Sylvie Bérard

about

about

A FEW WORDS ABOUT SYLVIE

Active in her community

Sylvie is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a devoted member of the Académie de Taekwondo Raymond Mourad dojang. She is also frequently spotted riding a bike (and not a car) through the streets of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and practicing yoga to stay in shape.

Sylvie Bérard

A FEW WORDS ABOUT SYLVIE

Active in her community

Sylvie is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and a devoted member of the Académie de Taekwondo Raymond Mourad dojang. She is also frequently spotted riding a bike (and not a car) through the streets of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and practicing yoga to stay in shape.

In balance with nature

A committed community gardener in Montreal (and in San Francisco, where she previously lived), Sylvie has always been interested in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. Learning about plants and how to grow them from root to blossom plays a meaningful role in her approach to health. In fact, her treatments and product recommendations are always aligned with nature’s best ingredients.

Plants

In balance with nature

A committed community gardener in Montreal (and in San Francisco, where she previously lived), Sylvie has always been interested in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. Learning about plants and how to grow them from root to blossom plays a meaningful role in her approach to health. In fact, her treatments and product recommendations are always aligned with nature’s best ingredients.

Openness and expertise

Sylvie lived for many years in California, where she refined her knowledge of natural health, anatomy and medicinal plants, in order to better support her patients in their quest for increased health and well-being. Having worked four years at Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in San Francisco, Sylvie’s practice was greatly inspired and transformed by the expert herbalists specializing in traditional, ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, as well as the midwives, doulas, acupuncturists and naturopaths that she worked with there.

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

Openness and expertise

Sylvie lived for many years in California, where she refined her knowledge of natural health, anatomy and medicinal plants, in order to better support her patients in their quest for increased health and well-being. Having worked four years at Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in San Francisco, Sylvie’s practice was greatly inspired and transformed by the expert herbalists specializing in traditional, ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, as well as the midwives, doulas, acupuncturists and naturopaths that she worked with there.

ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec

Member, Association professionnelle des massothérapeutes spécialisés du Québec (Mon Réseau Plus)

Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec

Réseau des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec

Member, Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec

Member, Association professionnelle des massothérapeutes spécialisés du Québec (Mon Réseau Plus)

Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec

Réseau des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec

TRAINING

2014

Acupuncture
Collège de Rosemont, Montréal
Internship: Family unit, Montreal’s Lasalle Hospital

2009

Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho (First degree)

2004

Massage Therapy Diploma
Conscious Bodywork (Structural) Program
Neuro Muscular Reprogramming (NMR) Program
Institute of Conscious Bodywork, Alive & Well, CA

2003

Herbalism Certificate
Cultivating the Herbal Medicine Woman Within
Living Awareness Institute, CA

2002

Aromatherapy Certificate
Essential Oils: The Foundation Course
College of Botanical and Healing Arts, CA

2002

Herbalism Certificate
Body Systems and Herbal Wellness
California School of Herbal Studies, CA

1999

Master’s Degree in Museology (MA)
UQAM / Université de Montréal, Montréal

1996

Master’s Degree Program, History
Université de Sherbrooke

1994

Bachelor’s Degree in History (BA)
Université de Sherbrooke

ACUPUNCTURE, CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Toxicity of Chinese herbs and interactions with biomedical treatments
  • Meridian approach to acupuncture (Dr. Tan’s technique)
  • Medicinal plants of Quebec used in traditional Chinese medicine I and II
  • Treating sports injuries with acupuncture
  • External application of herbs and Chinese pharmacopoeia products
  • Tui na
  • Shonishin: Needleless acupuncture for children and infants

WORKSHOPS

 
  • Herbal medicine making
  • Cultivating Culinary & Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Harvesting Medicinal roots
  • Herbal skin care
  • Whole Foods Nutrition

ACUPUNCTURE, CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Toxicity of Chinese herbs and interactions with biomedical treatments
  • Meridian approach to acupuncture (Dr. Tan’s technique)
  • Medicinal plants of Quebec used in traditional Chinese medicine I and II
  • Treating sports injuries with acupuncture
  • External application of herbs and Chinese pharmacopoeia products
  • Tui na
  • Shonishin: Needleless acupuncture for children and infants

WORKSHOPS

  • Herbal medicine making
  • Cultivating Culinary & Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Harvesting Medicinal roots
  • Herbal skin care
  • Whole Foods Nutrition