Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga/ Pilates Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & studying psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Since launching my practice in Toronto in 2014, I’ve supported many clients in finding more ease and vibrancy in daily life, including overcoming injuries, healing illness, managing chronic pain and auto-immune diseases.
I specialize in working with the healing properties of breath, movement, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness and have had particularly great success in aiding those with anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, disordered eating, sleep challenges, adrenal fatigue, chronic pain, and trauma.
Through humility and passion, I’m committed to serving all who wish to benefit from yoga by respecting and meeting the needs of each individual, regardless of physical capability, health, gender, age, culture, religious beliefs, experience or financial means.
Discovering yoga at age 16, I began practicing only recreationally. My exploratory thesis in bioethics during my final year at OCAD woke me up to the mental/physical challenges of stress, as I came to notice the strain and tension of my new workload, and my subsequent emotional shifts and rising levels of anxiety. Gradually I began to understand my practice more as a form of self-therapy; a practice that truly supported me through life’s various challenges.
My practice continues to bring much healing and wellness into my life, and I have been inspired to share the healing benefits of yoga with others through teaching and working therapeutically.
It has been my privilege to continue to learn in over 2,500 hours of training—studying hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, pre/postnatal, Ayurveda, Buddhist philosophy, Mindfulness Meditation, and Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication (the yoga of speech).
While teaching or working therapeutically, I emphasize breath awareness, pure transitions, and stillness to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
As science continues to unearth more physiological, biochemical and neurological benefits of yoga, my own practice deepens my trust in that many of the challenges we face in our busy lives can be beautifully worked with, and even overcome, by developing a more refined sense of awareness and cultivating a practice of relaxation, moment to moment.
Photo credit: Greg Pacek Photography