I went to college the same year I graduated from high school, unsure of where I was headed in my career life. I decided to take general arts and science. It’s an open course that allowed me to explore more areas of studies then having to choose my life path at that time. 2 years and a diploma later, I realized I might enjoy office administration. Word documents, excel, these programs were something that came naturally to me. So I went back to Niagara College for another year to study & I hold a certificate in this program. I am also certified in CPR and Smart Serve. I started practicing yoga in 2012, right here at Soul Fire. One reason I decided to take teacher training was the connection I felt to the practice as a student. Yoga has always been a constant place for growth and a place of acceptance, no matter how messy I show up. Along my journey of being a student, I started to notice I wanted to be on the opposite side, as the teacher. The idea of helping someone through something on or off their mat, or providing a fellow yogi with a super sweaty class, leaving them strong physically and mentally, the idea of that had me intrigued and excited. Best decision I ever made for myself. During my free time I like to stay busy. I’m often out riding my bike around town or on some local trails; kayaking and hiking are also some of my favourite summer activities. I’m happiest when I’m outside, staying active. I enjoy watching standup comedy or funny movies. I love diving into a good book, something from the self help section, or books about yoga. Ask me what I’m reading when you see me around the studio - I usually love to share on what I’m currently reading. I am a 200HR Yoga Teacher Training grad, the Assisting Intensive Program and 20HR Yin Training.
I have a degree in Media and Communications from Brock University. During my undergrad, I spent a semester abroad in Leeds, England, where I quickly learned my love for travel ultimately trumped my ability to sit still in a lecture hall. My inability to enjoy prolonged stillness has driven my active lifestyle. If you need me, I’m most likely outdoors - on a hike, walking my dog, jumping in a lake, paddle boarding, you get the idea! My need for movement is what lead me to yoga. Growing up as a dancer and gymnast, I always admired the endless possibilities of the human body. When I took my first yoga class (circa 2009), I immediately fell in love with the remarkable physicalness of yoga - the flexibility, balancing & strength. It wasn’t until later in my years of practicing yoga where I discovered the challenges and possibilities that yoga provides through exercising my mind. I love sharing my love for yoga with those who are curious and open for something new. I received my 200 hours at Soul Fire and have plans for further yoga education. I teach yoga so I can forever be a student, and continue growing with this wonderful community!
I have a degree in Hospitality Management and have worked in the industry since I was 14 because I love connecting with people. I started practicing yoga in 2011 and hated it at first! I realized it was challenging me and that ended up being why I love it so much. My yoga practice has helped me through many difficult times in my life and it always keeps me evolving. I became a yoga teacher to deepen my knowledge of the practice and share the gift that is yoga with others. In my free time you’ll find me doing yoga, hiking, gardening, cooking and reading. I love to spend time with my wonderful family and friends. I am a graduate of Soul Fire 200HR Yoga Teacher Training.
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.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University.I have been practicing yoga since 2001. Why did I become a yoga teacher? Simply put, my love of yoga. Becoming a yoga teacher felt like a very natural next step for me. Yoga has been the constant in my life through all of life's changes. It's a practice that brings me back to my centre and back into what is real. Like a reset button. By teaching yoga my hope is to inspire others to discover all of the benefits of yoga and live a more peaceful, healthy, extraordinary life. When I have free time, I like to read, write, chill with my husband and kids, ski, hike and practice YOGA ! I am a certified 200 hour yoga teacher; I have completed Baptiste Yoga Level 1 and 2, & a 40 hour Assisting Course.