The Team

Meet the team from Calm Surrender.

Julie Vanderwal

Yoga Instructor / Reflexologist

Julie Vanderwal is a Yoga guide who specializes in empowering and inspiring yoga for all levels. She has trained both in Canada and abroad enabling her to teach and explore diverse approaches and is inspired by the power of stretching and relaxing practices that balance and regulate the nervous system.

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Paula Simpson

Holistic Beauty Expert

A holistic beauty expert who has integrated her expertise in biochemistry, nutrition, herbal medicine, and beauty to drive innovation within the medical, wellness, and personal care sectors. With global recognition as a formulation expert for nutrition-based skincare (nutricosmetics,) Paula has dedicated her time to innovating & educating both the medical aesthetic & personal care industries on the importance of nutrition to promote healthy skin.

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Benefits of Meditation

Calm Surrender offers so many different alternatives and balanced healing methods. Read on for some of the different treatments available.

Stephanie Bryden


Calm Surrender is pleased to welcome Stephanie to our team. Stephanie brings with her an exciting and simple way to deliver a complicated subject, Astrology. Learning this skill has truly ignited a passion in her for teaching, mentoring, and giving one on one readings to people of all ages. Stephanie graduated from the Debra Silverman Applied Astrology program and is currently teaching and mentoring at Debra Silverman Astrology, while also running her own private practice as a professional Astrologer

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Cathy Chafe Medium

Cathy Chafe


Cathy is a practicing psychic medium and has been channeling for over 15 years.

Born with this gift, she understood that it must be shared. Her intense and insightful readings give closure, healing, and understanding of your past, present, and future.

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Jody Reid Co Founder

Jody Reid

Co-owner and founder

Jody Reid is the Founder and co-owner of Calm Surrender, a holistic and natural approach to wellness. For as long as she can remember Jody has had a passion for healing. Jody is a medical lab tech of 26 years where she spent the last 9 years at Lakeridge Health Oshawa and is an active instructor at centennial college for phlebotomy and electrocardiography. Jody’s desire to help others began as a
young girl and continued into high school when she became interested in different methods to restore one’s health. It has always been her dream to have a healing centre where people could come for their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellness. 

“Dream with your eyes wide open”
Jody Reid 

Jody Reid Co Founder

Nancy Dowson

Co Founder

Nancy Dowson is co-owner of Calm Surrender, a natural holistic approach to health and wellness. Currently, she works at Lakeridge Health Oshawa as a Laboratory Technician, which she has been practicing for 22 years! When Nancy is not at work she spends her time tending to and raising purebred Charolais cattle. Growing up on a farm developed this passion for the outdoors and nature, and the healing effect it has on a person.

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