I started practicing yoga in 2011. At the time, I was not coping well with the death of my parents. I dove into yoga & meditation, feeling an instant realization that "THIS" was what I was missing! Today, I practice to maintain balance in my physcial, mental & emotional self. I am super grateful to be back teaching in the space where much of my yoga life began. I cherish my wife Rose (27 years!) & my two amazing young adult children who are forging their path in this world. I am a dog-aholic with 3 crazies referred to as The Boys! I am passionate about photography & food creation which are my creative canvases. I love teaching yoga as a means to connecting on a very powerful level with students. I love to leave each class having invited each & every person to learn something of themselves. Since 2012, I have taught & travelled internationally & continue to teach classes, lead workshops and trainings. Qualification 200 hr YTT, Baptiste Level 1, 2, Art of Assisting, Advanced Assisting, Yoga Anatomy - Foundations, Principles & Practices, Mobility WOD. YACEP & E-RYT
I started yoga in 2015 because I needed to learn how to properly take care of all my aches from the ballet, years of running and biking. I began yoga for the physical benefits, however, eventually my curiosity kicked in and I started taking Baptiste workshops and courses. I love being a part of this creative, open, empowering community of brilliant people. Yoga has been added to my list of passions, which include music, photography, the ballet, and being an educator. I continue to find the time when I travel to bike, hike, eat yummy food, spend time with my family and take yoga classes wherever I go!
Qualifications: Assisting Intensive, Healing Heroes, 200 Hr YTT.
I began practicing yoga in 2007. Initially, it began as a physical activity, to seek strength and flexibility. After a few months, my practice quickly turned into one of self-love and acceptance which in turn, keeps me returning to the mat every chance I get. In April 2019 I graduated with my 200 hr YTT, an extremely transformative training that changed the way I view myself and the way I approach life’s inevitable challenges. I have lived and travelled to many destinations, a forever wanderer and seeker of the eternal truth. My passion lies in being there for others as well as continuous awareness of my higher, authentic self, to keep expanding in this lifetime and beyond.
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I've been practicing yoga for over a decade, having started at a Toronto Annex studio in 2008. However, my practice started sticking with me during summers working in Ottawa, at an Ashtanga studio. The practice stayed with me when I moved abroad to the UK, and I continued my pursuit of presence, stillness and a great workout. After moving back to Toronto, I really started getting the itch to discover more, but the timing for teacher training never seemed "right" - until I moved to Niagara. The amazing community and sense of empowerment gave me the push to step into the unknown and to complete my 200-hour training in the Spring of 2019. This practice has saved my life and fired me up in so many ways! I can't wait to share some of what I've learned and am still learning both on and off the mat with you at Soul Fire! When I'm not at the studio, you can find me hiking the Bruce Trail with my rescue pup, or honing my urban gardening skills to live a slower and more sustainable lifestyle.