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.
As a dedicated student of yoga for over 20 years and teacher for almost 10 years, I continue to love learning more about this ancient practice. My first training in 2009 was with Yogaworks, a company based in Santa Monica, CA where I became certified in Vinyasa Flow. 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 just recently completed certification as a 500 hour registered teacher through the Canadian Institute of Therapeutic Yoga.
I also 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 helps to generate an inner peace weaved through connection of body, mind and spirit.
I look forward to seeing you on your mat soon!