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 200 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 2,000 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, leading a 20-hour Core Module on Teaching Methodology.

I was also a Teaching Assistant for PranaShanti’s Winter 2017 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program and 2018 Restorative Yoga Training.



Senior Yoga Class


      Teaching starts from within

       October 16-18, 2020

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm

  • Saturday 11:30 am to 6 pm

  • Sunday 11:30 am to 6 pm

In this theoretical course with some practice time, we will examine how to:

  • effectively observe when teaching in a group setting and respond accordingly;

  • find a balance between demonstration and observation;

  • manage time and set priorities when dealing with classes of varying lengths and styles;

  • and understand the student learning process and how to communicate effectively.

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

PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 52 Armstrong St., Ottawa, ON

$425.00 per person before July 31, 2020, $495.00 per person thereafter.


Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."

Bill Copeland



Ottawa, ON, Canada


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