As a lifelong learner, I honour timeless wisdom traditions around the globe with gratitude to my ancestors, teachers, mentors, and dear ones.
As a facilitator, I draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities: Integrative Yoga Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Somatic Experiencing, and Integrative Restoration (iRest). I have deep respect for the yogic tradition, my root teacher T.K.V. Desikachar and primary teacher Brian James.
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 with 15+ years of social policy work and community development experience.
A note of gratitude to T.K.V. Desikachar, my root teacher. 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 Jiddu Krishnamurti, a famous philosopher whose health improved significantly under the guidance of Desikachar.