Our Family in Wellness

'Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you'

 

-Misty Copeland

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Krysta and Sailor in Penticton, BC

About The Haven

The Haven is the vision of Krysta, a Calgary native and The Haven's Owner/Bodywork Practitioner. Krysta ran a vibrant, award winning massage business in New Westminster, British Columbia for over ten years (Link here). In 2020 she moved back to Alberta to be closer to her elderly, recently widowed mother. Wanting to realize a grander vision of her previous business, she came across the future spa's historic brick home and The Haven was born. 

The Haven is a customer centered business. Clients are never rushed out the door, receiving their full time in treatment as Krysta does not believe in overbooking hers or her practitioners' schedules. She recommends that people allow for at least a half hour around their treatment time to allow for optimal relaxation. The Haven offers complimentary filtered and re-mineralized water, coffee, tea, sparkling water, homemade Kombucha and locally made treats. We have partnered with many local businesses to bring specially created bath products, soaps, candles and coffee. Keep your eyes out for a spa license to serve wine during your treatment later this year.

 

 Our beautiful relaxation garden (or in the cooler months our glassed in porch/sunroom) is the perfect place to unwind and let your tensions go before or after your treatment. Clients who purchase items at The Haven's 'Made in Western Canada' artisan retail boutique after their appointment receive 10% off  all regular priced items.

The Haven is also pet-friendly, clients who cannot leave their dogs alone at home are welcome to bring them along to treatment.

The Haven upholds strict Covid-19 cleanliness protocol to help you feel safe and stay healthy during your time with us.
The spa holds the Internationally recognized  CIDESCO Sanitation Certification

The Haven is dedicated to the memory of Krysta's late mother, who passed away suddenly in January, 2022.

A portion of proceeds of all sales in our retail boutique as well as all sales of The Haven's Strawberry Rhubarb jam are donated to various animal charities in her memory.

Krysta and her team of wellness professionals can't wait to welcome you into their home away from home.

'Krysta really cares about her clients and her community. Her smile and laugh are contagious. This is what sets her apart.
She is a light in this community and I have only heard nice things said about her.'
-Michele Dropulic
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Krysta

Owner, Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and Natural Beauty Treatment Specialist

Krysta was born and raised in Calgary where she pursued studies in ballet and contemporary dance.  In 1993 she migrated to the West Coast of B.C. to fulfil her passions where she danced professionally in Canada, the USA and Europe for 25 years prior to finding her niche in the healing arts as a Bodyworker/Manual Therapist.

 

Krysta has over 20 years experience and education in Manual Therapy, Yoga, Somatics and  Dance and Movement Therapy. She received her Certification as a Manual Therapist from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts in 2011, graduating with Honors at the top of her class. Her former business of ten years won the prestigious New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Award for Business of the Year in 2017 and the Quality Day Spa Award for Best Day Spa in New Westminster in 2020.

Believing our bodies work as a unit, nervous system included, Krysta's sessions are an intuitive blend of Deep Tissue, Structural Integration and Relaxation techniques. Her massage style addresses the root of tension and pain in the body while simultaneously providing deep relaxation, soothing the nervous system which allows the therapeutic work to set in. She also has training in Holistic Esthetics, providing  holistic beauty treatments with organic products to empower men and women to feel their best from the inside out. 

Krysta lives an active life and loves spending time in nature, running, cycling and paddleboarding. She is also a 'Dog Mom' to her rescue, Sailor, who frequents the 'Spaw' periodically. Clients appreciate her sense of humor, her down to earth, no-nonsense attitude and her caring, patient approach to the healing process. She loves to help people and has spent much of her professional career mentoring new health and wellness practitioners. Krysta holds a Professional Membership with NAMASTA (North American Studio Alliance) and looks forward to providing Cochrane with her unique style of therapeutic, relaxing and integrative massage while supporting Cochrane's wellness and small business community

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Sailor
The Haven Hound

Herrooo I'm Sailor, The Haven Hound and rescue doggo extraordinaire!

You might see me working hard to keep the prairie dogs from coming around, they aren't real dogs! 

 I'll greet you with a wag an a wiggle (watch your shoes I'm a shoe-stealing love bug) and if you give me one of mommy's homemade doggie treats I'll be your best friend fur-ever!

I love helping mommy work, she gives the best healing belly rubs and I do Zen-Dog really well!

I can hardly wait to meet you (bring snacks)!

The Haven's Guest Practitioners

The Haven is home to two Guest Practitioners, Sonja Oxford-Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Leila Krupich: Reiki Practitioner. 
We are excited to have them join the family

Sonja Oxford

In-Body Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Sonja provides cranio-sacral therapy (CST) here at The Haven. Her clinical experience includes being a physiotherapist in the UK public health system for 10 years, followed by a move to Australia, and working in a top sports medicine clinic in Perth.

 

She was drawn to the field of CST when her 2 children both needed some cranial osteopathy shortly after they were born.  After doing some Upledger courses she was hooked on the subtle, yet deep effects of this speciality. She went on to do a diploma at the CST college in London (UK) 2008.   Adding further post graduate training in biodynamic CST means that Sonja offers a unique style of CST.; coupled with her strong clinical foundation. 

 

 

“ I love cranio-sacral therapy because it works on so many different levels.  It has given me a modality that not only resolves issues on a physical/ anatomical level, but also releases the emotional components that often delay the healing of physical symptoms.”

 

Visit Sonja’s website WWW.in-body.ca  to book an appointment.  Read more information about her training,  insights into ‘trauma and the body’, and her somatic therapy approaches.

If you have any questions, feel free to email  support@in-body.ca

Leila Krupich

Reiki Practitioner, Healing Stone Naturals

Leila Krupich is a wholistic therapist, born and raised in Calgary. She lived on the East coast of Canada, working at a spa in Bridgewater before heading back to Alberta to be closer to her family, the Foothills and western mountains.

 

Leila first started in the field of natural healing after both of her parents fell ill in 2007. She realized that there must be a better way to health so people would not have to suffer through so much pain and illness. Leila believes that each person is unique and in many cases so is the source of their issues. Drawing from a depth of training and experience, she can enable you to rediscover your healthiest, most abundant Self. She enjoys working with people and loves supporting her clients in finding the source of their blocks, developing awareness, and removing their obstacles—allowing healing on all levels. Leila is patient, gentle, understanding and innovative.

 

After your session together, she will provide you with recommendations to better assist you on your journey to wholeness. Leila is dedicated, passionate, and conscious. Her commitment to Holistic Health has been solidified after finishing various courses in Complimentary and Alternative medicine, including Acupressure, Herbalism, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Therapy.

 

When Leila isn’t busy helping others, she enjoys spending her time in the outdoors with her dog, Journey, they travel together exploring new places, people and environments to further their knowledge of all things natural. She also enjoys writing, reading, photography and travelling to distant lands making new friends and have new experiences.

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