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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'm 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'm a member of the teaching faculty for PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s 300-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, leading 20-hour Core Modules on Teaching Methodology and the Energetic Anatomy of Yoga. 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 am now a co-lead instructor at the 200-hour level.

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      Teaching starts from within


        October 27-29, 2023

  • 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

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