Sat Dharam Kaur N.D.

President and Co-Founder

Sat Dharam Kaur N.D., creator of The Healthy Breast Program, is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and instructor, author, and naturopathic doctor practicing in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has studied Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan since 1976 and has facilitated teacher training programs in Toronto (ON), Canmore (AB), and New Mexico. She has developed an addiction recovery program using Kundalini Yoga as well as a breast health yoga training, designed to help educate women in breast cancer prevention through Kundalini Yoga and lifestyle change. A featured teacher at the Toronto Yoga Show for many years, as well as the Vancouver Yoga Show and at Khalsa Women’s Camp in New Mexico, she has written several best selling books: A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health..

L. “Livjot” Clarke

Vice-President

Former Vice President & Secretary; Current General Board Member

Livjot is a seasoned educator with more than 30 years of service as a classroom teacher and trainer for several Ontario school boards; and more than a decade as a unit leader, camp and music advisor with Girl Guides of Canada; she is also an experienced Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  The loss of a close relative to breast cancer led her to participate in her first Healthy Breast Program with Sat Dharam Kaur ND in 2003.  Enticed by further training experiences, she became a Certified Healthy Breast Program Educator and Healthy Breast Yoga Program Instructor, first teaching in Ontario.  In 2014, Livjot helped establish the MammAlive Foundation, serving as its first Secretary and soon moving into the role of Vice President as well, holding both positions until 2020. She continues to serve as a General Board Member, and as an Educator in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia where she now lives, in an impassioned effort to educate women in breast cancer risk reduction and empowered recovery.

 

Akal Hari Kaur (Elizabeth Miller)

Treasurer

Took teacher training in Toronto in 2016 with Sat Dharam Kaur.  Like many after her first class about a year earlier, she was hooked and wanted to learn more.  She is also completing the healthy breast course and hopes to help spread the information to people to help reduce their risk. She is inspired by all strong women coming together to create community surrounding women and women’s health.

Raissa Chernushenko

General Board Member

Raissa has been a Certified Shiatsu Therapist (CST) since 1994 and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) since 1995. She is also a Reiki and Access Bars Practitioner, essential oil educator and teaches workshops in shiatsu self-care, family wellness and couple’s retreats, along with the Healthy Breast Foundations Program in the Greater Toronto Area.

Raissa’s varied background also includes many years of dance training, a university degree in theatre, and training in psychodrama. She is also a published writer in both fiction and non-fiction.

One of Raissa’s visions has always been to help create a more nurturing and compassionate society, through reinforcing the value of respectful touch as a basic need and right within our family relationships.

A self-described family eco-wellness guide, she has a passion for protecting the environment, and has always supported a variety of environmental charities including Pollution Probe, Friends of the Earth, the David Suzuki Foundation and Environmental Defence Canada. She is most concerned about how the state of our bodies is a direct reflection of the way we have been treating our planet for generations.

Since receiving certification as a Healthy Breast Program Educator, she has become a member of MammAlive Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served as the Chair of Environmental Activism for several years now. She loves teaching people how to create a healthier home by reducing their exposure to toxins and EMF’s.

Raissa’s practice serves the Durham region. She lives in Oshawa with her husband and is the mother of two young adults.

Rachel VandenBerg N.D.

General Board Member

Rachel VandenBerg is a naturopathic doctor, Healthy Breast Educator and mother who has served on MammAlive’s Board of Directors for several years now. She is actively involved in her local community and loves to garden, travel and spend time outdoors with her family.

Dr. Rachel’s practice focuses on women’s health, hormone balancing and breast cancer care.  She is committed to getting at the root of health concerns and believes strongly in patient education and informed decisions. She takes the time to talk with her patients about their options and supports them in the choices they make.  Her treatment strategies include nutritional, environmental, emotional and spiritual aspects of breast cancer prevention and care.

A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Rachel practices at Healing Path Centre for Natural Medicine in Waterloo, Ontario.

 

Priya Duggal N.D.

General Board Member

 

 

Dr. Priya Duggal ND, is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a Healthy Breast
Educator and Practitioner.

In addition to providing breast health education in her home province of Ontario, she also travels regularly to India, where she delivers breast health education to the women she encounters on her visits there.She is passionate about educating women and girls globally to optimize their breast health.

Her focus is to implement the Youth Outreach Program to specifically reach out to girls aged 9-17, as the exposure to cumulative risk factors for breast cancer, such as radiation, plastics, pesticides, and preservatives, begin in utero.  Dr. Priya firmly believes that up-to-date knowledge can empower women globally and reduce the risk of breast cancer now and in future generations, especially when breast health awareness is taught at a young age.