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.
As a birth doula, I guide and support women and their families through their journey into birth. What a true honour! Through movement, breath, partner work and mindfulness, I hold space and help create a grounded, sacred and embodied experience.
Since 2019, I bring the Spinning Babies® approach to expecting parents in Calgary through the Parent Class. As the very first Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator in the city, I am thrilled to share this unique approach to pregnancy and childbirth and participate in this revolutionary paradigm shift in the birth world. It has truly transformed my understanding and support of the birthing process.
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