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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

This is a theoretical and practical course that will include group discussions, personal reflection,

practical exercises and practice teaching. We'll review the basic blueprint of a Hatha Yoga practice and examine the following:

  • different modalities by which students learn;

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

  • how to create a safe and accessible physical space;

  • how to hold space on a psychological and emotional level in order to create an environment for learning;

  •  and how to weave elements such as pranayama, mantras, meditation and mudras into yoga classes.

We'll also examine the nature of the Teacher/Student relationship, the importance of boundaries and our personal motives as a teacher

and finally, we'll examine how to cultivate a vibrant inner life, and why this is essential to being an effective yoga teacher.

PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles St., Ottawa, ON, and /or online

SAVE $50.00 with Early Bird Savings when registering before July 31, 2023 for $475.00 per person.

$525.00 per person thereafter.


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