Health & Wellness

The beauty industry was my life but I needed balance. I was getting burnt out by sales and training. I had been practising yoga since my 20s when I went on my first trip to Hawaii. I saw those tanned bodies making cool shapes and from my first warrior 2, I was hooked. For years I practiced at least 2-3 times a week – A casual student in yoga to say the least. Then in 2013 I had had enough. I wasn't feeling the love or passion I had for cosmetic sales anymore so I booked a trip to Maui to take a 200hr teacher training to deepen my own practice.

What I was hoping to happen, happened. I could make the world quiet to finally hear my own voice. I was able to not only deepen my practice but find a teacher's voice.

All my years in training and teaching makeup came in handy as I started teaching people how to make asana practice a gateway to their inner voice.

From there I completely stepped away from corporate life and started teaching yoga. I received my 95hr Vinyasa Yoga for Youth training specializing in teaching yoga to youth living with trauma. My passion for learning lead me to my 60hr PhysicalMind mat and standing Pilates training. Which really helped round out my vinyasa yoga practice. Completing my 200hr Pilates training in the Reformer and other apparatus was the best thing I could have done to help treat my own injuries.

On my way to teaching a class one winter in 2016, I was struck by a car as a pedestrian. My road to healing is far from complete but without my training in core and flexibility I wouldn't have had the base to start healing. 

Balancing beauty and wellness has been my goal for myself since I started my career and I hope to bring the same to you and your life.

Whether you are looking to recover from injuries, training for a sport event, developing your own yoga/pilates practice, looking to find more flexibility/core strength or just trying to find your voice in a storm of your busy life...Let me guide you. 

Qualifications: E-RYT 200, RCYT, PILATES

  • Yoga & Pilates designations and education: E-RYT 200 (Experienced - Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000hrs of teaching experience)
  • RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher 95hr Vinyasa Yoga for Youth)
  • PhysicalMind Mat & Standing Pilates 60hr Teacher Training
  • PhysicalMind Reformer & Apparatus 200hr Teacher Training
  • Yoga Alliance Member since 2013

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