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.
WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS
What lies beyond the physical?
Everything is energy, including us.
As solid and dense as our physical bodies may seem, when we observe the very particles that make up matter, atoms, we find mostly empty space. What is this space comprised of? What is the animating force that underlies physical reality, and can we become aware of and consciously direct this energy for greater health, emotional balance, mental well-being and spiritual development?
As yoga practitioners, we can explore, become familiar with and have an immediate impact on our energetic or subtle body through various techniques such as asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), mudras (hand gestures), mantras (repetition of sacred sounds or words) and meditation.
The state of our energy or subtle body affects everything from our physical health to our emotional and mental well-being, our sense of connection with others and the clarity (or lack thereof) of our purpose in life.
In this Energetic Anatomy of Yoga course, we will examine the main yogic concepts of the subtle body: the koshas, prana vayus, nadis, chakras and five elements. We will explore these topics with a combination of practical exercises, discussion and theory.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 to November 15, 2022; PranaShanti Education Centre,
45 Eccles St., Ottawa, ON
Five (5) Tuesday evenings: 6 pm ET to 9 pm ET each evening. In person and online attendance options available.
SAVE $50.00 with Early Bird Savings when registering before August 31, 2022 for $475.00 per person. $525.00 per person thereafter.
Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.
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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
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."