About Monica Watson "Sparking River"

Hi!  I am so glad you are here! Welcome! 

I am passionate about empowering people who are experiencing pain, trauma, anxiety and depression. eating disorders and family separation. I offer remedies to heal, strengthen and develop a new relationship with inner and outerpain.

My services include kambo, reiki, sound healing breath work, intuitive and developmental movement, yoga, pilates, Thai Massage, meditation. I am certified through The International Association of Sapo Practitioners, trained by Ananya Maitri under Peter Gorman, IASP. 


In 2016 I opened the GAMA Pilates & Yoga Center in Alliston, ON, and life has only expanded from making steps in complete faith. 

My purpose is to help connect people to their soul fragments and return to the wholeness of their soul. 


I create safe healing spaces for sharing stories, yoga, pilates, and vibrational energy healing to rise above trauma and spark joyful, abundant living! 

My personal journey to healing began has been one that started with a

decision! I made when I was 28 years old - I was NOT willing to live my life in pain! I suffered with a fibromyalgia, depression, an eating disorder, Reynauld's Syndrome, and  Hypoglyemia during a time in my life when my codependent marriage ended and I became a single parent to an infant. I didn't know how to do the father archetype and was totally overwhelmed.


I did not realize that  I was suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Injury on top of everything, which fed into suicidal thoughts and self-defeating habits. I had to learn how to disengage energetically from my ex-husband and others who had done me harm - it seemed that all I had to do was think of someone else's illness and then it would manifest in my body. Then I faced  the long and arduous job of figuring out how to heal myself over and over again. I could not see my way at the time but my journey to healing led me to relieve pain in myself and  others through many journeys. Becoming a doula for mothers in labor was a leap into my soul's purpose. Now I help others rebirth their soul!

*I wish for you the transformation that I have experienced!* 


For a long time I felt that I could ever be enough, do enough or work or suffer enough to be accepted. Teaching in the public school system crushed my spirit. I did not feel aligned with the teaching methods nor the way children are expected to learn. Kambo is the medicine that finally landed my soul pieces back in my body and I am my soul is fully HOME. I no longer suffer with Reynaulds and Hypoglycemia - I manage it. After years of opening my chakras with yoga, sound vibration, breath, meditation, NLP and reiki, I delved into the unknown of Spirit and Plant Medicines. I am complete. 

I have transformed my life, improved my relationships with family  and no longer live with pain, depression or eating disorders. I manage challenges and pain with multiple modalities that I now offer to YOU.


It is my purpose to serve, and I care so much about your healing that I will do all that I can to empower you to do what I have been able to accomplish. When one person heals, ten others find their way to heal, becoming whole in Mind, Body and Spirit. 

*I am Monica Sparking River. 


*I am a Medicine Woman. 


*I am Midwife of the Soul.


*I am Keeper of the Golden Thread. 


*I am Little Bear. 


*I am Keeper of Symbols of the Cosmic Egg of Life. 


*I am here to anchor in the crystalline light body of the hearts and the forest and connect it to Earth Crystal Grid, weaving  the Golden Thread to connect the forests and rivers to help cleanse the Earth.* 


Throughout my life, I have been fascinated with healing and staying healthy with Earth medicines and have become a "closet herbalist." For years my secret was that I have a mini apothecary in my home! This came about because the medical system failed me and my family, unable to offer relief from severe and ongoing pain. No one had answers and the diagnosis and treatment options seemed to cause more problems than provide answers. I want to share with you all I have learned about chronic pain disorders and rare diseases. I want to empower you to create a new relationship with pain and what pain is here to teach you. 

Life Education and Certifications

Canadian College of Homeopathy  (2/4 years Diploma program)

incomplete due to massive life change and family crisis.

I have many lifetimes of pain until I learned to manage it with multiple modalities. In 2013-2014, my child was extremely ill with a flare of a pain condition, CRPS, chronic regional pain syndrome that came on when she was 7 years old from a combination of vaccine injury and antibiotics that were harmful and known to cause neuropathic pain. My child was misdiagnosed and we entered into years of living hell as doctors did not know what to do, nor what was wrong, saying the pain was just in her head and just a psychological issue. Through my years of personal healing and transformation, I had to work through the rage of not being heard by the medical system, the checklist method that is used for diagnosis and it's complete inability to help. It was only after visiting a neurologist who had trained in the US that we got some answers and treatment program in the US. The outcome of all this was changing our lives and to give back to others I opened the GAMA Pilates & Yoga Center so people in pain could be heard, acknowledged and gain tools for healing. Kambo is one of the natural medicines that helps to manage severe chronic pain and auto-immune disorders such as Reynauld's syndrome. Kambo, in my life experience, has been the an incredibly effective remedy. 

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- Keeper of Safe Places for Healing with Sacred Medicine, Movement, Transformation and Empowerment


-  Healing & Transformation Coach Specializing in Pain and Trauma Recovery


- Birth Medicine Woman, Kambo IASP Practitioner,Shamanic Healer, Energy Medicine 


- GAMA Pilates & Yoga Center, Founder and Owner 2016-Present


- Director of 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training, Prenatal Certification at GAMAPYC 2016-Present

 - RYT-500 Registered Yoga Teacher  3 certifications 2001, 2014 and 2016


- Reiki Master;  Usui Reiki and Kundalini Reiki   2016, 2020


- Breathing Coach, Breathwork Practitioner 2017


- Mansion of the Heart University Grad    2020


- inferno Hot Pilates Instructor and Inferno Transformation Coach 2020


- Baptiste Institute : Baptiste Yoga Teacher Credential 2019


- Power Yoga Canada Yoga Teacher Certification 2016


- Sound Resonance Therapy (Vibration Energy Healer) 2018


- Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certificate, Healing Heroes Canada Affiliate 2016


 - Pilates Mat Certificate Diploma;  Body Harmonics   2016


 - Thai Massage - Master Practitioner and Trainer   2015


-  Rhythm2Recovery Teacher 2017


-  Doterra Wellness Associate 2018


 - Doula (prenatal, post-partum) 2018


 - OCT - Ontario College of Teachers 1993

 - P/J/I Qualifications

 - FSL 1 & 2

 - ESL 1

 - Special Education, Part 1

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University of Toronto BEd   1993

Teacher, French and Special Education 

Toronto District School Board 1993-2015

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McMaster University Hons. BA  French Language and Literature 1992