My yoga practice began in 1995 and since then I have never been without it. When I moved to the Toronto area I decided to do a teacher training with Esther Myers. Although I didn’t plan on teaching, I thought yoga would be a useful tool in my career as an occupational therapist. But then I discovered I loved teaching. I believed I was making more of a difference as a yoga teacher then I ever could inside the medical system.
And so my passion for teaching others the beauty of yoga blossomed and grew. Since completing my teacher training in 2005, I have taught for the York Region school board, at studios (Four Directions and Simplicity), and privately. As well, I continued to learn by taking professional development courses and doing ongoing training with my teacher and mentor, Michael Stone. I was an associate teacher and board member at Centre of Gravity. This not-for-profit organization brought yoga and mindfulness practices to people who wanted to integrate personal development with engagement in the world.
I believe everyone experiences yoga differently and therefore the bond between student and teacher is paramount. Yoga is a process of self-exploration and of bringing the mind and body together in new and challenging ways. It is also about embracing life in spite of the challenges and pain it can entail
If I was asked to describe myself in one word, that word would be seeker. I am a restless soul with the need to keep learning, exploring and meeting new people.
I am also a paradox as I’m content to spend a Saturday night cocooned at home with my husband, who, to quote Jane Austen is, “the best of men”. I love being around my two daughters who are joyous, spontaneous, and if you catch us on a good day, not driving me crazy.
And I love working with Elaine.
I will be the person sending emails or making phone calls. I will be answering your questions and providing direction. You can meet me at a one of the wonderful workshops we hold.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves…
from “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver