dolphin Dance and Lithotherapy.  

She is a currently a member of  AQO.  For many years she taught several courses in Cranial Osteopathy and supervising clinics for students.  Today, in addition to her private practice, she  works with community organizations and gives workshops, retreats, conferences and trainings  in Therapeutic Aquatic Bodywork and AquaVie Aquamassage. She is based in Montreal and speaks English, French and Spanish. 

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