My yoga journey began in 1998 when a friend and I joined an introductory Ashtanga Yoga course. My motivation to begin yoga, like with many people, was to get a great physical workout. I soon discovered there was much more to yoga than the physical benefits.
After 10 years of personal practice I had a strong desire to share my love of yoga. Through Yogaworks, a company based in Santa Monica, CA, I became certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. I had the pleasure to learn with amazing teachers like Annie Carpenter, Kia Miller, Bahni Turpin and Joan Hyman. In 2010, I completed certification in ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda). Then in 2012, at the Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego I learned from amazing yoga teachers: Sean Corne, David Swenson, Kathryn Budig, Gary Kraftsow, Vinnie Marino and more. I completed a Yin Yoga Certification in 2016 and I am currently working on my 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training to become a 500 hour registered teacher through the Canadian Institute of Therapeutic Yoga.
My personal practice of yoga has evolved over two decades and I continue to seek, learn and grow in yoga asana and yoga lifestyle. I also currently work full time as a school counsellor with the Calgary Board of Education and completed a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology inspired by the influence of Yoga. I believe the blending of eastern philosophy and western psychology is how the body and mind can find calm and ease through yoga.
I look forward to seeing you on your mat soon!