Leanna Stevenot

Certified Esthetician/ Certified Reflexologist / Owner

 

Leanna Stevenot grew up in the Okanagan, where she developed her green thumb and lifelong passion for plant life. Her love of organic skin care, and its ability to make people feel and look good, has enabled her to combine her work as an esthetician with her appreciation of the natural world, leading her to 0pen a spa that focuses on farm-to-table treatments that harness the power of plants.

After completing an Esthetics program at Spa Utopia Academy in Vancouver, Leanna worked at Sonora Desert Spa in Osoyoos as an esthetician for three years. She then moved on to Athina’s Desert Day Spa in Oliver to take on the role of front desk manager and therapist.. Since 2009 Leanna has also taken part in annual Eminence Organic Skin Care Training and in 2015 she received her diploma in foot Reflexology from the Canadian School of Reflexology.

Leanna brings her love of organic life to the spa with initiatives such as plant-infused spa treatments and a Japanese composting system to minimize waste. Education is an important part of Leanna’s life, and she plans to build on her extensive experience over the last decade with additional certifications and a focus on oncology esthetics to help clients undergoing cancer treatments.

Nicole Pacheco

Make-Up Artist/ Spa Coordinator 

Nicole was born in Mackenzie, BC before moving to spend her childhood in Kamloops, BC. She then lived in Mexico for a year with her family and later her teenage years in Osoyoos, BC. After graduating from Osoyoos Secondary School, Nicole moved to Vancouver BC where she attended John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts and received her diploma in Make-up Artistry.

Nicole has always enjoyed art and being a “girly-girl” and making people feel good, which led her to the world of make-up. Her career has evolved from being a cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart as well as Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, to a team leader at The Body Shop. Over the last 10 years Nicole has built her clientele throughout the Okanagan as a freelance make-up artist specializing in bridal parties.

Nicole recently moved back to Osoyoos after spending the last 8 years in Penticton growing her family of 4 which includes her loving husband and 2 children. Nicole’s future goal is to built her clientele in the Osoyoos area and learn as much as possible about the beauty industry with a focus on organic make up and skin care.

Wina Poliquin

Reiki Master

Wina was born in Trios River Quebec where she did most of her growing up, she moved to Osoyoos B.C in 2004. Wina started out in Osoyoos as the director and piercer at Art Therapy Corp Tattoo and Piercing and still continues to run a successful local business.

Wina has upgraded her education in several ways which includes: Level 2 Reiki. Quantun Hypnosis Therapy, EFT Tapping, College of Human Sciences and Psychology, Body Piercing Apprenticeship and Business Management.

Wina’s passion truly lies within energy healing and human connection, she believes Reiki opens a door to gentle emotional and physical healing at her clients pace. Wina’s goal is to share Reiki energy with people that would like to experience it and help to promote their wellness and peaceful living.

Wina is the loving mother of her son Nehilim, she has chosen alternative type schooling for him which keeps her busy with teacher meetings and volunteer activities. She spends a lot of her time at her Art Therapy Tattoo and Piercing business and enjoys good food and friendly gatherings.

Jen Titanich

Spa Therapist/ Reiki Master

 

Jen became a Holistic Bodywork Practitioner in June 2011 at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Her interest in alternative therapies led her to study various forms of bodywork and massage.

She is a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, Spa Therapist and a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Jen has further trained to include Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Hydrotherapy.

She is passionate about bodywork and feels it is important to focus on mind, body and spirit. Her goal is to always work towards bringing the elements into harmony.

As a local to the Similkameen, Jen likes spending her free time enjoying the beauty of the valley.

She loves to travel and explore new places near and far, from the Similkameen Valley, to the Kootneys, north of BC and the west coast.  Jen, along with her husband and step-son are always out there experiencing the world.

Whether she’s camping in the mountains, relaxing on a beach, or trying to catch a fish, you can bet she is having an adventure with her boys!

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Prudence Sharp

Certified Esthetician

 

Prudence grew  up in a small town in Australia, New South Wales. She is the youngest of 3 girls and has 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Prudence graduated high school in 2018 and ventured off to Canberra where she studied hairdressing for 2 years. She later realized that a career in hair wasn't for her and she decided to pursue her love for Esthetics. She then moved to a small town where her mother grew up to be closer to family and enjoy time being with her roots. Prudence gained 5 years of experience working after being trained and worked hard to save up for her dream to travel and explore the world. 

Her passion to travel brought her to Canada in 2015 where she worked as an Esthetician at Solterra Desert Spa for 2 years. During that time she enjoyed some more travelling and ventured to Europe back packing with friends where she explored Ireland, Iceland, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Mexico and India. 

Prudence became a permanent resident in Canada 2019 after marrying her husband. She has now joined the Levia Team in hopes to gain further knowledge and experience in the ever growing field of Esthetics. 

In her spare time you will find Prudence feeding her love of exploring different parts of the world and enjoying the simple things in life. Prudence enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and she loves a good laugh. 

Her goals are to work towards homeownership and to always keep an open mind to continue learning new things. 

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Renata Slovak

Hair Stylist

 

Renata grew up in the lower mainland of BC where she spent much of her childhood experiencing the beautiful BC outdoors. She would spend time with family and friends hiking local trails, skiing local mountains, enjoying local beaches, camping and travelling BC, Canada, and abroad.

Aside from her outdoor interests; Renata knew from a young age that she had a passion for beauty and creating wellness and she decided to follow her mother’s footsteps to pursue her affinity for all things hair.

She studied the art of Cosmetology at the Hair Arts Academy in White Rock, BC, where she graduated in 1999.

Renata spent the next 20 years mastering her craft through continued training; keeping herself current in the latest beauty trends, products, styling, cutting, and coloring techniques.

During this time she built an extensive-loyal client base using her natural gifts, vibrant personality, and ability to connect with people; always seeking to make them feel at their best.

Renata developed a love of the Okanagan; Osoyoos specifically, during many summer vacations over the course of her life and dreamed of one day calling it home. Now an Osoyoos resident with her loving husband and son, she is living her Okanagan dream while drawing inspiration from its natural beauty and outdoor life style.

In this new chapter, she is excited to share her experience and passion for hair with the locals of Osoyoos and surrounding Okanagan area. She is committed to continue enhancing her clients’ beauty and wellness.