Photo by Ari Segal
The practice of movement has been at the core of my life since an early age. Through countless years of dance, I have studied pilates, gyrokinesis and other somatic movement and functional training approaches. And then came yoga… and although it took me a few years to truly grasp the depth of this practice, I somehow kept finding myself coming back to it, again and again. What I found in yoga is the compassion I had been longing for, for myself, my body and for this wild journey of life.
Since 2010, teaching has been a great and humbling path of service and connectivity. My classes are rooted in mindfulness and sustainability, designed with intention to offer an embodied experience of self-care and inquiry. In my practice, I embrace the healing depth of gentleness and I keep falling deeply in love with the subtle. I find anchor and sacredness in the details and nuances, reminding me always of the beauty - and importance - of simplicity within the complex experience of our life.
Over the years, I have developed a passion and expertise for teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. For five years, I have supported women and their families through their journey into birth as a birth doula in Calgary. And since 2019, I am proud to be a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, one of the very few in Canada. This approach to pregnancy and childbirth focuses on body-balancing and optimal fetal positioning for more ease in labour.
I deeply bow to the people who have influenced me with heart, wisdom and vulnerability.
2019 | Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training | Jennifer Walker, Lorenza Holt | Toronto
2019 | MovNat Level 1 | Stefano Tripney | Calgary
2019 | 1-Day Spinning Babies® Workshop | Calgary
2017 | Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation Course | Michael Stone | Online
2016 | DONA Birth Doula Training | Doula Essentials - Heather Crossan | Calgary
2015 | 100hrs Modern Teacher Training | Brea Johnson, Lydia Zamorano, Jeff Mah | Canmore
2014 | 85hrs Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training | Mamata Yoga/Clare Newman | Calgary
2013 | 75hrs Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program | Alice Hong | Calgary
2012 | 200hrs Registered Yoga Teacher Training | Salt Spring Centre of Yoga Faculty | Salt Spring Island
2010 | Mat Pilates Certification | Jennifer Horvath | Montreal
2008 | 3-year Professional Dance Certificate | The School of Toronto Dance Theatre Faculty | Toronto
2005 | 3-year Pre-Professional Dance Certificate | Ballet Divertimento Faculty | Montreal