I first came to yoga almost 20 years ago! I attended my first yoga classes as a teen, and at that time it was all about how far I could go in the poses, how deeply I could bend, how long I could hold. It was a purely physical practice, and I did love how long and lean and relaxed my body felt after a great yoga class, but I hadn't yet experienced the other aspects of yoga and hadn't learned to set my ego aside.
Through my late teens and early 20s, I suffered tension headaches and shoulder/neck issues (part stress-related, part posture-related). I turned to yoga for relief, this time benefitting not only from opening up in poses, but also from calming breathing techniques, mindful meditation and deep relaxation. Over time I realized that spending hours and hours a day at a computer for school, and later for my career, was only exacerbating my symptoms and aggravating my neck and shoulder issues. Eventually I decided to unshackle myself from a desk, and find a vocation that I was passionate about, and that allowed me to MOVE!
So, here I am. My love for yoga and the benefits I experienced (and continue to experience) led me to become an instructor. My approach is a therapeutic one. I strongly believe that yoga can help to restore and support health, both physical and mental.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training program at Yogaspace Toronto, a place I still think fondly of as my yoga home. But I didn't stop there! I went on to complete specific training in Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga and Yin Yoga. I teach group classes in addition to offering private sessions.
As a complement to yoga, I became a Licensed Holistic Practitioner to offer even deeper relaxation and healing. Currently, I practice Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage, but I love to learn and I'm excited to add new modalities to my offering soon.
- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
- Canadian Reiki Association Registered Practitioner (CRA-RP)
- Ontario College of Reflexology Certified Reflexologist and Certified Member
- City of Toronto Licensed Holistic Practitioner