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"My goal is to empower people to be the best version of themselves"

Annette Newton

Registered Psychotherapist & Yoga Teacher

As a certified Healthcare Professional, I understand the weight and frustration of feeling like there is more out there for you, but not knowing where to turn to first. That’s why my mission is simple: give my clients the wellness education, tools and resources that they need to feel happy, healthy, and capable of managing life’s pressures. I am a strong advocate for women's health and empower women to recognize, understand and make healthy choices for their unique body at various stages of life. 

My vision is to see everyone be empowered to live their best life! I support you to achieve this through treating your emotional and physical well-being. I can truly treat you from a biopsychosocial perspective, which makes my training unique. Your body and mind is a continuum of scientific matter that can be strengthened. Moving forward, and evolving is possible for everyone!

I am currently in the one year long Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training Program.  This is a graduate level trauma -informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by Gabor Mate.  I am a lifelong learner and grow to enhance therapeutic outcomes. 

I offer both in-person as well as virtual therapy to meet each clients needs.


Let's walk the journey to optimal mental health together!

Early Life



I am the youngest of 6 siblings who grew up in Windsor Ontario and was a National and Varsity Track and Field Athlete. At the age of 23 after moving to Toronto, I was diagnosed with Lupus and got married. I had my first daughter Allison in 1993, my second daughter Jillian in 1996, and in 1999 my third daughter Emily. I decided to continue to work part- time while my husband and I raised our three daughters and opened my own business working in Behavioural Rehabilitation for Insurance companies. 

I am a married and work as a Psychotherapist  and Nationally Certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Where are my children today – Allison married and is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has a child William.  Jillian is a lawyer in Toronto and Emily is in a graduate of The Master of Translational Research at the University of Toronto and works as head of marketing for Neikohoma

Helping individuals through understanding themselves and improve their quality of life and belonging is my passion.  With over 30 years in Health Care, I have experience working in a multicultural and gender-inclusive environment, interacting with people from various nationalities. Trained at Toronto Iyengar Yoga Centre, I have been a teacher of Iyengar yoga since 2017 and practicing for15 years. I encourage my students to move with breath and lightness.This creates both internal and external stability which enables them to then take these skills into their day to day lives. We have all had some form of trauma and awareness of how this shapes our adult self creates inner peace. 

My Journey

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annette's 3 daughters

& Certification

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Yorkville University 

Honours Bachelor of Human Kinetics

University of Windsor 

Registered Psychotherapist 

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Basic Training Certificate, Three Rivers Training 

Certified Yoga Asanas Level II Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute – Pune, India 


Certified Kinesiologist (2013 - 2022)

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario 


Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

General Member 

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Professional Experience

Registered Psychotherapist, Private Practice

(2021 - present)

Self-employed Kinesiologist (1995 - 2008)



(2021 - present)

Founder & Yoga Instructor, Be Present for You Yoga

(2017 - present)

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