YOGA & MEDITATION
Flow, contract, expand, surrender, be.
MY YOGIC JOURNEY
I was drawn to yoga and meditation at age 18 after reading Ram Dass' "Be Here Now". My first life-changing pose was savasana, and it still remains one of my absolute favourites. I love helping others feel nourished, accepted, balanced, and encouraged as they dive into their own practice.
I teach a diverse style of classes including power vinyasa, hatha, restorative, trauma informed, yin yoga, meditation, and offers live sound and singing during savasana. I creatively sequence classes to be playful, inclusive, and challenging. I teach grounding, progressive classes that safely build and offer opportunities to explore deeper. I incorporate pranayama, meditation, and sound healing into classes and thread Vedic Philosophy from an authentic place of inspiration and examination throughout class.
I have over 400 RYT hours of yoga trainings and am have been trained in Vedic and Mindfulness Meditation. I have undergone training with Duncan Peak, Nicole Walsh, Lara Zilibowitz, Persia Juliet, Matt Ringrose, Nicola Ellis. More recently I have been influenced by the teachings of Shivea Rea, Anna Forest, and Seane Corn. I am an avid meditator and incorporate the mindfulness teachings of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield into classes to invite compassionate presence in the practice. I'm currently in year one of a two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Tara and Jack.
WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR BECOMING A YOGA TEACHER?
Yoga transforms my life and guides me through my healing journey. Yoga is a powerful pathway for presence, connection, and expansion. Each pose is a container for mediation and our practice is our mirror in which to sincerely see, understand, and connect with our true selves. Through our practice we begin to surrender our fears and soften our hearts to allow more space for deep compassion and respect for all life. When we are connected we can love a little deeper, live with more purpose, discover contentment, and rise together.
YOUR FAVOURITE YOGA POSE IF YOU HAVE ONE?
Currently it's Camatkarasana, Wild Thing - it always feels so deliciously expansive and expressive. Also, cool fact is that in sanskrit Camatkar translates to miracle.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT TEACHING?
Teaching is the greatest gift. I love holding space for others to go on their own journeys inwards and meet themselves with more compassion and acceptance. My heart fills with joy when someone leaves the yoga class feeling more peace, joy, strength, or finds whatever it was they needed is already inside of them.