Surviving a crisis can lead to a wonderful new life. A few years ago, on the advice of my doctor, I was encouraged to try a yoga class to help with body tension and insomnia. At the same time, I was beginning to experience the effects of becoming middle-aged and all the precious things that go with it. I needed help.
Looking back, I can honestly say that I was hooked after one class. Driving home that day, I was already feeling the benefits of spending some time out of my thoughts and into my body – both had become very disconnected. I could take full breaths and actually feel some space between my thoughts. The chatter in my head had become all-consuming and for the first time in many months, I could detect some quiet coming in.
Fast forward a couple of years and so much healing later, I decided yoga was to be a part of my life – for the rest of my days. It was bringing me strength, flexibility and overall improved health but the best part was the calm and peace that was now part of my days and nights. To this end, I knew I had to share this with others. Yoga is a growing practice as more people come to know the benefits and I wanted to be a part of that movement.
Yoga is a sister science to Ayurveda – where I ventured into the world a couple of years ago and it has further transformed by life by taking the simple lessons of a 5000+ year old science based on nature, and applying it to my physical, mental and emotional health. I have never felt better, I am inspired to share this learning with others and I’m excited to add this incredible healing science with all. I will bring the ancient wisdom traditions of Ayurveda into our classes so you can benefit from truly learning about your own unique body/mind types.
- I have my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, taken in 2014 from Ajna Yoga School in Oak Bay BC.
- I also have additional training in Trauma informed yoga, chair yoga and yoga for 50+.
- I have my 100 hour Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training, taken in 2020 and 2021.
- As of June 2021, I have over 1500 hours of teaching yoga and Ayurveda.
My teachings are based on AHIMSA. wikipedia.org describes Ahimsa the best:
Ahimsa means non-harming or non-violence in Sanskrit
Ahimsa Yoga is founded on the principle that yoga should be safe, accessible, inclusive, and engaging for all students — regardless of physical condition, level of experience, or reasons for being interested in yoga