May 7th, 2015  4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Here’s an opportunity to meet our team of experts at OWN – Optimal Wellness Niagara, key practitioners and teachers in our community.  Ask us directly about what we do, how we do it and how we can help.  Light refreshments will be served.

Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Medical Aesthetics, Massage Therapy, Money Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Vibrational Sound Therapy, Shiatsu Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Nia Dance, Ageless Grace, Personal Training.

26 Hiscott St., St. Catharines, ON


Money Coaching has finally arrived in Niagara Region.

PR Web Media Release – St. Catharines, ON, November 17, 2014

Niagara Region Money Coaches is thrilled to announce their official opening this month, bringing the benefits of flat-fee Money Coaching to the Greater Niagara Region.

Founder/Owner, Trevor Van Nest, B.Comm. (Hons.), CPF® is an award-winning Money Coach* with over 25 years in the financial services industry. Since becoming a Money Coach four years ago, he has helped hundreds of individuals and couples across Ontario achieve their financial goals. With no product selling, he uses an educational approach to empower his clients in all areas of their financial lives: from building budgets that work and eliminating debt, to investing successfully and retiring with a comprehensive financial plan.

“Money coaching has all the benefits of expert financial advice without the potential bias that comes from selling products”, Trevor says. “Because no products are sold, it allows me to spend 100% of my time meeting the specific needs of my clients, helping them eliminate money worries from their lives.”

The new Niagara Region Money Coaches office is in the Optimal Wellness Niagara center at 26 Hiscott Street in St. Catharines.

Optimal Wellness Niagara (OWN) Co-Founder Dr. Stephen Tripodi, B.Sc., N.D. is excited to welcome Niagara Region Money Coaches into the OWN fold. With dedicated on-site clinical practitioners offering diverse services including Naturopathic Medicine, Nutritional Consulting, Reflexology, Personal Fitness Coaching, Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Yoga Instruction and more, OWN has been successfully meeting the 360-degree health needs of their clients since May, 2013.

“The addition of Niagara Region Money Coaches to our already comprehensive collection of services really rounds out what we are doing in meeting the holistic needs of our clients” says Dr. Tripodi. “We take an educational approach with our clients so they understand what is required to improve their personal health and well-being. Trevor’s service adds the very relevant dimension we have already begun to term ‘Financial Wellness’. He clearly shares a similar philosophy with his approach to money management, which makes the addition of Niagara Region Money Coaches a natural fit for Optimal Wellness Niagara.”

Trevor is excited to bring the value of Money Coaching to the beautiful Niagara Region where he is now proud to call home. A free no-obligation consultation is available to anyone who wants to learn more.

For more information, please go to:


*Trevor Van Nest is also the Founder of York Region Money Coaches which was awarded 2014 Professional Services Business of the Year by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce; Trevor was also awarded 2014 Personal Finance Blog of the Year for Canada, by Wealth & Finance International Magazine.

Trevor with Stephen and Monica



ST. CATHARINES, ON (May 12, 2014) – OWN (Optimal Wellness Niagara) has reached its 1 Year Anniversary, none of which would have been possible without the constant support of the St. Catharines and Niagara community. To show its appreciation OWN will be hosting its first GIVE BACK DAY on Saturday, June 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Massages, Osteopathic treatments, Naturopathic services, Reiki and so much more! RSVP for this event on Facebook. The entire community is welcome to take advantage of these FREE services. Check online for a full schedule of offerings for the day.

OWN is also announcing its ground breaking Optimal Babies Niagara program and giving away 3 FREE SPOTS to 3 lucky mommies-to-be. “This is a 4-week program designed to enhance the experience from conception to birth and beyond, through natural and conventional practices”, says Renee Delaney, Homeopath and Integrative Co-ordinator for OWN. You can see the full program offerings online.   

“We are happy to have our 1st year of operation under our belt and as a thank you we are offering a day of complimentary services,”   says Dr. Stephen Tripodi, Naturopath and Co-Founder.  “Free treatments and classes!  We will also include a chance to enter for great door prizes.  As well, we will be taking donations for Pathstones, another great cause.”

“We opened our doors last year and since then the family has grown,” says Monica Wilson, Yoga Teacher and Co-Founder.  “We’re happy with our progress and the feedback we’ve been getting.  It’s a feel good business to be in.  Of course, we’ve had our challenges and growing pains but there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you’re part of a respected group that really do make changes to people’s lives.”

OWN originally opened with Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Psychotherapy and Empowerment Life Coaching.  Since then even more services have been added including Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Specialized Foot Care and Vibrational Therapy.  There is still room to grow so even more services are on the horizon.

OWN has also held inspiring workshops throughout the past year.  Healthy Hips and Knees using the Feldenkrais Technique, Sacred ReunionAging and Memory and Learn to Draw to name a few.  Upcoming exciting workshops include; Spring DetoxThe Shadow Effect and an Afternoon of Mediumship.

