Dharma is not what you do, what you should do, not even what you want to do, but what you were born to do. ~Aadil Palkhivala , class quote
Of course I checked out that class! I found myself in a candle lit room in a century old church participating in my first yoga class. The anonymity of the darkened room encouraged turning the attention inward, the focus easily moved to the breath and body moving. The other people were mere shadows but the warmth, the unified group pulse of breath and energy made the room feel charged with life. It was exhilarating. This experience resonated deeply and there was a shift. I began to tune in differently and seeds were being planted on my path toward healing & service. Yes … I signed up for the series. Five years later, I took an inaugural 350 hr yoga teacher training with this same teacher - the one with the melodious voice.
Today I am blessed to say I’ve have worked as a full time yoga teacher, wellness consultant, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner & teacher for the past 18 years. I am committed to holding space for people as they move inward, connect and discover their body’s natural ability to heal. Using mindfulness tools, movement, breath & ancient body work modalities, I ultimately seek to guide people toward living a healthy, vibrant life. Providing them with tools to increase self-awareness, reduce stress levels, build strength & stamina and move with as much ease as possible.
Now based in both Toronto, Ontario as well as the Durham Region area, I look forward to sharing classes, workshops and continuing education trainings in both Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. Having honed my skills and developed areas of specialty in Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and Thai Yoga Massage, it’s fair to say I support people as they navigate change during significant and uncontrollable life shifts using key tools of my trade – movement, breath, mindfulness, deep rest and compassionate touch.
Yoga Teacher Certification - YogaSpace, Toronto ON
This inaugural 350 hr YTT was completed in June 2001. Since this time, I've worked full-time as a yoga teacher, completed trainings in Restorative Yoga and Prenatal Yoga, studied with a wide variety of teachers & have accumulated over 10,000 teaching hours.
Thai Yoga Massage Certificates - Lotus Palm School; Old Medicine Hospital & Sunshine House, Chiang Mai Thailand
In the lineage of Asokananda and honouring my first teacher Kam Thye Chow, I have gone on to further my studies with schools in Chiang Mai. I am eager to continue my education in this vast field of bodywork.
I look forward to teaching others Thai Yoga Massage & sharing my passion for all it has to offer.
BA in Dramatic Arts - McMaster University
BA in Sociology/Minor in Physical Education - McMaster University