Yoga has been a constant support for me throughout my adult life. The simple reason I have continued to practice and teach is that above all else, it makes me feel better! I have been a yoga instructor since 2002, and have recently returned to my home of the Cowichan Valley after over a decade of living and teaching yoga abroad. Over the years I have been very fortunate to study with some incredible teachers. A few of the of the most influential to my own yoga practice and teaching have been Patrick Creelman (Anusara Yoga), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga) and Teresa Campbell (Prenatal, Baby and Me Yoga).
After giving birth to my daughter in 2015 the focus of my teaching has grown to include both Prenatal and Postpartum yoga. I was absolutely humbled by the effects of the birthing process both physically and emotionally. My own postpartum struggles with pelvic floor dysfunction, body image and getting used to my new role as a mom have led to both profound growth and learning that now inform my teaching.
Regardless of the type of class I'm teaching, there is always a large focus on the breath, alignment and finding ways of being more present and aware in our own bodies.