Meet First Line's course instructors, content creators, and coaches. Our team is committed to getting you where you want to be - fast!
We're pretty excited about supporting our students with a very diverse team of movement therapists. Everyone on the First Line team is an entrepreneur and operates their own private practice. To find out more about anyone on the team, check them out on LinkedIn.
Over the years, Angela grew her therapeutic movement practice to include yoga and various approaches to fascial therapy. Her favourite clients are older adults who have multiple chronic autoimmune diseases.
Angela has a passion for holistic nutrition and its incredible positive influence on stable mental health. She loves to be a mentor to her movement therapy colleagues as they start and grow their practices.
Angela recently made a big shift in her career. She no longer works with clients but has moved into a truly CEO role. Her main focus is encouraging the career development of movement therapists. Angela is currently enjoying finding new instructors and courses to add to the First Line team.
Because she is really a nutrition and physiology geek at heart, she can be found diving deeply into how food choices and various breathing techniques affect chronic auto immune disease.
With an uncanny ability to gauge client effort and ability, Monika has a way of encouraging clients to achieve more than they realize they can do!
In addition to her private practice working one on one with clients, Monika is a cancer rehabilitation specialist with Wellspring Cancer Support Network and an Active Living for Life program supervisor to Sheridan College and Canada Kidney Foundation.
Elise has specialized her work with clients in a variety of health conditions such as chronic and recurrent joint pain, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Elise enjoys working with clients who are receiving treatment for or are recovering from cancer.
After completing her Masters degree in Health Science, Elise has a more in depth understanding of the benefits of using urban poles for the walking programs of those affected by breast cancer.
Sarah offers a client-centred approach utilizing therapeutic exercise, neuroproprioceptive taping, and osteopathic manual therapy, depending on the needs and goals of her clients.
She has provided mentorship as a clinical supervisor for students completing clinical internships with various Masters and Bachelors programs in Kinesiology.
Sarah Hamilton practices Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Kinesiology at InsideOut Physiotherapy in Toronto. In 2015 Sarah completed thesis research on the biological basis of placebo effects in clinical practice, and was awarded the Andrew Taylor Still Award for outstanding research in the advancement of Osteopathy.
Sarah offers a hands-on whole-body approach utilizing osteopathic manual therapy, therapeutic taping, and therapeutic exercise. She has experience working with people of all ages (including infants and elder adults) and with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Declan teaches therapists how to find the best natural therapy treatments for their clients.
Years of working closely with colleagues across a wide range of therapies including massage and Buteyko Breathing has helped Declan and his students achieve the most suitable therapeutic solutions for their clients.
Declan has taught extensively across the United Kingdom and brings incredible insight from therapeutic movement practices from around the world.READ MORE ABOUT DECLAN HERE
Jennifer teaches about the benefits of optimal breathing through yoga and movement, with the in-depth knowledge of a Buteyko specialist.
Jennifer trains private clients in their homes and runs a variety of yoga classes from her Toronto studio.
With many years of experience teaching piano and voice prior to yoga, Jennifer's teaching methods are empowering and fun for both kids and adults!READ MORE ABOUT JENNIFER HERE
Kelly assesses and treats structural issues using a biotensegrity approach.
Her work brings awareness to emotional and perceptual factors, and their impact on the body's regulatory systems.
Kelly is the founder and owner of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy in Seattle, Washington and has developed the Tensegrity Medicine™ methodology.
Each year Kelly travels within the United States, to Canada and to Europe to bring her Tensegrity Medicine courses to internationally based movement therapists.READ MORE ABOUT KELLY HERE
Malik Carby-Corbett is a Toronto-based kinesiologist specializing in movement and performance optimization. He has always had a passion and curiosity about the inner workings of the human body, and how all the systems can be optimized and expressed through athletics.
In blurring the lines of clinician, strength coach and sports therapist, Malik works in a multitude of capacities from weekend warriors, to clients returning from surgery/injury, and elite provincial and national level athletes looking for their competitive edge. He has also designed his own line of athletic apparel and continuing education courses.
Malik has traveled coast to coast, working with high-performance teams and organization, most recently traveling to New Zealand for an international competition with the Canadian Misfits Rugby 7s.
Dr. Wong has been involved in the fitness industry since 1994, taking his first job at a local YMCA. In the industry for over 25 years, Dr. Wong brings a wealth of experience. Using an integrated treatment approach, he has treated professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and PGA, as well as Olympic, and IFBB athletes.
Although his focus has shifted to more clinical work, he remains as passionate about fitness as he did since 1994. This is evident by his professional pursuits. Alwyn founded Zona Health and Performance Inc, which has been training and certifying personal trainers since 2004. Furthermore, he has authored a nutrition book, The Kick Acid Diet, currently available online through various retailers.
Alwyn recently launched Anatomy Of Movement - a comprehensive course with over 300 videos demonstrating functional movement, strength testing and functional taping! First Line Education is a proud host to Alwyn's course. Click here for more information.
Marsha spent the last 25 years working in the health care field as a Kinesiologist specializing in post-rehabilitation work as well as life changing coaching habits with her clients.
Years of Life Coaching with her clients, combined with traumatic personal challenges in her family translated into creating a Life Coaching business helping people to own their stories, creating massive change in their lives.
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why”. She shares her lessons as a parent who dealt with teen substance abuse far past the level of normal experimentation.
Through her programs, coaching and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach others how to find their personal power by owning their story, being vulnerable and creating boundaries in their lives.
Marsha is creating a platform allowing others to find clarity and freedom from their stories and to assist women to build coaching, speaking and writing businesses to further impact and empower others.READ MORE ABOUT MARSHA HERE