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About Shalom

Empowering you

Breath, Body & Mind

Well-being is about the balance of one’s mental, emotional, physical and spiritual state of being.


It’s about aligning our energies with who-we-really-are – joyful Beings on the adventure of Life. 

Shalom Wellness, co-created in 2009, takes a holistic approach, in empowering you to flow, mold and balance your own energy.  We believe that care is better than cure.  Care offers the emotion of love, appreciation, empowerment and fun, all of which align with our very purpose of life – Joy! We also believe that our natural state of being is happy, healthy, whole and complete.  So in essence, to take care is to allow the energy of love to flow to us and through us, keeping us in balance and harmony with who-we-really-are.


Our holistic and experiential approach hinges on taking deliberate care to enhance our state of being. We facilitate positive change in oneself, one’s life and one’s relationships, progressively moving from Awareness through Acceptance, to Allowing – all the while Empowering You.

John Gonsalves

Co-founder, Teacher & Bodywork Therapist

John Gonsalves

John’s Spiritual journey began around age 16, when he felt drawn towards a deeper understanding of the Self and of Life.  Through meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices, his interest in subjects like consciousness, energy and spiritual living only deepened.

With an M. Phil., and also certified in a combination of disciplines like Yoga and Meditation, Acupressure, Thai Reflexology and Thai Yoga Bodywork, John continues to explore healing arts in its various forms. He brings a warm blend of expertise, wisdom and vision to the path of personal and spiritual growth, as he inspires wellness for everyday living.  In all this, he still creates time to enjoy music, reading, driving and nature.

Yolanda Gonsalves

Co-founder, Life Coach & Transpersonal Therapist

Yolanda’s path unfolded and transitioned, after two decades in the corporate world.  Her ability to tune-in to energy, complemented by a keen awareness of her own guidance, led her into the world of wellness and metaphysics.

With an M.Sc. in Counseling and trained as a Life Coach and Transpersonal Therapist, she integrates her life experiences with learned skills to teach, uplift and facilitate adults and children, on their wellness journey.  Her philosophy that we are leading-edge creators of our own lives, keeps her in balance, when helping clients learn how to deliberately create their own life experiences. She also keeps herself in alignment with music, gardening, reading and her venture – Palate Perks.

Yolanda Gonsalves

Our Method

We introduce natural methods, uniting breath, body and mind
to enhance and inspire wellness in all areas of one’s life.

Own your Breath

Breathing is a big part of our well-being. Deep breathing expands awareness of body and mind, and is the most common way to promote relaxation and enhance energy levels. In all our wellness treats, workshops and therapy sessions, we focus on helping you realize the power of your breath, and also strengthen your relationship with it.  

Calm your Mind

To calm the mind is to go within and discover the true essence of your being, to let go of facades, limiting thoughts and beliefs, and to re-discover your true self,  We focus on helping you slow down the mental traffic and to detox the mind, through the process of Meditation, Deep relaxation, guided imagery and much more....

Love your Body

Love is where we come from. It is the essence of who we are.  So, to love the body, is to love ourselves. Every body work session, workshop and practice session, helps you release resistance and find relief from everyday stresses, leaving you deeply relaxed and energized, as well as loving yourself just the way you are.

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