What inspires you?
The human experience, movement, dance, self-study & stillness.
In the summers I travel around Canada & the US performing and teaching Hoop Dance & Yoga workshops at music festivals.
In 3 words how would you describe your teaching style?
Your yoga love story – when/how did you fall in love with yoga?
I fell in love with yoga when I felt like I had was my practice & my mat. I had a lot going on in my life I felt like my whole world was falling apart. I was recovering from an injury and I couldn't move my body the way I wanted to, I couldn't do all the things I used to be able to do & I realized as a dancer I put A LOT of my self-worth in my ability to move my body. So, I slowed down A LOT, I modified my whole practice, I didn't practice a down dog, chaturanga or plank for at least six months and I was getting more out of my practice than ever before. Somehow along the way, I learnt how to be gentle with myself. I learnt that this practice is just as magic when you take ALL the modifications, (even the ones the teacher doesn't mention) take child's pose for 75% of the class as it is when you can do all the fancy poses. Yoga helped me heal my physical body, but it also helped me heal a lot more than that. My practice shifted from being all about the fancy poses to a sacred space where I can move, feel and be exactly where I am in that moment. no judgement no comparison, just breath + movement.
that's why this I love this practice so much and I'm so passionate about sharing it. You can bring everything that's too heavy for you to carry on your own to the mat, breathe it all out & really decide exactly how you want to arrive in your own life, every single day. It's absolute magic.