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I am a certified international yoga therapist (C-IAYT). I have been teaching yoga in varying capacities for over 10 years. I also have a B.A.H. in Psychology and Religious Studies from Queens University and B.Ed. from Brock University. I have worked with children as young as 1 years old and adults up to 90 years old. I moved to Gananoque from Toronto during the pandemic and I am quickly fell in love with this small town. I am a daily occasional teacher for the Upper Canada District School Board and during my downtime I love going for long walks, playing with my puppy, reading, gardening, and afternoon tea.
During teachers college I was in a car accident that left me with chronic back pain for years. I also suffered from headaches, migraines and occasionally anxiety. I tried many different treatments but nothing helped long term. I was told by health professionals that I would need to learn to cope with it. In that same year as the car accident, my mom passed away and I moved overseas to start a new job which significantly added to my stress levels and mental well-being. It was during this time that I started a regular yoga practice which helped to ease some of the symptoms but the physical pain never truly went away.
Years later, I started a private and corporate yoga business after moving to Toronto and realized that a lot of my students were also experiencing pain. I sought out a yoga therapist because deep down I knew there was something more out there. Yoga Therapy opened up a whole new world of possibility to me. For the first time, my pain went away and stayed away. I knew this was something I could help other people have for themselves too. I understand how challenging life can be physically and emotionally when living with pain AND it doesn’t have to be that way.
Our bodies are designed to be incredibly adaptable and resilient. I have experienced this in myself, as well as working with children, teens, adults and seniors.
You can enjoy your life the way you were meant to without being held back by physical limitations and feel uplifted and energized by the activities that you love to do.