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Innovative Wellness

Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga 

How can we help?

Contact us to learn more about our small Waterloo business. We have been been creating award winning customized therapeutic yoga  for our client’s unique abilities and challenges since 2006.

Innovative Wellness is the proud recipient of Consumers Choice  winner for providing award winning service as well as achieving   “Highly Recommended” designation. We also appreciate being nominated several times for The Record’s award, especially since we are a small business.



Innovative Wellness

Innovative Wellness has specialized in offering trauma informed therapeutic yoga for all ages and abilities. Our approach is simple, we begin with an initial assessment, which creates a better understanding of you – your goals, your strengths as well as your unique struggles and challenges. This allows us to co-create a customized plan.  We incorporate therapeutic principles, trauma informed practices, BoneFit (Osteoporosis Canada fitness professional guidelines), VON gentle exercise knowledge, and evidence based practices into all our private and group classes. In addition, we are continuously attending training. Most recently we completed Happy Back, Yoga for Health Aging and Community Inclusion for Wellness.

Innovative Wellness delivers yoga at Grand River Hospital’s Adult In Patient Mental Health Unit, Specialized Mental Health, guest at Addiction Management Centre, YAP,   Supportive Housing Waterloo Region offering Chair Yoga- Lymphatic Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Aging, Gentle Stretch and Strengthen.

Waterloo Wayside partner since 2014, delivering Community Seniors Chair Yoga, Dementia Friendly Yoga, Intergenerational Yoga (Adopt a Grand Parent Program), as well as After School program.

Innovative Wellness Video 2020


Private & Group

Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga 

to help you, your family and friends by inspiring positive results 


Private Classes

It’s easy to book your private class, just Contact Us

You choose the day, time, location, and package that will help you achieve your personal goals. We customize every private class to meet your needs.

We make house calls; bring yoga to you.


Spring 2023 Schedule:

In-Person Small Group Classes

Max: 4 people in studio

Location: Innovative Wellness Home Studio, 262 Casswell Court, Waterloo, Ontario

10:30am Yoga for Healthy Aging – Chair Yoga & BoneFit Monday

10am  Therapeutic Back Care Basics Tuesday & Thursday

11:30am  Therapeutic Restorative Yoga Sunday & Friday

Register for In Person class by Contacting us

Fee: Request lates fees when you contact us. We accept e-transfers.

We encourage you to bring your own yoga props (yoga mat, blocks, strap, balls, eye pillow, blanket, towel).

If you do not have your own yoga props, no problem, we can rent or sell you a yoga kit.

Community Class….

10am  Yoga for Healthy Aging – Chair Yoga & BoneFit Wednesday

In Partnership with Waterloo Wayside in Uptown Waterloo

Location: Emmanual United Church 22 Bridgeport Rd W, Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y3

Parking & Entrance: Off Albert Street, at the back of the building, on the north side of Bridgeport. Waterloo Wayside phone number (519) 886-1471

Register by Contact Us

Fee: Donation to Waterloo Wayside…donate what you can to help support this Community Program 

Waterloo Wayside Program information


Virtual Zoom Group Classes – Live

…enjoy yoga from the comfort of your home

11am Yoga for Healthy Aging – Chair Yoga & BoneFit Monday

10:30am  Therapeutic Back Care Basics Tuesday 

8:30am  Therapeutic Back Care Basics  Thursday

12noon  Therapeutic Restorative Yoga Sunday & Friday

Register for Virtual class by Contacting us

Fee: Request lates fees when you contact us. We accept e-transfers.

On Demand Classes

To find out more & to register  Contact Us

Concussion Friendly Yoga

In our concussion friendly yoga studio we incorporate GLED Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation & Gentle Trauma Informed Restorative Relaxing Yoga to help with your concussion recovery.

Delivered by instructor with lived experience/ a concussion.

Baby & Me Yoga

In baby and breast feeding friendly yoga studio we enjoy yoga with our baby and learn tools for mom.

Delivered by Mom of three.


Contact us for more information and to register


Try these classes with our Instructor who  trained 6 years at a Professional Ballet School

Ballet Barre 

Core Strength

Dancer Yoga

Elite Athlete Yoga

Contact us for more information and to register


Gift Certificates 

Available in any amount





Check out Innovative Wellness, our credentials and some of our programs Innovative Wellness info video



Paused Programs while Instructor Heals

Yoga walks

For More information click on  Yoga Walk






De-stress, stretch, strengthen and have some fun with us.

“De-Crease your stress with Yoga. That’s going to help your immune system a great deal.”- Dr Sharkawy  (Q11 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/ctv-news-20-questions-on-covid-19-with-dr-abdu-sharkawy-1.4862744


Since 2006, I have taught yoga full time and specialize working with people of all ages who are struggling with their  mental and physical wellness. 

Since March 16, we have been delivering  private classes  via phone, FaceTime, Zoom, GoogleChat, FaceBook VideoChat.


Here is a link to a post my daughter created a few years back about our families yoga journey across Canada. Where ever we go, we include some yoga.

