Sonia Osorio has a Master's level training homeopathic medicine (DHom), and is a Naturopath (ND), and a registered massage therapist (RMT) and certified yoga instructor (CYT) with 20 years experience in these fields. Sonia has completed several advanced teacher-trainings in Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, studying with senior teachers in these traditions, including Sri K. Patthabi Jois, Richard Freeman, Ramanand Patel, and Mukesh Desai. She has also studied mindfulness practices with Zen Buddhist master Thich Naht Hanh, and continues to deepen her meditation practice and teaching with the guidance and support of Ken McLeod. For several years, Sonia worked as a writer and editor in medical and health care publishing, and she has also helped develop and facilitate teaching curricula for various mind-body training programs. Her approach is both practical and experiential, and she enjoys working with experienced practitioners in issues related to practice and teaching.
Sonia encourages an integrative approach to working with the various manifestations of stress, disease and trauma. Her commitment is to support balance and well-being by meeting people where they are, as they are. She has worked with individuals in areas related to mental health, physical and emotional trauma, addiction, women's health, and gender issues. To best serve her clients, she maintains contact with other health-care professionals, organizations and centres (McGill Whole Person Care, McGill Faculty of Medicine, McGill First Nations House, Head & Hands, Centre for Gender Advocacy, Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy, Sedona Centre, Université Trois-Rivières), and currently shares office-space with Bill Ryan, co-founder of the Institute for Sexual Minority Health.
Government discounts given through the CSST for individuals associated with IVAC (Indemnisation des victimes d'actes criminels/Association for crime victims compensation), and through the SAAQ (Société des accidents d'automobiles du Québec) following an automobile accident with related injuries.
Booking, Fees, Forms
676, ave Querbes
Outremont, QC H2V 3W7
Naturopathic/Homeopathic Consultations or
Consultations in the Fertility Awareness Method (natural birth control):
Initial consultation / opening client file: $150 (90 min)
$80 (60 min)
$45 (30 min)
$25 e-mail consults/recommendations, if under 20 minutes (for current clients only)*
Massage therapy, meditation or yoga consultations:
$110 (90 min)
$85 (60 min)
Case supervision (for practising therapists & teachers):
$65 (60 min)
*Please note: While I appreciate receiving updates from clients, I can no longer respond to e-mail requests for advice following any recommended protocols. Depending on the individual situation, I am happy to arrange a brief consultation (under 20 minutes: $25) by telephone, e-mail or Skype for current clients, or I may suggest that we do a longer, in-person consultation to better assess your situation.
Download health intake forms:
Cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours notice: the full cost of the session fee will be applied.
For on-line sessions: Payment is required once the session is booked (cheque by mail or e-transfer of funds). If an appointment needs to be cancelled, the funds can be put towards another appointment at a future date. If payment is not received 24 hrs before the booked session, that slot will be opened for someone else.
Dept. Educational & Counselling Psychology, McGill University - Guest lecturer - Meditation Principles & Applications in Therapeutic Settings.
International Congress on Whole Person Care, 2015: Workshop facilitator: teaching yoga for self-awareness & well-being.
Contributing author - Mindful Medical Practice: Clinical Narratives and Therapeutic Insights (Springer Press, 2015: Dobkin, Patricia (Ed).
McGill Wellness Seminar - Workshop facilitator: teaching yoga to medical residents for stress-management; Dept. of Medicine, McGill University.
McGill University Outreach Projects & First People's House - Workshop Facilitator: Teaching principles of meditation, including practical exercises using breath and body, to help bring awareness to how tension is held and explore how this can be released.
Open Source Birth Project, Concordia University - Lecturer/Workshop facilitator for grassroots project, providing options in birth control and reproductive health to all.
Head & Hands - Facilitator: community program educating youth on safe and healthy birth control options.
Centre for Gender Advocacy - Guest speaker: natural birth control and fertility awareness.
Homéopathes terre sans frontières (HTSF - Homeopaths without Borders) - Helped support training initiative for community-based disease-prevention programs and care in cases of chronic illnesses.
International Congress on Whole Person Care (2013), McGill University - Workshop facilitator: teaching yoga and mindfulness sessions.
Conference on Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer - Co-presenter: session on mindfulness-based practices.
POWER Camp National - Guest speaker and workshop facilitator: for organization supporting young women in taking action towards social change in their lives and communities.
High Performance Camp for First-Nation Teens - Workshop facilitator: teaching yoga to interest youth in academics through physical activity; organized by First Peoples' House, a support and outreach service for aboriginal students.
Moovjam Festival - Yoga instructor: teaching yoga to provide options for children and teens dealing with childhood obestity and depression.
KATIMAVIK- Yoga instructor: teaching yoga to national youth volunteer group.
Photo: ©Marko Kulik