This in addition to classes such as:  Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, Nia – dance fitness fusion, FUNctional Fitness, Metabolic Training and Ageless Grace.  There’s always something of interest going on.

OWN has stayed true to its original vision by providing truly holistic care – offering an integrative approach meaning OWN practitioners collaborate on a person’s health history to ensure that he/she is receiving optimal care.  OWN also has an Integration Coordinator on staff to help.  This is what makes OWN truly special and unique in the Niagara Region.

RSVP to join OWN’s GIVE BACK DAY on Facebook (

Part of OWN’s mission is to support local charities and offer community support, so for its GIVE BACK DAY event, donations will be collected in support of Pathstone Mental Health.   Pathstone’s is a non-profit charitable agency operating under the Child and Family Services Act.  Their mission is to strengthen the quality of life for children, youth and families who are dealing with mental health challenges.  OWN firmly believes that it takes a community to nurture wellness and sometimes circumstances are the biggest obstacle to being able to take care of yourself and others.

Contact information
Monica Wilson
Dr. Stephen Tripodi
26 Hiscott St., St. Catharines, ON (QEW and Ontario St.)
Ph:  905-988-9009  Fx:  905-988-9694  



 ST. CATHARINES, ON (May 22, 2013) – Preparations are in full swing for the GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION of OWN – Optimal Wellness Niagara, scheduled for Friday, June 14th from 1pm to 7pm.

“We are very excited to see our dream coming to life,”   said Dr. Stephen Tripodi, Naturopath and Co-Founder.  “Everybody benefits!  We are bringing a fresh new concept of wellness to the Niagara Region and have the chance to help support Red Roof Retreat, a great cause.”

“Come see our space.  Meet the practitioners and teachers.  The GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION will have demonstrations, live entertainment, nourishing food samples, door prizes for gifts, treatments and services, and of course, a ceremonial ribbon cutting.  We are so fortunate that Mayor Jim Diodati of Niagara Falls, will be in attendance.  He understands that we are a Niagara Region based facility, drawing from not just St. Catharines but from all areas of the Region,” said Monica Wilson, Yoga Teacher and Co-Founder.

OWN – Optimal Wellness Niagara is a cohesive group of respected practitioners and teachers with one goal in mind – to help heal and improve quality of life.  This is a place where people can learn, grow, connect, be inspired, relax and rejuvenate.

What makes OWN special is that if the patient/student wishes to receive truly holistic care we can offer an integrative approach which means that members of our team will collaborate on that person’s health history to ensure that he/she is receiving optimal care.  We have an Integration Coordinator on staff to help.  We don’t know of anyone else in the area that is doing this.

The other exciting area will be the Education Space located in our OWN Studio.  The Studio is designed to inspire.  Classes are meant to be small in order to provide personalized attention.   Not only will there be classes such as:  Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, TRX, Nia – dance fitness fusion, Pre and Post Natal, Mom and Tot Movement and Ageless Grace but there will be Educational Workshops as well.  We’ll approach Hot Topics like GMO, Gluten Free and Healthy Body Composition to name a few.  We have even incorporated a Demo Kitchen which will provide Nutritional Cooking Classes like Juicing and Eating Raw.  We also hope to bring in special Guest Speaker Series that address topics such as Mindfulness and Coping with Grief and Trauma.  Anything related to the realm of Mind, Body, Spirit that is genuine and authentic will be offered.

The Clinic currently has experts in the fields of Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Psychotherapy and Empowerment/Trauma Counselling.  There is still room to grow so even more services are on the horizon.

“Part of our mission is to support local charities and offer community support, so for our Grand Opening event, proceeds are going to the Red Roof Retreat.”  We firmly believe that it takes a community to nurture wellness and sometimes circumstances are the biggest obstacle to be able to take care of yourself and others.  We think people like Steff Bjorgen are exceptional.  She took a situation and turned it into something inspiring.

Steff Bjorgen of Red Roof Retreat works tirelessly to help children and youth with special needs through her organization.  I have witnessed this myself, “said Kaye (Didi) Wilson, Nia Black Belt.  The Red Roof Retreat provides quality out of home care for children and young adults with special needs so that their families and/or caregivers can have a much needed break.  To learn more, please visit

OWN – Optimal Wellness Niagara opened its Clinic doors on May 6th.  Its Movement Studio will be open in time for the grand opening.  It is located at 26 Hiscott St., St. Catharines (QEW and Ontario St.)  For more information check out

To join our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION please RSVP by June 7th to 905-988-9009 or  For more information visit


Contact information:

Monica Wilson

Dr. Stephen Tripodi


Ph:  905-988-9009  Fx:  905-988-9694  FREE

26 Hiscott St., St. Catharines, ON