Jaak T. Reichmann, MD

Jaak is a psychiatrist who has specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over 30 years. He has been on staff at Toronto General Hospital since 1987 and has facilitated mindfulness meditation classes for over 20 years. He is the director of the Anxiety Clinic at the University Health Network in Toronto, as well as the director of the Center of Inner Freedom in Barrie.

Dawn Balfour, Program Coordinator

Dawn may be the first person you speak to at the Center as she is the Center's Program Coordinator.  Dawn has been teaching Yoga for over 14 years in the Barrie area and is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor.  She has her own Yoga business, was a member of the faculty of Georgian College and is a mother of two children, she lives each day as mindfully as she can.

Angie Carroll, Office Administrator


Angie assists in welcoming you to the Center and assists in the administration of the Center. She is also a certified yoga instructor and practices mindfulness and meditation.

Gail Hankin - Office Administrator

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Gail was educated at the University of Western Ontario where she obtained an Honours BSc in Physiology. She completed some additional post-graduate courses as well. Her career included medical research, legal work and adult education. She is interested in nutrition, as well as drawing and painting and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Gail does administrative work at the Center. Also, she may one of the first people you meet when coming to the Center. One of her roles is to greet you when you attend for Orientation interviews, classes, practice sessions or all day sessions. 



Located at 74 Cedar Pointe Drive, Unit 1006 in Barrie, Ontario.

We are directly to the right of Spa Lumina and currently do not have a sign above our unit.