Dance was my muse for the first 20 years of my life. When I was ready to find a new form of movement, yoga was the answer. Yoga allowed me to continue my creative expression while teaching me of peace and the safety that can be found in solitude. Coming to my mat is like coming home. I practiced on my own and in all sorts of classes for about 7 years before deciding I was ready to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. And just like that! The perfect training opportunity arose…
I received my 200 hour yoga teacher certificate through the Hybrid Flow training at Yoga Shack in 2015. After volunteer teaching at the Bruce Street location for a few months I stepped out into the big world of yoga classes and began teaching beginner level yin/yang classes at Benders Fitness & Yoga Studio on Springbank Drive.
In September 2015, just four days after being married, my husband and I set off on a 14 month ’round the world adventure. Along the way I deepened my understanding of myself and grew a new found respect for my beauty, strength, sensitivity and individuality. While I was in India I spent two weeks learning from a long-time student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Those two weeks changed my perception of yoga all together and my self-study was further broadened.
My approach to yoga goes beyond the physical body. Yes, in yoga we move our bodies, but what happens to the breath and mind along the way are also important. I encourage my students to connect deeply to themselves in a way they perhaps haven’t experienced before.
If you would like to renew your connection to yourself, pop on over to my contact page. Your first class is always 50% off.