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
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."