I am a passionate yoga instructor, holistic nutritionist, health coach and trained birth doula. I love to share my experience and knowledge 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.
Amidst the challenging demands of motherhood, there is a need for community and sharing to normalize experiences, break taboos and embrace the potential for spiritual growth, making the irreverent, sacred.
I have been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2010. I left a great desk job in 2012 to journey on a new path. I currently live in Ottawa, Ontario with my young son and loving husband.
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.
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training - Anne Wanda Yoga, Ottawa, 2019
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children - Victoria Lynes, Ottawa, 2017
The New Wav 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.
The services of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist are gaining recognition as an important piece of overall health and wellbeing, as well as preventative care. As a CAHN-Pro member, some of my services may be covered by your extended health benefit plan. Contact me for more information.