Just As You Are Yoga, Music & Energy Healing
JAYA - means 'Victorious' in Sanskrit
I started practicing yoga in 2009 after coming to terms with the fact 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 amazing 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 trust that all is unfolding in God's perfect timing! If what I focus on grows (and it does!), my job is to surrender to what is in every moment, giving permission for healing and happiness, and staying open & faithful to the flow of Life!
As I show up on my mat, there's a stillness that cannot be shaken by whatever seems to be happening. Peace permeates as I relax and let everything be just as it is, and gratitude dawns as I give permission for my body and mind to release whatever is not necessary to their perfect functioning. I'm thrilled to be able to share this gift with EVERYONE so that we can ALL bask in the 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 as widely as possible! And in 2017, I attended another lovely retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch hosted by Dr. Baxter Bell and Melina Meza who instilled Yoga and Ayurveda for vibrant aging. So grateful.
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 taught at SaskAbilities, Calder Centre, LutherCare Special Care Home, International Women of Saskatoon among others. These days, my partner Ron is teaching me to play guitar, and we're sharing some healing music with folks at a variety of places in the city. It's so rewarding!
~ Follow your bliss ~