Sustainability starts with your relationship to yourself and to your environment. Through the practice of yoga I help people transform physical and emotional trauma for healing. Clients include athletes, survivors of abuse, work-related injury victims, people in high-stress situations, patients who are chronically ill or referred by their counsellors, and at-risk youth. I teach private, semi-private, and group led classes.
My PhD is in Sustainability & Education, and my yoga background is primarily Ashtanga. I have been practicing Ashtanga since 2000, and I first studied with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) in the old shala in 2001, and again in New York City in 2002. I first apprenticed under the supervision of David Ingalls, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Washington DC, where I taught Mysore (individual self-led practice with adjustments). Later, I apprenticed with Troy Lucero at Acme Yoga in Seattle, Washington. I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. For more information on the practice of Ashtanga, see the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute.
The vinyasa (breathing and movement system), the tristhana (posture, breath and looking place), and the burning of negative emotions in Ashtanga, have taught me how to survive, then move beyond pure survival, to find health and happiness. I love the Ashtanga practice because it brings stability and consistency to my life, no matter how unstable external situations become. I have had many wonderful teachers in many different cities. Thank you especially to Guruji, Sharath Jois, and David Robson in Toronto. Om shanti.
Private and Semi-Private Sessions:
Introductory trial session: $60
Regular: $80/hour per person
Group Led Classes:
$15 per person