Nearly 20 years ago, I learned the words to an ancient Tibetan Buddhist prayer called the Four Immeasureables. The teaching of these "sublime attitudes" -- loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity -- planted a seed and when I began to study Yoga in 2010, I saw the connection to Sutra 1.33 from Patañjali.

 

As a lifelong student, I honour all wisdom traditions and give thanks to my teachers. I'm deeply inspired by the Celtic spiritual practices of my Welsh and Irish ancestors. 

I practice trauma stewardship and believe that yoga on and off the mat is a pathway to individual integration and collective liberation

When we widen our circles of care, we create systems that genuinely benefit all beings and the Earth. As an educator, my approach is trauma-informed and anti-oppressive to support all bodies in feeling well-resourced to meet life. I celebrate the full spectrum of diversity, and hold a vision for collective liberation and joy!

I'm a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). I also hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Arts (MA) in International Development. My offerings are informed by 15+ years of experience building cohesive communities in various capacities. 

A note of gratitude to my root teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar, for sharing yoga with the world. Desikachar’s father and teacher T. Krishnamacharya is commonly referred to as ‘the father of modern yoga’. Desikachar’s therapeutic yoga program, called Vinyoga, focuses on adapting for the individual. His method encouraged individuals to attune inward with childlike curiosity. In 1966, when yoga was not a serious profession, things began to change when Desikachar started to teach Krishnamurti, a famous philosopher whose health improved significantly under the guidance of Desikachar.