Yoga Teacher



My love affair with yoga began in the fall of 2004 when I attended a Hatha yoga class given at my local community centre. Following this newfound passion, I went on to explore Bikram, Hot, Power, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga.

I am a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, an E-RYT 500 and YACEP Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and I've been teaching in Ottawa since 2008. I blend yoga asanas with a pinch of philosophy, a touch of humour, and a steady breath.

I have over 3,000 hours of teaching experience and to date, have taken workshops and master classes with Richard Freeman, Seane Corn, Ray Long, Bryan Kest, Ana Forrest and Sadie Nardini.

I am a member of the teaching faculty for PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s 300-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, leading a 20-hour Core Module on Teaching Methodology. I am also the Coordinator for this same program.

I was a Teaching Assistant for PranaShanti’s Winter 2017 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, 2018 Restorative Yoga Training and I am now a co-lead instructor at the 200-hour level.



      Teaching starts from within

      Coming in 2023!

       Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm

  • Saturday 9 am to 6 pm

  • Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

In this course, we will examine :

  • how to manage time and set priorities when preparing classes of varying lengths and styles;

  • how students learn;

  • how to find a balance between demonstration and observation;

  • how to hold space so students feel comfortable and included;

  • the nature of the Teacher/Student relationship;

  • ethical responsibilities of yoga teachers;

  • the importance of, and how to cultivate a vibrant inner life.

Through the study of these various aspects of teaching, we will also discuss the importance of finding your own voice as a teacher.

PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles St., Ottawa, ON

Senior Yoga Class



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