Our Team


Sarah Susnar is the owner and operator of Play Cafe. She is a mother of 3 school aged children, Early Childhood Educator, and Doula. She decided to open Play Cafe in 2015 (actually started the process in 2014!!) because she felt that parents and caregivers needed more opportunities to connect, learn, and explore in a safe and warm environment (and have a coffee while they do!). Sarah can often be found at the front pouring coffee, chatting with customers, or facilitating various classes.



Have you met these lovely ladies? I am sure you have! Cheryl and Janet are the backbone of Play Cafe! They are are always serving you with a smile and cleaning up toys! They helped Sarah open Play Cafe and have been beyond valuable! They are also Sarah’s mom and aunt – it truly is a family run business!




Sonja Martin, owner of Rooted Lavender is a mother of three, child care provider, yoga and mindfulness instructor and infant massage instructor. She has a background in Applied Behaviour Analysis and infant sign language. She is a breastfeeding support volunteer with Peterborough La Leche League and a postpartum doula with Sarah Susnar through Serenity Doula Care. She has had a passion for children from a very young age. This passion has grown as she adds each new element to her portfolio. She has been honoured to be a part of the Play Café. She shares a passion for family wellness and connection. She is available for private and group consultation and classes. She can be reached at 705-741-1553 / rootedlavender@gmail.com



Shelley Phillpot, owner of Hummingbirdwellness, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Weight Loss Coach, Workshop Facilitator, and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist. Shelley lives in Peterborough with her husband, 2 boys, 1 dog and Mother In Law. With a strong passion for healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices, she uses a holistic and educational approach to fully customize individual programs. She helps identify healing opportunities, while engaging the client in their health building process using proven and professional protocols. She has a strong interest in improving digestive dysfunction, restoring hormonal balance andplaycafeimage minimizing inflammatory conditions through natural and attainable methods. Appointments can be made in the comfort of your own home, via skype or phone to accommodate your busy schedule. Free 15 minute consultations are available.          Contact: Phone: (705) 930-4085
Website: www.hummingbirdwellness.ca
Email: shelley@hummingbirdwellness.ca

Community Partners




Hello, Baby! is a community based doula service offering education and support to the growing families in and around Peterborough, ON from bump to baby!

Contact: info@hellobabyptbo.com






Stephanie Reynolds is a local yoga instructor who specializes in core and pelvic floor fitness and the owner of the brand new Willow Studio.  She is a mother of two who is passionate about helping other women reach their fitness and health goals during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond. Check out: www. willowpeterborough.com  for more information on upcoming classes and workshops.




Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy, a pelvic health physiotherapist and new mama. She is one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labour support, which blends orthopaedic physiotherapy with birth doula support.

You may worry if the common uninvited symptoms such as incontinence, prolapse, diastasis and pelvic pain are normal or where to turn for guidance to maintain your health while trying to conceive, grow, birth and raise a little human being. Anita’s physiotherapy practice is focused on helping you to prevent and heal these physical ailments that shouldn’t be considered your ‘new normal’. This will ultimately help you become stronger and more confident in your body more than ever.  Email: anita@holistichealthphysio.com   Website: www.holistichealthphysio.com


Dr. Sarah Wild is a local chiropractor, certified Pre-and Post natal Fitness Specialist, and owner of Thrive Health Ptbo, who is passionate about helping Peteborough’s families live a healthy lifestyle during all the stages of life. She strongly believes in continuous education and training to keep up-to-date with best treatment methods available. Away from the clinic, she spends time at Crossfit, doing yoga, running, camping in the summertime, and trying new recipes. She and her husband, Dr. Brad Wild, had a little girl, Hannah, in November, 2015, who keeps them busy and happy!





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