Dr. Dave Sinha completed his medical degree from the University of Alberta and his post-graduate training in Family Medicine with the Rural Alberta North Program. Exposure to the breadth of primary care in under-serviced areas provided the foundation of his current practice in procedural medicine, psychotherapy, and comprehensive primary care.
His later experiences with Medicentres, Integrative Medicine Institute, and Oasis Health Systems inspired him to pursue training in many disciplines spanning the scope of healing – from prolotherapy and functional medicine to minor surgery, women’s health, and hypnotherapy.
He began to develop a greater appreciation for the role of consciousness in healing and how health issues were intimately connected to the deepest issues of the heart. He observed how these unresolved patterns would emerge through imbalances of behaviour and biochemistry to ultimately manifest as disease. He learned that patient engagement as well as community play an essential role. It could be said that healing is as much about tending to the fruit as laying the axe to the root.
The coming together of potential, people, and perspectives is the heart of ‘Synergy.’
An ophthalmologist (eye specialist) with a Medical Retina Fellowship since 1988, Dr. Khosla has worked at the best institutes across Asia and the Middle East. He now offers comprehensive ophthalmological services in Calgary and Cochrane, including consultations, diagnostics, minor operative procedures, and laser eye surgeries.
Dr. Khosla is currently a member of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and the Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. He is also a participant of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s MOC Program, a professional development initiative that supports the lifelong learning of healthcare professionals.
“Touching lives through service” has been Dr. Khosla’s motto since day one. While he continues to partner with various charitable organizations in Canada and India, he is committed to educating his patients and providing the most professional, personalized, and compassionate care emphasizing safety.
Dixie brings over a decade of experience working in the medical field with an extensive background in aesthetics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and acute care medicine and victim services.
A locally grown Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Greg Sikorski ND received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Beginning his practice at Two Pharmacy in Cochrane, Dr. Greg ND developed his expertise in various facets of Naturopathic Medicine, including IV, Ozone, and Injection therapies to promote optimal health for his patients. Also, Dr. Greg ND has worked with Rocky Mountain Analytical, Without Borders in Guatemala, and has training in Metabolic Balance Coaching. Such experiences have guided his interest in individualized medicine, evidence-based therapies, and other holistic modalities to promote lifelong wellness.
With gratitude for grounded beginnings, Dr. Greg ND finds new opportunity in expanding his practice and working synergistically with a team of other talented and caring medical professionals at Synergy.
Kulwinder earned her bachelor’s in the Ayurvedic System of Medicine (B.A.M.S) from a prestigious University in India in 1994. She interprets radial pulse to detect any imbalances in body humors (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and advises herbs, diet, and lifestyle regimens as described in Ayurveda. Ayurveda finds its home in the hearts of special beings whose dharma is to preserve and maintain traditions of wisdom to heal themselves and the world. She gained extensive experience while working at Ayurvedic clinics in India, dealing with serious problems like infertility and other women’s health issues. She believes in the philosophy that considers an individual as a whole while promoting natural healing and using all appropriate therapies.
Harpal completed his degree in Ayurveda from a prestigious University in India in 1994 and practiced Ayurveda for about 15 years before moving to Canada. He has a passion for assessing his clients based on their Ayurvedic dosha or body type, including pulse diagnosis, and advises herbs, diet, and lifestyle regimens based on ancient but proven Vedic values. He believes that various modes of therapy work in conjunction with one another to lead one to a healthier and a better quality of life. Imbalances and potential disease states can be detected in their early stages, giving one the opportunity to correct them before they affect quality of life. He likes to assess his clients in an exhaustive manner, and customizes a personalized regimen for them to reclaim a healthier life.
Sachin is the founder of Namaste Ayurveda, a grassroots, community-based company that educates and inspires people on the Ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda. He is an Ayurvedic massage practitioner, Ayurvedic Chef, teacher, public speaker, aromatherapist, and herbalist.
