About Me

Life is a journey: we make choices every day on which path to take. 

Sometimes it is helpful to have a road map to know which way to go, a sort of “master plan.” But to make decisions on which route to take, you need to see more clearly. You need a light to shine on the path; to help you see the direction towards purpose and meaning. I can be that light. I can help you find your light, dust it off, and return it to it’s original brilliance. We enjoy our respective journeys most when we can live our best lives, attain and maintain health, learn to be mindful, and be open to growing along the way.

Hi! I’m Sue Crites, Energy Healer, Holistic Nutritionist, and Qigong Instructor. I love what I do. I work with women to remove blockages to help them balance and heal; creating space for happiness, connection, and love. Hop over here to see what’s in my toolkit. 

For over ten years I have practised in my private holistic health clinic.  Recently I have closed my physical office doors as I felt pulled to help more people, like many many more people. Writing a blog has helped with that. Publishing my work on The Huffington Post and Elephant Journal has also helped. But I am guided to go further; to share my experience and knowledge in a way that’s new for me; by learning how to share my teachings and healing online. I invite you to join me on this journey. It’s a steep learning curve for me, but I am breaking down the barriers and developing online programs to support you (and me!).

I haven’t always been balanced and aligned.

I was sick a lot when I was a kid. There was lots of emotional turmoil then too. My dad left our family when I was young and my mum never seemed to recover. More stuff happened that is not important anymore. My story no longer defines me. My journey of healing began when I started my first career as an ecologist. I felt an overwhelming connection to something bigger when I was in the forest. It took me years to figure it out. After University, my husband (Mountain Man) and I left the city and moved to the forest. After I had my kids (now 17 and 15) I felt a pull to go in a different direction; I think it was my son who was ill who did most of the pulling; I also had (and still have) a close friend with cancer (not anymore!) who did some pushing. I devoured nutrition books, learned about alternative health and got my registered certificate in Holistic Nutrition. I found myself in the forest again, every day, but for a different reason…to heal, balance, and connect. I found meditation and qigong later in the game. It has changed my life. I will always be learning. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Read on below for more details. I’ll share my son’s health story soon…I’m working on it.

If you are looking to make some changes, I will support and guide you on your journey.  Often, just a few small changes can make a large difference. Please have a peek at what is in my toolkit.

The nitty gritty (for the keeners!)
Back in the 90′s, I earned a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Alberta, Canada.  After being a Research Scientist for a number of years, and birthing two kids, I desired more passion for my work. I discovered a passion for health! I earned a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. I also became a Member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants. After graduating at the top of my class in Holistic Nutrition, I continued to become certified in Biotherapeutic Drainage (detoxification, homoeopathy).  This gave me a way to work with clients without treating symptoms and making changes more permanent and deeper.  Then I took the big leap in 2008 and became trained in Auricular Medicine (an energetic assessment technique).  This gave me a way to energetically connect with and discover more about my clients and their individual requirements, along with providing deeper spiritual and emotional healing.  Most recently, I have discovered how Spring Forest Qigong, an ancient meditation practice from China, can empower my clients to heal themselves.  Through qigong, I can further remove energetic blockages and facilitate connection with spirit.  I now have combined healing elements of Spring Forest Qigong with my other energetic competencies to really connect with what my clients need.  I am certified in Spring Forest Qigong Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (the highest training available) and am one of four Certified Spring Forest Qigong Instructors in Canada.  This rigorous training and certification allow me to teach others SFQ Levels 1 and 2 and teach Qigong in my community. Watch for upcoming videos!


I currently live near a beautiful lake outside a very small town, Athabasca, located smack dab in the middle of the boreal forest in Alberta, Canada.  After growing up in a large city, I find my rural surrounding landscape inspires me and facilitates my work while nourishing my soul!   I have a husband, aka Mountain Man; two thriving children, Claire and Luke; and two exuberant black labs, Luna and our new puppy Bella. Oh, and a few horses!

Work with Me

Workshops, Classes, and Online Programs

What would it be like to have more energy? How would it feel to be happy and content with your life?Having balanced, smoothly flowing energy is the key to experiencing and maintaining health and happiness. The moving meditation practice of Spring Forest Qigong removes blockages, opens your heart,  and balances your energy while improving your mental outlook. This powerful  practice balances and connects the body, mind, and spirit.

I encourage you to experience this transformational practice with me. It has changed my life.

In-person and online workshops and classes are available.

Practice Qigong From Home with Me!

Would you like to experience qigong and meditating with others from the comfort and privacy of your own home? Would you like to go deeper into your practice and understand more about yourself and the universe?

I grow and heal when I regularly connect with like-minded people on a deeper level. Accountability helps me achieve this.

Join our supportive community for a weekly meditation practice from the comfort of your home while benefitting from the magnified energy of a group meditation.

Energy Healing, Meditations, & Space Clearing

When your energy is balanced and flowing smoothly, you can live your life with joy, enthusiasm, and purpose. When your energy is stuck or blocked, it is difficult to move forward. Blocked energy can by caused by factors such as diet, emotions, environment, stress, lifestyle, supplements and medications, or change of seasons. Such blockages will eventually lead to illness, disease, or mental health problems.

I will help you remove blockages so you can live your life in happiness and joy; with purpose. Through energetic testing, energy healing, intuition, and gentle guidance, I will help you attain and maintain balance in all areas of your life from diet and supplementation to relationships and exercise.

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More Info

Phone: 780-689-1695

Email: sue@suecrites.ca

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