I started practicing yoga in 2009 after realizing that my life was not going the way 'I' wanted - as I thought it should be! When things felt like they were falling apart, my friends and teachers, Doug Geiger and Linda Setter, convinced me to give yoga a try, and I've never looked back! In fact, yoga has helped me realize that I was never in control! Having practiced for several years now, I continue to notice changes inside and out, and have faith that all is unfolding in God's perfect timing! My job is to continue to surrender to what is in every moment, giving constant permission for healing and happiness, and trusting in the flow of Life.
As I show up on my mat, there's a growing stillness that cannot be shaken by whatever seems to be happening in life. There's much peace that comes with allowing everything to be just as it is in the moment, and I'm so very grateful to be able to share this gift with YOU so that we can all bask in its miracles!
In 2012, I traveled to Santa Barbara, California to study with world-renowned teachers Ganga White and Tracey Rich of the White Lotus Foundation, where I earned my 200 hour teacher training certification, and I have been teaching ever since! In 2015, I attended a supremely enriching yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, Montana with Erich Schiffmann, another world-renowned yoga master, whose guidance renewed my vow to spread this beautiful teaching out into the world! In 2017, I attended another fantastic Feathered Pipe retreat with Baxter Bell and Melina Meza, who further confirmed that peace and joy are our Nature & our Birthright!
In 2019, I immersed myself in the study of Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which entirely compliments yoga and meditation, and offers a one-to-one approach promoting healing. In December of that year, I received my attunement through Anna Twinney, a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master at the Reach Out Ranch in Elizabeth, Colorado.
In addition to facilitating yoga classes in the community, I've volunteered teaching at SaskAbilities, Calder Centre, LutherCare Special Care Home among others. These days, my partner Ron has been teaching me to play guitar, and we're sharing music with folks at a variety of places in the city. It's so rewarding! :-) Follow your bliss!!!