I discovered yoga on a personal level in 2004 whilst still living in the UK. Upon moving to Ottawa, Canada in 2006 my passion for this practice started to truly blossom and I responded by taking a teacher training at a local yoga studio.
I qualified with my 200hr Hatha Yoga certification in May 2007 and since then I have continued to study with some wonderful teachers. In May 2008 I took my Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga training with Judith Hanson Lasater and returned the following year to assist the very same training.
In August 2009 I studied 100hrs of Yin Yoga & Anatomy with Paul Grilley in a retreat setting, which has been one of the most impactful trainings I have attended. In March 2010 whilst in Asia, I studied Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers and this incorporated yin, yang and mindfulness meditation, which is most definitely now a part of my personal practice.
Most recently I took a Prenatal and Postnatal yoga training with Dr Jean Byrne and this confirmed my interest and passion in teaching yoga to women at this deeply significant time in their lives. In May 2013 I will return to California to further my training towards a 500hr certification with Paul Grilley.
My personal belief is that everyone can benefit from yoga, regardless of age, size, flexibility or mindset and I delight in awakening people to this realization. My classes focus on being present, connected to breath and relaxed and it is my intention to help people to achieve a deeper level of relaxation and more presence in their daily lives.
I have been interested in this healing art for many years and finally a course came along at the right time, in the right place in January 2012. I completed my training with The School of Complimentary Therapies in September 2012. I currently work out of my home studio in The Riverside South Community of Ottawa and also have limited availability working out of my Business location, Green Spirit in Manotick. Green Spirit is a cosy spiritual store on Main Street and sessions are held in the Violet Flame Healing Room, known for it’s calming and healing vibration!