For stress, anxiety, depression, trauma & healing. The pathway to peace of body, mind and spirit.
I believe that everyone is whole and complete even as the desire for change is present. My purpose is to remove the barriers to your own belief in your infinite potential.
I specialize in working with people who are stressed or who may suffer from anxiety, depression or the effects of trauma.
My approach to Yoga is based on two key cornerstones of invitation and inquiry. By offering choice and encouraging curiosity, I will guide you to connect with your body in the present moment, thus empowering you both on and off the mat.
Empowering Yoga™ includes a variety of classes designed for specific needs. You can find the details of my classes under Class Descriptions. Featured programs include:
- Yoga for every body – novice to expert
- Trauma-sensitive Yoga for Soldiers, Veterans, and First Responders
- Trauma-sensitive Yoga for stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD
- Yoga for therapists, caregivers, and family members
- Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga for chronic conditions, illness, injury or surgery
- iRest® Guided Meditation for stress, trauma and overall well-being
- Mindfulness Meditation to create and support your personal meditation practice.
iRest® (Integrative Restoration) is a profoundly transformative guided meditation practice that leads to lasting psychological, physical and spiritual healing by releasing long-held self-destructive patterns. While the iRest protocol was developed specifically to serve trauma survivors in the military, it is applicable to anyone seeking inner peace, restoration and awakening.
Who am I?
I am a professional level registered Kripalu yoga teacher (RYT 500) with over 700 hours of training. In addition, I’m certified to teach Yin Yoga and Therapeutic/Restorative Yoga. I have over 1600 hours of teaching experience.
I am also a Certified Warriors at Ease Yoga and Meditation Teacher. The Warriors at Ease program is designed specifically for military, veterans and first responders. My interest in serving people who work in high-stress environments or who have suffered trauma led me to more advanced trauma-sensitive yoga teacher training with the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. I am the first to bring this approach to yoga to Ottawa.
I am a Certified iRest® Teacher - the only one in Ottawa. I’ve been leading iRest classes since 2014. I’m a meditation practitioner and I’ve also studied and taught other styles of meditation, including mindfulness.
My private studio offers ultimate privacy, security and safety in a serene and peaceful environment. I limit the size of my classes so that I can attend to each person’s unique needs. Most classes are by pre-registration only.
Please contact me for more information and to register for a class. All inquiries are confidential.
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