Simone found her way to Yoga in 2005, after many years in competitive sports and while studying Exercise Physiology at the University of British Columbia. The experience of linking the breath and movement in a conscious and fluid manner inspires Simone in a way other athletic pursuits were never able to. In Yoga, she found an ease and grace of both body and mind that have previously eluded her. Simone believes practicing Yoga leads to a meditative state and expands our awareness of ourselves. Simone has been strongly influenced by elements of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method, as well as, Vinyasa Yoga as a modality to work through a progressive sequences preparing the body for specific poses. In her led classes she strives to bring in a balance of breath awareness, alignment and fun while balancing the qualities of both effort and ease. Simone brings an expertise in anatomy and physiology into the yoga room, where she works to inform her students how to safely and sustainably work with their bodies through Yoga asana, the breath and other energetic elements of the practice.
Simone has studied with some of the world’s top teachers in Canada, Israel, The United States and Europe, including Maty Ezraty, Judith Hansen Lasater, Ron Reid and Richard Freeman. Simone has completed over 1000 hours of teacher trainings at Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Lotus Yoga School, in Tel Aviv and Yogamaya in New York City. She continues to immerse herself in her studies of this ancient art on a regular basis. Simone has had the opportunity to teach in Canada, Israel and India and has led teacher trainings at the Lotus Yoga School in Tel Aviv, Israel and Mysore, India for the last five years. Currently Simone lives in Toronto, Canada and is a member of the teaching training faculty at Downward Dog Yoga Centre.