I'm glad you found your way here. Welcome to my yoga website!
I was introduced to yoga 20 years ago, but as time goes on, my love of yoga deepens.
My friends and family have always referred to me as a High Energy person. As a person with a high degree of energy, I have found that training the body and mind through yoga opened an avenue to explore a more deeply rooted inner strength. In paying attention to my breath, I discovered a state of centered groundedness. I began to cultivate a deeper relationship with myself. In observing my inner world, I found that I could connect more deeply with my own natural rhythms and increase my awareness of transient moods and mind states. I have since participated in several yoga and meditation retreats with the intention to better know myself.
Though I am influenced by a wide spectrum of yogic modalities, my most recent yoga passion has been to deepen in Restorative Yoga which I find to be a much-needed practice in today's busy world. Yoga for me is about coming into our authenticity and presence which translates, off the mat, as living more fully in all aspects of life. I've found that yoga and meditation practice help me to find more energy for work, more clarity in navigating interpersonal conflict and an expanded sense of peace and ease amidst the chaos of daily life.
I am profoundly grateful to Emerson Lim and Michael Olivotto at Karma Teachers for offering so many fantastic tools and points of view through the Karma approach. My certification with them was a comprehensive training which included intensive daily Vinyasa and exposure to Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Power and Jivamukti via various guest teachers. My teaching has also matured through additional trainings with Sarah Powers, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and the Restorative Yoga Training at Semperviva with Tianne Allan. Other inspirational teachers include yoga mentor Shannon Cluff and Mindfulness Meditation teachers John Kabat-Zinn and Jack Kornfield.
Yoga Therapy with Phoenix Rising: Vancouver, Level 1 - March 2013
Yin/Insight Yoga Silent Retreat at Esalen Institute with Sarah Powers - January 2013
Yoga Teaching Certificate 200 hr with Karma Teachers: Vancouver - January 2015
Lead with Love Mentorship with Shannon Cluff (post-200hr yoga teacher training) - February 2016
Restorative Yoga Level 1 with Tianne @ Semperviva: Vancouver - August 2017