Sachin was trained at the JSS Ayurvedic Hospital & College in Mysore, India, where he obtained a clinical certification in Ayurveda. He studied Ashtanga yoga in Mysore and continues his path in restorative hatha yoga at the moment, focused on trauma-based informed work. Sachin specializes in Ayurvedic nutrition through cooking classes.
Sarah Bily has worked in the wellness industry for over 30 years, with certification as a Yoga Therapist and Instructor, Reiki and Yoga Nidra Practitioner, and Fitness Instructor. Her training background has allowed her to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings.
Witnessing her mother suffer from severe immobility for many years, without support, fostered a desire to help those that need it most at a physical, mental, and emotional level. Dedicated to continuing her education and evolving her skills, Sarah has sought to merge the most recent, evidence-based technology with a holistic approach – this led Sarah to join Synergy as our Love and Light practitioner.
While Sarah is not serving the Synergy community, she is spending time with her amazing husband and daughter!
Kandice is a thinking disrupter. She is both a registered nurse and a registered clinical hypnotherapist. She has extensive certification in integrative nutrition, psychology of emotional eating, and conversational intelligence coaching.
Kandice is passionate about providing education and transformation for those wanting to make changes in their health and weight. She specializes in serving those with weight loss goals who never want to ‘diet’ again. Her focus is on developing habits that support lasting weight change. Sustained weight change begins in the mind because weight loss is more than what you eat; it’s about when you eat and why. For more information, please visit weightbossforlife.com
Annemieke Aardoom is a registered psychologist with over 10 years of experience. With a holistic approach to counselling, embracing spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical aspects of our being, she focuses on awareness, mindfulness, heart meditation, and mind-heart-body integration. She works with various body-focused methods, dream analysis, archetypes, and inner child healing. Annemieke will fully meet you where you are and help you reconnect to elements of self and embrace all of you so that you may experience flow, harmony and peace in your life. She sees adults and couples, and specializes in trauma. She is an somatic experiencing practitioner in training
Melanie is the newest member of the Synergy team. She has completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP) while living in Canmore, Alberta. She has completed a thesis in multi-tasking, neuropsychology which has been published in the Frontiers Journal of Neuroscience. Melanie has over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescence, and adults. Melanie is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a standing member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. She holds qualifications and certificates in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCIT), Indigenous Cultural Safety, Decolonizing & Indigenizing Psychological Practice with Indigenous Peoples, along with Psychoeducational and Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic experience.
Melanie has provided psychological and counselling support in various settings, including mental health services, educational settings, multidisciplinary clinics, and private practice. Her specializations include counselling and play- based therapy in various areas, including childhood and adolescent mental health, parent coaching, behavioral challenges and enhancing overall development. She has intensive experience targeting concerns related to anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Delays, interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, and overall healing and coping, and more. Melanie uses an integrative approach to meet client’s where they are at. She embraces a client-centered approach using various therapeutic treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Solution-Focused, Attachment-Based, Positive & Behavioral, Mindfulness-Based, and Interpersonal Therapy. She thrives on taking a cultural, empathetic approach in guiding the client through their own personalized journey.
Melanie exhibits a passion for learning and loves to travel with her family. If she is not in Alberta, she is most likely enjoying the sun and some vitamin sea. She loves spending time with her 3 sons and husband, making memories through travel, connecting with good friends and family, and maximizing down time when she can. Lastly, she loves learning about alternative cultures through her practice and on her free time.
Natalie completed a 4-year full-time program at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in London, graduating with her Diploma of Osteopathy in 2008. During her studies, she had the opportunity to work as part of the pain management team at the Royal Free Hospital in London, seeing a wide variety of patients. In 2010, she moved to Calgary for work experience and now calls it home.
Since then, she has focused her continuous education on Visceral Manipulation and Biodynamics of Osteopathy, which has given her a deeper understanding of the connection between the organs and musculoskeletal system and the emotional connection to physical symptoms. She enjoys her work focusing on helping people feel better, especially those suffering from back or neck pain, headaches, digestive problems, and stress and/or anxiety. With gentle hands-on techniques, breathing, and exercise advice, she provides a holistic approach to your body.