I began my yoga practice at Modo (then Moksha) in 2013 with the Intro Month and then as part of the Energy Exchange Program. At the same time, I was enrolled at Fanshawe College for Fitness & Health Promotion with studies focused around anatomy/physiology, nutrition, exercise programming, hospitality and social factors affecting accessibility in the fitness industry. In 2017, I ventured west to Kelowna, B.C, for the month-long Modo (Moksha) Level 1 teacher training. Ask me about it! A multi-sport athlete growing up, I have played hockey, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football and now I work as a Greenkeeper at a local golf course.
As a “jack of all trades, master of none,” I find dharma (duty) in, and enjoy taking on, small tasks in recognition that the little things add up; whether that be each breath in a yoga class or each stroke on the golf course. I believe the performance of any task, however grand or mundane, is less about the doing and more about the being; reverence for the small as well as the big is a key practice. Two of my favourite quotes come from giants in their respective fields regarding the conditions and nature of work:
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” – Albert Einstein
“The secret is in the dirt.” – Ben Hogan
See you on your mat!