Wanderlust is my middle name. Modern, yogic living is my game.
What's my story? Born and raised in Calgary, AB, I am a Canadian girl, inspired by community, art, music, travel and the great outdoors. I was a teenager in the '90s, fell in love at the ripe age of 19 and became a mother at 22. I'm no stranger to the dark side. I discovered yoga and meditation just after high school and studied herbal medicine and holistic nutrition as a way to find the light.
Life is cyclical, and so is the story about my journey. Vidasana Living and my son were both born in 2004. By 2010, I hit a mental low, triggered by a series of events and burnout. I travelled to the Sivananda Ashram near Madurai City, India and completed my first 200-hour yoga teacher training. The science of mind and body fascinate me. Yoga Nidra studies with Tanis Fishman opened up new ways of thinking and exploration of the subconscious mind. Yin Yoga studies with Bernie Clark sparked my interest in fascia, functional movement recognition that "Never is never right and always is always wrong." Each human being is a unique reflection of their own universe. Studying to teach the Iyengar inspired Great Yoga Wall with Rob Walker has expanded my view on physical alignment and functional form. Learning how to teach Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) on frigid Canadian waters and SUP Yoga in Hawaii helped me find a better footing on this earth.
In 2019, I completed my 300-hour Myofascial Yoga studies with Christine Wushke and Joanne Avison. This work gives way to a new paradigm of bodywork and yoga instruction, but more importantly, a form of living in synchronicity with all things physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. At the same time, I found myself transitioning my career, exploring new opportunities in the creative application of marketing in the cannabis industry.
My yoga mat teaches me to listen, feel, and communicate more effectively from the seat of a student. Most importantly, it's taught me to love myself more and how to better achieve that. From the seat of a teacher, my yoga mat has been a platform for this healing journey. A stage to share little nuggets from my life's story and the lessons I've learned in this earth-bound body.
Rhythm + Flow
6:00 - 7:15 PM
MEET ME AT YOGA SANTOSHA in MISSION YYC
Let the week's stress melt away and kick off your weekend with this fluid flow with playful beats.
Designed to invigorate the body, alleviate tension, and enliven the senses!
BOOK A PRIVATE CLASS
Perfect for beginners or those who wish to deepen and refine their practice.
GROUP OR CORPORATE
Prenatal classes, birthday parties, bridal parties.
Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
Fascia is the biological page in which our life story is written.
In the round.
Tensioned like an instrument.
“Myo” refers to muscle and “fascia” to the band or sheets. This network of connective tissue is what gives our body it’s shape. It not only surrounds each muscle, organ and bone in the body, it weaves through them. FASCIA YOGA is a "non-violent” and gentle approach to releasing tension in the body and balancing the fascial system.
Topics we will discuss:
• the anatomy of fascia and its role in the body
• how fascia is affected by various types of trauma
• the theory, pros cons behind different fascial release practices (foam rolling, yin yoga, ball work and massage)
FASCIA YOGA requires a combined effort of
• releasing constricted areas using yoga postures and soft balls
• rebounding the fluids to facilitate neuromuscular re-education
• unwinding and re-organizing new pathways
• bringing unconscious movement patterns into conscious awareness
A typical FASCIA YOGA class may include:
• Lying on Myofascial Yoga balls or other soft props
• Passive Yin or Restorative poses with or without the balls
• Gentle rhythmic or rebounding movements
• Intuitive movement to unwind the body
• Movement re-education and bio-mechanical exploration
• Various types of movement, strengthening and stretching exercises
This class will increase body awareness and give each participant the tools they need to help release tension. The practice compliments many styles of yoga, including Yin Restorative practices. It is very different than Foam Rolling or using hard props like tennis and lacrosse balls. If you have tried those practices but found them too painful, the “Ahimsa” approach to Myofascial Yoga may be just the thing you’re looking for.
RELEASE | REBOUND | UNWIND
FASCIA YOGA | UPPER BODY
The Matrix Movement Method
THIS WORKSHOP BRINGS
This 75 minute practice will explore functional movement, fascia yoga and ball placement for the back and shoulders.
FASCIA YOGA | LOWER BODY
The Matrix Movement Method