Michelle Jane Van Luven Collins BA, C.Ir, CNP
Michelle’s fascination with nutrition, high-performance, and natural medicine began at a very young age while working in a pharmacy and health food store during high school.
She is a dedicated athlete and pursued exercise science and psychology after high school. While studying psychology at Wilfred Laurier University she developed a deeper understanding and respect for the connections between the human design, the environment, high-performance, and health optimization. Michelle's current academic research lies in understanding the connections between poor nutrition, toxic environments, isolation, and the development of stress-related diseases on the mind, body, and spirit.
After graduating from Wilfred Laurier University in 2014 she continued pursuing her research at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto. While becoming a Certified Nutritional Practitioner at IHN she was introduced to the European-based practice of Iridology. She instantly fell in love with this method of analysis and studied with Dr. Robert Tomilson of The Institute of Natural Health Technologies and BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination. She became a Certified Iridologist in 2016.
Michelle has since completed training in Trauma Informed Yoga, and training with the International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine in ADHD and Depression. She is a member of the School of Natural Medicine UK where she continues to expand her knowledge in Quantum Botanicals and Bioenergetic Medicine. Michelle is also a member of the Institute of Child Psychology where she is dedicated to spreading awareness about the latest research and strategies to help families heal, develop resiliency, regulate emotion, and achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Michelle sees that natural medicine and trauma-informed wellness practice lays the foundation to overcoming physiological and psychological imbalance. Her goal is to empower clients and provide them with a customized wellness program to assist them with their health and wellness goals.
Iris Therapeutics Holistic Wellness Studio offers Iridology, Holistic Nutrition, Ayurveda, Quantum Botanicals (Flower Essences), Energy Medicine (Reiki/Quantum Touch), Aroma Touch Technique, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. The goal of her studio is to reorient the spirit to better heal the body and cultivate long term health and wellness.