Sylvia Muiznieks’ interest in understanding how the bodymind works and how to address any imbalances at the physical, energetic, mental, and spiritual levels began early in life through her parents, who owned one of the first health food stores in Ontario. She developed her understanding of how the body moves and works by studying dance and kinesiology (attaining her BSc. in Health Studies and Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, in 1978).
She became a Massage Therapist in 1992 and taught both practical and theory courses in the program, before subsequently being asked to run the Centre for Complementary Health Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. One of her responsibilities was to create the curricula for all the complementary healing modalities that were offered by the University. Sylvia held this position for 9 years, while maintaining a part time clinical practice on the side. In early 2003 she resigned her administrative position to focus on teaching and practicing BodyTalk and MindScape full time.
Sylvia was an Advanced Senior Certified BodyTalk Instructor and Senior MindScape Instructor for the International BodyTalk Association (IBA) for 14 years, teaching BodyTalk Fundamentals and all the advanced BodyTalk modules (including the PaRama Unit 1 Practical) throughout the world. She also trained and certified many new instructors for BodyTalk Fundamentals and all the advanced core modules. As a Senior MindScape Instructor, she trained and graduated a number of MindScape Instructors.
Sylvia officially retired from her teaching role with the IBA in January 2021, so she could spend more time on the things most important to her from personal and professional perspectives.
Through her experiences and study, Sylvia developed a much broader and inclusive view of the bodymind from both western and eastern perspectives. She came to realize how critical a role consciousness plays in all aspects of health and well-being. It was this understanding that led to the conceptualization of the elements of the HelioSol System as an extension of the BodyTalk and MindScape work.
The HelioSol Technique (HT) and the HelioSol System (HSS) are based on Sylvia’s conviction that the best way to address imbalances in the bodymind is to go to the source – the attachments to beliefs that are held in the mind (on subconscious as well as conscious levels). This consciousness element is built into both HT and HSS. Furthermore, Sylvia is aware that since we are Beings of Light vibrating at lower frequencies, the frequencies that are out of balance can be adjusted through resonance using consciousness.
Sylvia is offering the foundational theory courses in a recorded format via this website. She brings to them her ability to take complex concepts and break them down into easily understood units, to facilitate learning, retention and application. Her clinical expertise and experience bring depth to the lectures (and her sense of fun peeks through occasionally!). She also looks forward to periodic study groups with her students over Zoom to facilitate connections, discussion and understanding.
Sylvia is excited to share the HelioSol work with others. She hopes that it will be helpful to all who come across it, in being able to live the best possible version of their lives.