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.


Professional Training

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.

I am still learning.
— Michelangelo