Yoga for me is a living and evolving wisdom tradition that I am honored to be a part of. It is and has been a system for helping me to experience what it means to unite with my Higher Self. Some of the great side effects of my practice have been greater health, mobility, flexibility, concentration and Grace. My hope is to share these teachings with you in a way that is approachable, inspiring and helpful.
In 2008 I studied with a teacher from India intensively for one year in Raja Yoga, and from there had a deep understanding of the transformative power of the practices yoga gifts us with. I went on to complete 500 hour YTT in Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, and another 500 hour YTT at Kripalu. In 2020, I graduated from the California College of Ayurveda.
These days I'm quite curious about in-depth study of Ayurveda and Yoga combined, and am learning from teachers such as Scott Blossom, Claudia Welch and Dr. Svoboda. There is definitely a strong part of me that has a drive and desire to explore the holistic medicine side of yoga ' ayurveda' and understand how both practices unite for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
When not teaching yoga, or offering thai massage and ayurveda sessions, my life is full enjoying my 1.5 year old, and navigating family life with my additional two bonus kids (step kids) and taking sauna and spa days off.
When I first began practicing yoga, I was looking for a workout that I thought would be more fun than going to the gym, but at the age 17 I finally found something that I could stick to. Yoga began to be one of the only constants in my life and gave me the stability to embrace life’s challenges with a bit more grace.
I was born and raised in Alberta and moved to the island in 2019 after university. I quickly fell in love with the ocean, the rivers, the mountains and the best part — winters that would never hit -40. Like most people, the pandemic really highlighted what I value in life and yoga is very high on that list, along with community, connection and health.
I finished my 200 hour teacher training in April at Ma Institute of Yoga and Wellness, which had a special focus on vinyasa, sound healing, meditation and trauma sensitive styles of yoga. I have such a deep reverence for this practice and will strive to share as much of it as I can with you in order to facilitate a deeper connection with yourself and your practice.
In addition to teaching yoga, I work for an organization called The Existence Project, where our mission is to humanize homelessnes. Last year, I filmed and directed a documentary called Moving Day, which chronicled the eviction of a homeless encampment in Victoria’s largest public park.