Friends used to tease me for prescribing yoga as a panacea for all problems. It’s not that I think there’s one solution to fix everything but I genuinely believe there’s a yoga for every person. For me, yoga is a remembering, of who you truly are. And the means of coming into self-realization are many. Yoga offers us an array of skills and tools that enhance our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
I am not interested in teaching you how to master an advanced posture, there are teachers galore out there, more skilled and passionate about this already. What I am interested in is helping you remember what it means to be alive and in this body right now. I would love to see you revel in the beauty of your being, just by guiding you to connect with your breath. It’s important to me that we learn to move with ease, that we build a kind of resilience so that when life serves us challenges we have a reference point of where to return.
I feel humbled and blessed to have had some amazing teachers who have enriched my life. Wendy Wyvill who was the first teacher that sparked within me the knowledge that yoga is so much more than the body. My 200hr teachers Jasmine Tarkeshi and Keith Borden who instilled within me the inseparability between devotion and practice. Jane Austin who shared her passion, humour and knowlegde for pre and post natal yoga. Cynthea Denise who challenged me to find my inner guru. Corinne Konrad-Calder who inspires me to trust the divine feminine in all aspects of life. SimoneRita Egger who showed me the path of leading women into sisterhood and into their feminine knowing. Ganesh Mohan who has taught me so much about yoga therapy and how to serve people as individuals. Lastly, Mark Whitwill, who passes the great tradition as passed from Sri Krishnamacarya and reminds us all that we are no less than the power of the cosmos.
Some of my greatest teachers remain to be my three children, who everyday enable me to experience a full spectrum of human emotions! Motherhood is as real as it gets and I’m passionate about working with mothers and mothers-to-be. Our practices don’t mean much if we can’t practice them in our messy everyday lives. Relationships are the cornerstone of our humanity. Psychotherapist Esther Perel says, and I couldn’t agree more, “The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives”. So, to me, the ultimate question is how can our spiritual practices enrich our relationships – to each other, to nature, and to ourselves?