Our Wonderful Staff!
Introducing our very experienced and professional staff. Our dedicated team of health care specialists are committed to helping you embark on a journey to a new vitality.
Diane Petrinac, Director
Diane is the backbone of this wellness sanctuary. Diane provides a holistic approach in her spa and employs individuals with a likeminded vision. She is strongly rooted to provide the delicate balance of inner calm and vitality, and both physical and spiritual health. Diane has been involved in the health and wellness industry since 1994 when she graduated from the D'Arcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario, receiving her 2200 Massage Diploma. Diane has been involved in holistic medicine since 1994. She believes in the power of touch, guiding each client to honour their own body wisdom and tapping into the innate healing energy within. Diane has trained in several modalities of healing including Massage Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Thai Massage, Nerve Touch Massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki. Diane has been devoted to Yoga for the past 7 years and has incorporated the knowledge in every aspect of life and healing. Everyday she is grateful for the insights and challenges which arise during time on the mat. Through the breath, we bring nourishment and vitality to the body. Diane strives to cultivate an environment in which you can explore your own depth and find the stillness which lies within.
Kate Godlien, B.C. Registered Massage Therapist
Kate graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2016. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment and in working with individuals to help them maintain or elevate their health and connect with their bodies. With a particular interest in muscular balance and postural integration, Kate is excited to be a part of the team at Pleiades. Growing up in Invermere, Kate holds a special place in her heart for the Columbia Valley and she looks forward to rejoining the valley community. When not practising massage, she can be found skiing, climbing and generally trying to be outside as much as possible.
Madi Melnick, B.C. Registered Massage Therapist
Madi graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2016 and is excited to be part of the passionate team at Pleiades Spa & Wellness. The main areas of focus that she addresses during treatment are biomechanical dysfunction, postural awareness, myofascial restrictions, and nerve entrapment. Madi uses trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, joint mobilizations, and Swedish massage during treatment in parallel with therapeutic exercise and hydrotherapy as homecare. She values the importance of each patient’s health journey. Living in Vernon, B.C. for the past three years, she has fallen in love with backcountry skiing, waterskiing and mountain biking, and hopes to explore new places in the Columbia Valley.
Kerri Lautamus, Massage Therapist
Kerri graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2002, where she studied therapeutic and relaxation massage, as well as remedial exercise. She continued her training in Reflexology, has also studied Thai Massage at Wat Po in Bangkok, Thailand, and has completed Level 1 Jin Shin Do. Over the last 12 years, Kerri has worked in many amazing places - the Rimrock in Banff, Galiano Oceanfront Spa in the Gulf Islands and Brentwood Bay Spa on Vancouver Island.Her last five years have been spent in gorgeous back country lodges with Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-skiing and heli-hiking company. Kerri believes everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body, which deeply affects their personal massage style, preferences, and needs. She believes in tailoring each massage, and strives to perform the perfect balance between relaxation and therapeutic for each individual.
Amanda Dietrich, Spiritual Detox Coach
Amanda is passionate about assisting others in unleashing their infinite potential and inner flame through self empowerment and aiding them in identifying and bursting through self imposed blockages and obstacles. Amanda began her journey as a High Risk Populations Caseworker and after many years branched into using a unique combination of her past counselling skills together with her skills as a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, Quantum Touch Practitioner, Spiritual Coach and Intuitive Healer along with crystal healing and guided meditations. Amanda has done numerous individual client sessions, group sessions and held workshops regarding personal empowerment, igniting and building upon your intuition and creating energetic boundaries and protection. Amanda enjoys spending all the time she can with her two fur children exploring in and connecting with nature. She also makes energy charged wire wrapped crystal jewelry which she calls her jacked up jewelry.
Dalia Yanai, Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Practitioner
Dalia brings her love and knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda, Reflexology, Herbs and cooking into her practice of Holistic Health. She believes that treating the whole person rather than just separate symptoms is the key to real, profound healing. Dalia has been studying Yoga since 2000 and Ayurveda since 2002; she was certified as a Yoga instructor and Ayurvedic Practitioner by the Ayurvedic Institute in Albquerque, Dalia is a CD (DONA) Certified Doula (Birth Assistant), and she feels extremely fortunate to be present at that moment when a new life enters this world. As the Co-Ordinator of Golden Lotus Ayurveda, Dalia offers Pre-and-Post Natal Yoga classes, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga and Morning Yoga - all in a gentle and fun approach to the practice. She also offers Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Diet consultations, Reflexology treatments, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, Ayurvedic Cooking classes, and various lectures and seminars.
Sandra’s love of the mountains, the outdoors and small community living brought her to Invermere after spending many years skiing in the Rockies. Working for several years in pre-hospital care, Sandra extended her knowledge by studying reflexology, learning a different way in helping people during their healing process. She became a certified reflexologist in 2013.