I have cherished my Yoga practice since the age of 15 and can truly say that after all these years my yoga mat remains my refuge, playground, and classroom. My practice is both active and restorative, Yin and Yang, as I believe both elements are required for a balanced body and mind.
Over the past several years, my passion has been in Yin Yoga, a slower practice that encourages long held passive stretching and mindfulness. I am delving deep into meditation practice, particularity Insight meditation, and have been partaking in multiple silent retreats per year. In my free time you will find me with my nose in a book, as I am continually thirsty for more knowledge and deeper layers of understanding. I also enoy poetry, vegetarian cuisine, red wine and the colour purple.
Over the years of my practice, I have had the privilege to learn from many remarkable teachers. I am registered under Yoga Alliance as “E-YRT 500” (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) but have accumulated over 1000 hours of training in the disciplines of Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyangar, Yin Yoga and Qi gong. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Eastern Religious Studies as well as an Education Degree from the University of Calgary. I am so grateful for my teachers Dr. Adela Sandness, Yogi Vishvaketu, Bernie Clark, Joe Barnett and Maty Ezraty. My greatest influences in my teaching right now are biomechanist, Jules Mitchell, and Sarah Powers, who I am currently mentoring with under the Insight Yoga Institute.
Despite the help I have had from many great books and amazing teachers, I firmly believe that true learning must come from practice, which is what I share with my students. I like to think of myself more as a “practice sharer”, rather than a yoga teacher. My mission in the role of “teacher” is to help my students discover their own potential for practice. As the Buddha said: “No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”