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 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.

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I'll be offering one of my 2-hour Yoga for Stress Relief sessions this fall via live stream. Using a variety of gentle postures, breathwork, mudra and meditation, followed by a guided Savasana and the soothing sounds of a Tibetan singing bowl, this practice is designed to induce a state of deep calm, grounding and relaxation.

$30 per person. Sign up here.

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Senior Yoga Class


      Teaching starts from within

       October 16-18, 2020

       This course will be offered online (live stream)

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

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

  • the nature of the Teacher/Student relationship;

  • 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 Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON

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


200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Looking to deepen your yoga practice?

Are you a yoga practitioner looking to delve more deeply into your practice and embark on a transformative journey? Interested in learning how to teach yoga? This comprehensive 200-hour program may be for you.

We'll be covering everything from yogic philosophy and history, anatomy, asana, teaching methodology to the subtle body, meditation, ayurveda, yoga as social activism and teaching through a trauma-informed lens.

Make a commitment to yourself. Sign up here.


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

Bill Copeland



Ottawa, ON, Canada


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