Occupational Therapy

Skills training, meditation, and education to help you live with greater ease. 

We are thrilled to announce that Union Yoga + Wellness founder Ruby Knafo, Registered Occupational Therapist, has availability to see clients at Union starting May 2019.

Ruby is passionate about helping her clients develop skills and strategies that allow them to live their lives with greater ease, confidence, and well-being. Her clients include brain injury survivors (including concussion), those living with chronic pain, and others who want to learn how to better cope with stress, anxiety and other mood challenges.

Meditation Coaching Union Yoga Toronto

About Occupational Therapy with Ruby Knafo, OT Reg. (Ont).

Occupational Therapy (OT) with Ruby is a goal-oriented service and  includes teaching techniques to help you manage stress, anxiety, depression and other challenges.​

Ruby’s practice is short term (typically 2-8 sessions), client-centred, and trauma informed. Sessions are collaborative process where you, the client, are the expert of your own life and challenges, and your therapist is guide who provides supportive and compassionate training, tools, education, and feedback to help you meet your goals. OT services may be a complement, not a substitute, for psychotherapy or prescribed medications.

Ruby’s practice is informed by principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based interventions, yoga, relaxation training, and she seeks to empower clients through coaching and education.


Ruby Knafo, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Ruby is a Registered Occupational Therapist (University of Toronto, 2013), and hold certificates in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Applied Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto. She has completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Relaxation Training, and Anxiety Management, and is registered in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).As long time student of Buddhist meditation and psychology in the Theravada tradition, she attends regular silent retreats to maintain and deepen her practice. She is grateful to have sat and studied with renowned teachers including Joseph Goldstein, Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Narayan Liebenson, Will Kabat-Zinn, Greg Scharf, DaRa Williams, Pascal Auclair, Darryl Lynn Ross, and Jill Davey.Ruby is the founder and owner of Union Yoga + Wellness, where she teaches drop-in meditation and mindful yoga classes,  and is the program director for their 225- hour Yoga Teacher Training.

 For inquiries, or to book an intake session, please email Ruby.

Service Details

Sessions are 1 hour in duration unless otherwise specified, and may include home practice supports (guided meditations, readings, worksheets) to support your learning.​

Location

Sessions take place at Union Yoga + Wellness (956 Bloor Street West, Toronto), or via Skype.

Service fees
Meditation Coaching sessions – $125, 60 min

Wellness Counselling sessions, including intake session – $150, 60 min

​Skype or phone check-in session – $65, 30 min

Tax included in all prices. Sliding scale fees available.

Payments may be made in person at Union Yoga + Wellness (956 Bloor Street West) by cash, credit, or debit, or by e-transfer.

Clients with extended health coverage may be eligible for reimbursement.

Cancellation policy: A session must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. If a session is missed without notice or cancelled in less than 24 hours, the client is responsible for the full cost of that session. Payment is required within 7 days, or at next schedule appointment.