For as long as I can remember, movement has been my medicine.
I started dancing at the age of four, and from my very first twirl, I was hooked. I continued to dance long after I stopped being serious about it, taking classes in every city I lived, knowing that it was what kept me happy and sane.
When I moved to Whistler, in 2005, it was the first place I lived that didn't have a dance studio and I remember feeling lost without my outlet for creative expression. That is, until a friend suggested I come take her yoga class. Before then, I had this belief that yoga would be boring, slow and sleepy; however, my experience was anything but.
I remember instead finding this incredible sense of freedom in my body, this ability to express myself while moving with my breath; to make shapes that were strong yet soft; to work hard while still having fun; and most of all, I remember feeling so connected- so alive.
This was the beginning of my yoga journey.
In 2009, I completed my first 200hr yoga teacher training while living in Toronto, Canada.
Since then, I've completed a 100hr Baptiste Power Flow training with Baron Baptiste, a 200hr Vinyasa Flow training with Julia McCabe, an additional 200hr teacher training with Noah Maze and Christina Sell, as well as over 200hrs of advanced training towards my RYT 500, the majority of whichI've completed with Tiffany Cruickshank through Yoga Medicine. I am ERYT-200 Certified with Yoga Alliance.
I've been teaching for the last 10 years and for the past 6 years have added coaching and mentoring teachers to my repertoire. I am passionate about delivering powerful, intelligent classes and my passion shines through in my teaching style.
My classes are challenging and fun, with an honest offering from the heart.
I believe that proper alignment and moving mindfully are the keys to finding that sense of freedom and joy in your body and in your life.
In July 2016, I returned to Canada after living in Sydney,
Australia for almost 5 years.
You can find me teaching regular classes at Semperviva Yoga studios across Vancouver, British Columbia.
I also teach Workshops, Private Yoga and Corporate Yoga across the lower mainland, as well as International Yoga Retreats.