What do you love about teaching?
Each of us has a ‘movement practice’, just by way of living in a body that moves around in the world. My favourite thing about teaching is getting to be a part of someone’s journey in discovering the depths of that movement practice. How does it feel to lie in stillness? Or to explore a particular shape? Or to breathe a little differently during a transition? None of us know the answer to these questions before we walk into the room and I love that it’s something we get to explore together.
What yoga trainings have you completed?
Modo Level 1 in Nicaragua, Modo Flow in Portland, Hot HIIT and Functional Anatomy in Toronto.
What Modo Pillar do you connect with the most?
Be Community. Beyond yoga, this community has given me so much over the years – a safe place to explore physically, mentally, and spiritually, different perspectives and lessons, and a deep sense of belonging.
What do you do besides teaching yoga?
Outside of yoga, I spend most of my time working as an occupational therapist in mental health and substance use, spending time with my partner and our dog, and exploring the mountains! I love to eat, walk, and eat some more. Next time we see each other at the front desk, tell me the last place you had an amazing meal!
What’s your favourite after yoga treat?
After I teach or take a class at the studio, I love to walk over to Main Street, grab a coffee at 49th Parallel or JJ Bean, and then stroll leisurely up toward my favourite consignment stores, Main Exchange, Front and Co., and Barefoot Contessa. I love the vibrancy of our neighbourhood – the people, the places, even the nature seems to come alive here more than other places.