Over the past decade I have focused intensively on a variety of studies with diverse and masterful teachers in Canada, the US, and India. I study and practice both the new and the ancient, and increasingly trust that my explorations lead me to deeper, more compassionate and loving truths. I do my best to teach according to my students' abilities and needs so all may benefit from my embodied practice.
Along with the physical asana and sequences, meditation, breath practices, and relaxation are the foundations of my teaching. I draw on widely known Indian yoga lineages as well as Buddhist, Tantric, and other Eastern philosophies and techniques, interwoven with dance, play, depth psychology, and modern science.
I have studied with or taken teacher trainings from Erich Schiffmann, Robin Rothenberg, Judith Lasater, David Swenson, Neil Pearson, Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Doug Keller, and Tom Meyers (online/live webinars), among others. Certifications include restorative, trauma-sensitive, adaptive, pain care, and several experiential and functional anatomy courses. I also have advanced certifications and extensive clinical experience in wholistic counselling, expressive play therapy, and hypnotherapy.
I bow in reverence to my many esteemed teachers and their sources, and I do not strictly adhere to a specific lineage or follow a guru.
Life has shown me many times over that it is not straightforward or linear in nature, but infinitely dimensional, multi-faceted, and rich.
For the last 30 years or so I have worked primarily in media and publishing, and, following a diploma program and printing apprenticeship in Los Angeles, a graphic designer.
Let me know if you have any questions about my specific training, experience, or offerings, or if you want more information about anything that you haven't found here.
- BA depth psychology
- IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist (2-year diploma)
- Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP
- Approved Behaviour Interventionist, Autism Funding Program, BC MCoFD
- 9 years clinical therapist experience
- 10 years yoga teaching experience
- 5 years yoga teacher training (200-hour RYS) experience..
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