Staff Bios

“The path to healing is not a destination, but a continual journey towards self-discovery.”

Heather Bracken, Holistic Health Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist/ Owner of The Garden

Heather has been practicing as an acupuncturist for 9 years and a holistic health practitioner for 12 years, and couldn’t love her career more! She loves a good kimono blouse, rocks skulls in any from and embraces gardening as an integral part of her medicine. 

With areas of specialization in Mental Health and Women’s Reproductive Health, (both areas in which Heather herself has personal stories of healing and recovery), Heather utlizes her knowledge of Western Herbalism, TCM theory and Energetic/ Chakra-Based Medicine to custom-blend treatments for her patients. 

Heather’s mantra serves as her life’s purpose; to encourage, support and empower individuals along their chosen path towards better health and well-being by facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal. By promoting an attitude of internal awareness, personal discovery and self-care, it is her ambition to support others in achieving their goals and reach their highest potential on all levels.

“As a practitioner of Holistic Health, I feel my life’s work is to encourage and hold space for personal awareness and self-discovery to arise in my patients by holding them accountable to their hopes and dreams for a more fulfilling and healthy life.”

Jordan Allard, Registered Acupuncturist

Jordan is a recent graduate from the three year Acupuncture Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB and a level 1 & 2 Certified Usui Holy Fire Reiki Practitioner. Over the last three and a half years, Jordan has taken special interest in both physical and mental trauma and its effects on psycho-emotional pain & health. Jordan believes that the mind, body and spirit go at hand and that true, lasting change can occur when the emotional, physical and mental well-being are in harmony. Creating a safe, gentle, therapeutic and conscious environment for those who are working on the best version of themselves, is Jordan’s passion.

Cali Fraser, Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncture Student

Cali completed her 2200 hours of training and graduated from MacEwan’s University Massage Program in 2017, and is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada.

In her treatments, Cali incorporates a combination of therapeutic and relaxation techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, prenatal massage, and myofascial cupping. She works to adjust every treatment to target each individual client’s needs, while always aiming to create a sense of relaxation and harmony in the mind and body.

Cali has been continuing her education in MacEwan’s Acupuncture Program and is very excited to graduate this fall and begin to include acupuncture and Chinese Medicine into her treatments.

Outside of the clinic, Cali can often be found studying at a local cafe, baking, tending to her plants, finding fun adventures and exploring trails with her dog.

Brenda Le, Registered Acupuncturist and Registered Dietitian

Brenda is a dietitian and acupuncturist who is passionate about supporting her clients reach their health goals. She blends the science of modern nutrition with the wisdom of traditional East Asian Medicine to achieve better treatment results. Brenda has an interest in treating Digestive Disorders, Skin Conditions, Diabetes, Chronic Diseases and Weight Management. She takes the time to provide each patient with personalized care tailored to their life and personal needs.

The Place to Unearth and Grow all your Health and Wellness Potential

The Garden Acupuncture and Holistic Centre is a wellness clinic completely devoted to the practice of returning the body, mind and Spirit back to it’s natural state of balance by way of different healing modalities.

Our treatment philosophy revolves around the theory that the body is capable of curing itself when given the appropriate means of support and encouragement.

By reinforcing the body’s natural ability to heal itself, our practice provides much more than the typical “band-aid” therapy. Instead, what we work to provide is a gateway to inner change and transformation that will not only be sustainable, but will teach the patient’s body to thrive off the fire of its own natural vibrancy.

It is our belief that each whisper of intention plants a seed of unearthed potential longing to be awakened. Let us help you in growing the garden of YOUR dreams.

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"I have always had irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalance. I finally decided to try acupuncture for this specific purpose having had success with it in the past. After receiving outstanding treatment from Heather my cycles became regular. Regular enough that shortly after I discovered that I was pregnant! Nine months later I gave birth to a health baby girl!" Jaya