i reside on a serene part of the unceded and traditional territory of the pacheedaht and t'sou-ke first nation people, otherwise known as southern vancouver island, bc. i feel deeply connected to the abundant, wild and raw nature here. i find joy and big love in my partner and two doggies. i currently hold a RYT-500 (500 hour advanced yoga teacher certification), in a practicum to become a yoga therapist (c-iayt).
i am interested in the difficult work that allows us to tune into our most authentic, thriving selves. i am driven to call in our entire story including the shadow parts that we may find inaccessible on our own. i am curious about moving through these parts of us that may feel stuck or hopeless or unlovable. i want to welcome everything that we are and remind ourselves that we have the innate wisdom and power to cultivate our own healing and begin again.
when i first tried yoga, i was drawn in because it made me feel lighter. i experienced a feeling of clearing out, a release of stagnant energy. the moving and unison of breath and body shapes felt good. i felt self-empowered. i started a regular practice and soon saw yoga transform my life with a simple and holy ease. yoga [re]introduced me to my calm, resilient heart. it showed me the way to awareness and grace, especially in difficult times. the practice continues to support me in the cyclical healing and discovery of life.
journey through the chakras
yoga, mental health and trauma
yoga, psychology and the mind
sequencing for yoga therapy
basic principles of ayurveda: the attributes and doshic theory
yoga therapy for wrists & shoulders
yoga therapy for hips & knees
nectar of yoga nidra
philosophy of yoga therapy
yoga, tensegrity and fascia
the vayus and alignment
therapeutic yoga (ryt-200)
therapeutic yoga (ryt-500)
the yoga tradition has been documented as far back as over 5000 years ago in india. yoga developed in india as a science of breath, meditation, physical forms, mantras and rituals. yogic philosophy was officially presented in text as the yoga sutras, over 1700 years ago in india by patanjali.
we listen to, study and learn from the indigenous and ancestral wisdom of yoga through ancient yogic texts and reverent teachers of the tradition. we honour the roots of yoga by abiding in the organic unfoldment of its traditional teachings.
therapeutic yoga is gentle, nourishing, accessible and with invitational and mindful language. individuals may seek therapeutic yoga to relieve symptoms of mental health, physical and emotional trauma, chronic pain or for other personal reasons.
therapeutic yoga addresses the unique needs and goals of a whole individual – physically, mentally and emotionally – utilizing tools from the yogic tradition, to find more ease, deeper connection and an overall increased wellbeing.