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Over 2,000 Hours of Teaching Experience & Now the Proud Owner of
Penticton Yoga Therapy
I discovered yoga in 2004, when my rheumatologist recommended it to maintain mobility. Five years ago, I experienced a severe arthritis flare up which necessitated a career/life change. Encouraged by my yoga instructor at the time, I chose to attend the Konalani Ashram in Kona, HI, and became a 200 Hour Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. After years of experiencing decreased mobility and painful joints, THROUGH YOGA, I learned to respect my limitations and to treat my body with compassion & patience. I tuned in to my breath and mind, finding peace and profound healing. Yoga has been my lifeline through major changes and such as ill health, personal tragedy and career change. It has providing me with skills useful far beyond the mat. My teaching style is nurturing and calm, and I feel privileged to practice with students of all body types, ages, and experience levels.

Due to my own physical limitations, I have a sincere understanding and ability to tailor classes, ensuring everyone can benefit from the movement of yoga, regardless of their physical health or fitness.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (E - RYT).
  • Over 2,000 Hours experience in teaching Hatha Yoga to all levels (children to chair yoga).
  • Training in trauma informed practice & yoga for healing. The Science of Mindfulness
  • Recent experience in teaching yoga to persons with both physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Graduation from the Shambhava School of Yoga. Konalani Ashram, Kona Hawaii. (2011).
  • Experience in Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga , Pre-natal, Children and Teenager Yoga, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation.
  • Recent experience in teaching kids yoga
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Personal Liability Protection.
  • Level II (National) Certified Artistic Gymnastics Coach (1994).
  • Experience providing sports psychology services of visualization and guided relaxation.
  • Experience teaching body awareness, strength and stretching movements to individuals from preschool children to adults.
  • Experience teaching high level fitness bootcamps.

Traditional Education:

  • Trauma Informed Practice (2013)
  • Theories of Counselling and Counselling Ethics (2008)
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention (2008)
  • Conflict Resolution, BC Justice Institute (2003)
  • BA Psychology Honours Program, UBC (1997)