My intention is to bring the many benefits of yoga to all the people who don’t turn up in a typical yoga class.
For over 10 years I have been introducing awareness, movement, and breath practices into people’s lives, mostly to people who have never practiced yoga before.
Since 2014 I have been studying yoga therapy with a particular interest in people who live with persistent or complex pain, having lived with my own experience of pain. The world of yoga can have a reputation for not listening to science, so I became curious to learn what the evidence says about pain and pain science. Outside of yoga. Observing, listening, researching over a number of years, I realized the current biopsychosocial approach used by many healthcare professionals is similar to the holistic, person-centered approach yoga therapy offers. Most importantly, how you can influence or change your pain.
Having lived overseas much of the last 20 years I recognize not only the uniqueness of each person, but also how culture, our families, community and environment play a part in how we live and move in the larger world around us.
Using my keen sense of interest and observation of people along with care and compassion for each lived experience, I hope to create safe spaces for learning, growth and healing.
Mostly, I’m curious about you.
However, if you’d like to know more about me and my background, training, qualifications and certifications, click the link below.
I’m currently completing the final practicum requirements for a 2-year accredited International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) program at The School of Embodied Yoga Therapy in Ottawa. I expect to apply for certification in the spring/summer of 2022.