I am a passionate Mother, yoga instructor, holistic nutritionist, health coach and trained birth doula. I love to share my experience and support through grounding classes encouraging women to feel empowered through the sacred process of pregnancy and motherhood. I strive to provide an open and supportive environment for connecting and processing.

Amidst the challenging demands of motherhood, there is a great need for community and sharing to get support, normalize experiences, break taboos and embrace the potential for spiritual growth, making the irreverent, sacred. I feel a calling to support women through the challenges of pregnancy, birth and postpartum so each can blossom into the courageous Mother they are at their core.

I have been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2010. I find peace in the process of my own growth and by witnessing that in others, both through yoga and life. The thread of consistent practice continues to anchor me through the waves of life. I left a great desk job in 2012 to journey on a new path. I am a newly transplanted resident of the Cowichan Valley, a place I immediately felt connected with upon visiting. along with my young son and loving husband, we hope to contribute to this wonderful piece of the world and the people living here.

I am honoured to have been nominated for Best Yoga Teacher in Ottawa two years in a row (2016 & 2017) for the Ottawa Faces Magazine Awards.

Professional Training

Mindful Educators - Mindful Schools, currently enrolled (2019)

Mindfulness Fundamentals - Mindful Schools, currently enrolled (2019)

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Anne Wanda Yoga, Ottawa, 2019

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children - Victoria Lynes, Ottawa, 2017

The New Wave of Yoga - Michael Stone, 2017

Fertility Yoga Teacher Training - Family Passages to Wellness, Vancouver, 2016

The Perinatal Pelvic Floor: A Workshop for Birth Professionals - Andrea Plitz, PT, Ottawa, 2015

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Blooma, Toronto, 2014

DONA Birth Doula training - DONA International, Montreal, 2014

Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) - Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Ottawa, 2011-2013 

Holistic Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, 2012-2013

Yoga Alliance Certified 200hr Yoga Teacher Training - Adishesha Yoga Zone, Ottawa, 2009

Ashtanga Primary Series Adjustment Training - Ashtanga Yoga Productions, Ottawa, 2008

Honours Anthropology/Archaeology Degree - Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 1996-2000

I continue to study in my areas of interest which are: women's health, pregnancy and fertility, pranayama and chanting.