Private Classes

It’s easy to book your virtual class just Contact Us

Request the style of class that suits your needs the best:

 Chair Yoga

Back Care Basics

Ballet Class with Leela who is home from professional Ballet School


Family Yoga – have some fun with your kids

Foot Care and Foot Strengthening

Relax, Rejuvenate & Restore

Stiff Bodies



Yoga & Cardio Blast


In addition,  i have posted some yoga videos on FaceBook in a group called Innovative Wellness Yoga Live Stream. http://Innovative Wellness Yoga Live Stream


To join these classes connect with me (Jayne Hembruff) via FaceBook or email messenger 24 hours ahead, this will allow me to add you to the group 

Please keep checking this website for Schedule Updates

Any questions  Contact Us




Inspiring positive results through strategic initiatives … since 2006

At Innovative Wellness we offer a full set of services designed to assist individuals, families and organizations in achieving their wellness goals from Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga, dementia friendly, Back Care Basics and dance programs, and workshops.

How can we help you?

We incorporate our years of experience, training and education from various fields such as Biology, Psychology, and Human Resources to create programs that ensure the greatest level of benefits for you and your organization. Whether in the workplace, home or even in school, our services are guaranteed to improve day to day living for everyone

New Probgrams



COVID-19 Reliable Updates 

The Region of Waterloo Public Health has a COVID-19 website https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx#

    that is regularly updated with helpful resources and new developments.

The Region of Waterloo Public Health is asking residents to connect with them directly if they have any questions and up to date information using their email publichealth@regionofwaterloo.ca<mailto:publichealth@regionofwaterloo.ca> and/or calling 519-575-4400.

Plus you can subscribe to get updates in our region https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/confirmed-positive-cases-in-waterloo-region.aspx

Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Public Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Please keep checking this website for updates.

Any questions  Contact Us


Dementia Friendly Yoga Program

We now offer dance programs too. We are happy to have Kia on our team teaching a range of dance programs for children aged 3-9 years old as well as an adult ballet beginner class. Dance programs offered are: Moving to Music, Dance it Out, Ballet basics, jazz, hip hop. Plus Jayne leads the Beginner Ballroom basics classes.




Check out our Yoga Schedule https://innovativewellness.ca/calendar-of-events/

To book a class https://innovativewellness.ca/contact/

If our schedule does not fit, book a private class

We make house calls; bring yoga to you

Cut your risk of heart disease in half with yoga and aerobic exercise


Lunch and Learns & Workshops



Work Life Balance 


Finding a work life balance that is right for you.

Outcomes participants may experience from our Mindfulness workshop are:

– Develop a  plan to achieve the right work life balance for you

-Learn tools to decreased work-related stress

-Restructure your work and life by identifying your  activity and people wasters


-Self Care -body and mind

– Identify how you  can empower others to allow them to grow and you to slow?






Experiment with various techniques to experience being in the moment. This experiential workshop will allow participants to experience how mindfulness positively affects their  body and brain.

Research shows mindfulness has a number of positive results such as:

–  “less stress, reduced psychological distress, and improved social functioning and quality of life” (Bartlett, Lovell, Otahal, Sanderson, & Tasmania, 2016), 

– “improves job performance ”  (Dane & Brummel, 2014), 

– “lower levels of work-related stress, greater job satisfaction, and, ultimately, enhanced job performance as rated by their employers” (Shonin, Van Gordon, Dunn, Singh, & Griffiths, 2014), 

– “enhances resiliency and vigor ” (Aikens, Astin, Pelletier, Levanovich, Baase, Park, & Bodnar, 2014) 

Outcomes participants may experience from our Mindfulness workshop are:

– Develop a self care tool

-Decreased Stress

-Reduced pain; both physical and mental

-Enhanced resiliency and vigor

-Improved our coping ability

-Increased the rate of recovery

-Enhanced mood and decreases depressive symptoms

-Better problem solving

-Decreased negative self talk

-More focused

-Improved job performance


Treat your team to a fun unique hands on Team Building workshop with our three experienced facilitators.

We utilize both the classroom for the foundational review of the benefits of teamwork and we then transition to a hands on task. This task is lead by a Guinness World Record holder.

The lessons found in this workshop highlight the need for good communication and cooperation. The entire workshop is presented in an atmosphere of fun and humour. 

Learn how your group or organization can help ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Innovative Wellness  was a presenter at  the United Nations SDG event Sat., Nov 18, 2017.

Did you know….

yoga can change our biology?

Yoga can relax us and ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression

(according to the following recent studies 2017  study by Buric,  Farias,  Jong,  Mee, & 2013 Janice Kiecolt-Glase).

Yoga leads to a reversal of the pro-inflammatory gene expression pattern and a reduction in the risk of inflammation-related diseases and conditions.

Read more on our post https://innovativewellness.ca/inflammation-and-aging-and-how-yoga-fits-in/

Yoga is a tool to help the body; not to force it into poses. Its about learning to create self awareness, practice self regulation and develop self care tools

We offer Body & Mind Based Programs for all ages and abilities…

including programs for Families

Visit  https://innovativewellness.ca/calendar-of-events/  for more details or email jayne@innovativewellness.ca

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Programs for all ages and abilities


Workshops for all ages and abilities

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