RYT-200HR Yoga came into my life exactly when I needed it. I had flirted with classes in the past, but at that time, in the midst of a packed university life, I did not make regular attendance a habit. Post-university found me working in the trades and yearning for new ways to express my passions and personal interests.
In the midst of significant life change, I found inner comfort, strength, and growth in daily meditation practice. Little did I know that this would be a catalyst for introducing me fully into the beginnings of an asana practice. Following a rejuvenating journey to the Big Island of Hawaii for a yoga/meditation/adventure retreat during Christmas 2014, I connected for the first time the complementary benefits of a moving meditation through yoga with the stillness of seated meditation. I knew I had to explore this further. A serendipitous set of connections soon found me entering into my yoga journey in earnest, working my way through therapeutic yoga teacher training with Mandorla Yoga Institute. As a new teacher, I am so excited to share this knowledge with the Calgary community. Through teaching, I know that my own asana and meditation practice will continue to grow and deepen. I am drawn to the powerful fitness and strengthening elements of movement through yoga, and I have a passion to show others how the connection of these postures with the breath allows one to access a practice of dynamic, moving meditation. My desire is to share the lifelong benefits of such a journey with new practitioners, and to demonstrate that we can carry this meditative awareness off of our mats and into our daily lives. See you on the mat!