Learning and making things have always given me a sense of liberation. For many years I pursued a formal education, that earned me a Bachelors of Health Sciences and a Bachelors of Food and Nutritional Sciences.
Growing up I didn't have the knowledge to seek out sports and other physical activities. I was never really "good" at any particular physical activity but I enjoyed them all. I discovered martial arts as an adult and devoted most of my free time to the Shaolin Martial Arts practice. I learned kung fu, weapons, tai chi, qi gong, and meditation. I felt so invigorated. I found physical potential I did not know I had and I became attached to my physical practice. So when I started to lose some of my physical capabilities after having my kids, I felt like I was missing something. I needed something else that could evolve with me and that was when I learned about yoga.
Yoga is transforming, both physically and mentally. I completed my 200Hr training at One Yoga for the People Vancouver, BC in 2011 with no intentions of teaching yoga. After the training I continued to study and practice yoga daily. In 2014 I learned about Sri Dharma Mittra, the Guru that would change my whole way of life. In 2015 I completed by 500Hr training and then my 800Hr in May 2018 in New York with Sri Dharma Mittra. Over the years yoga has become a way of life for me. Every time I practice yoga it is a different and unique experience.
My teachings represent my ongoing journey of self discovery. My classes celebrate the knowledge of every Guru, Master, and teacher I’ve been graced with. Every practice is filled with intention and mindfulness and works the body inside-out.
Constant practice, in any activity, is essential for growth. Every time we step onto our mat there is a new opportunity for self knowledge and growth. My offering is to explore with what may seem "impossible" as possible because over time our hearts will learn to say yes to possibility. None of the poses really came easily to me and many still seem impossible to me but I'll persevere. I believe that if we can't do a pose, it is only because we haven't found our way there yet. May we find even more ways to connect with the Self and one another - through music, movement, speech, art, food ....