Dr. Kyla Wright, ND (she/her) is a second-generation settler to Denendeh, born and raised in the Northwest Territories and now mothers her own in Somba K’e (Yellowknife). Her experiences while growing up fostered a desire to provide accessible, integrative, culturally-safe and gender-inclusive health care choices to individuals and families living in the Territories.
After completing a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Dr. Wright moved to Toronto to study naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). She successfully completed a 4-year naturopathic medicine program at CCNM, which included a clinic internship at Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a multi-disciplinary community health centre providing services to the urban Indigenous community.
She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is a registered naturopathic doctor in Alberta with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.
Dr. Wright has a special interest in fertility, preconception health, perinatal and reproductive health, and infant feeding. She is an advocate for menstrual cycle literacy, informed birth, reproductive justice, comprehensive perinatal and extended postpartum care, recognizing/acknowledging/centering the whole person in all care, and honouring the ecosystems of which we are a part and which find home within us as fundamental to health and well-being.
- She has received additional professional training in:
- Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (Arvigo Institute)
- Birth Doula Training (DONA International)
- Certificate in Infant Mental Health Promotion (York University)
- Lactation medicine (BreastEd Lactation Study Series with Health e-learning)
- Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (International Intravenous Nutritional Therapy
Dr. Wright maintains a personal commitment to ongoing learning in cultural safety, anti-racism and gender inclusivity.
“Home is not simply a mark upon a map, anymore than a river’s just water. It is the place at the centre of the compass from which every arrow radiates and where the heart is fixed. It’s a force that forever draws us back or lures us on. For where home is there lies hope, and the future waits and everything is possible.” ~Call the Midwife