HOW I CAN HELP YOU 

 

My inner circle would describe me as energetic, organized and driven. I can also relax, live in the moment and sit back & let life unfold, but these attributes don’t come naturally to me. They are something I have to work at, and my yoga practice has allowed me to recognize the need for balance in these areas.

 

I love helping others achieve balance in their lives through yoga and nutrition. It seems that in today’s society, everyone is busier than ever before. I think it’s important to have a focus, but not at the expense of our well-being.

 

Yoga is not only about exercising the body, it’s about exercising the mind; training it to drown out the noise, be present and focus on what matters. One of the simplest ways to do that is to bring your attention to your breath. We don’t breathe in the past, we don’t breathe in the future, we only breathe in the present.

Take a break from the busy pace of life to practice with me online (subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss anything new!). Breathe, be present, move your body and find balance. Balance that will give you more capacity for happiness, meaningful interactions and productivity. 

 

Regular yoga practice and incorporating healthy homemade food into your diet can change your life. Learn more about my private program, and contact me today to get started!

TRAINING

 

In February 2018, I decided to take my yoga teacher training. I completed my RYT 200 hour teacher training at Empower Me Yoga, and it was an incredible, but challenging 4 months. I overcame fears and found strength I didn't know I had. Every weekend and evening that I left my husband, and two young sons I knew it would be worth it in the end. 

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Sun Salutation Workshop with Brittany Bryden 2018 

  • The Art of Assists and Adjustments Workshop with Tiffany Harris 2019

  • Arm Balance Workshop with Katie Laferriere 2019

 

TEACHING STYLE

 

Embodied; I’m right there with you in the poses. Breath-focused; if you’re holding your breath, you’re not doing yoga - use breath to fuel the body and keep the mind focused, and present. Authentic. Creative. Evolving. Present, Not Perfect. Mindfulness-Focused. My classes play with the idea of yin and yang; there are relaxing and challenging poses throughout the class. 

 

BEFORE YOGA 

 

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, I worked in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, but decided it wasn't for me. I quit my job, traveled with my husband across South America and the Caribbean while studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

 

Then along came our first son Jack, a move to Ottawa and a year later, our other son, Max! I decided to put my nutrition career on hold to stay home and raise my kids. During those years, between dirty diapers, breastfeeding and playgroups, I would often think about what I wanted to do when I went back to work. I always envisioned myself doing something that I love, while also helping others. 

~Namaste

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