I fell in love with the mind/body connection over 30 years ago and have been exploring, building & honing skills in that area every since. My love of the physical lead me to become an RMT and Craniosacral Therapist. My love of Mind has been rooted in a mindfulness meditation practise spanning 30+ years with many teachers and traditions including Jack Kornfield, and Ken McLeod. I am a Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practioner, which studies and facilitates non-ordinary states of consciousness. I am a Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Sacred Center Teacher under Anodea Judith.
My gentle approach brings together yoga, meditation, group process and trance.
One of the biggest driving forces for me has been to inspire students to explore deeper layers within themselves. I try to bring ancient and timeless spiritual understandings into a form relevant in todays world. For example, I pair together anatomical principals with energetic wisdom through language that is body orientated and emphasizes awareness.
Since moving up to Muskoka I have ignited a passion for foraging and herbalism. I have been studying and learning now for three years, and I love to go out "bushwaking" as I call it. As always I am happy to share with others what I have learned and so have added the event of "Forest Bathing" to my repertoire.
I want to share what I have learned and bring it alive for you and your guests.
October 2006-June 2018
Meditation and Yoga Instructor
Queen Street Yoga www.queenstreetyoga.com
Instruct meditation such as Introduction to Meditation, Meditation for Busy Minds, Chakra Meditation, Self-Care for the Heart and Mind. Sub and teach yoga classes.
September 2006 – 2020
Mind/Body treatments and Meditation and Yoga Instructor
The Mindful Hub www.themindfulhub.com
Instruct energy based meditation and yoga such as Journey to the Awakened Heart, Chakra Yoga, and Full moon, Solstice Cacao Ceremony.
I also offered non-registered treatments called Mind/Body where I combine all my bodywork modalities into a specialized treatment unique to each individual.
September 2019 – 2020
Delivered workshops in Elderhood for women 50+, Meditation, Holotropic Breathwork, Creative movement and expression.
Education and Training
Sacred Centers Certified, Professional Instructor
Sacred Centers Training with Anodea Judith PhD, USA
Completed 2 years of training for certification
Registered Massage Therapy (retired 2019)
Darcy Lane Institute, London
Completed 2200 hours of Massage Therapy training.
Queen Street Yoga, Kitchener
Completed Yoga Alliance registered 200 hour RYT certification
Certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner
Grof Transpersonal Training, Georgia, USA
Chakra Therapy - Anodea Judith PhD, Sacred Centers
Trauma Sensitive Massage - College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Tibetan Accupressure System - Rae Hatherton RMT, Toronto
Polarities Energy Balancing - Ardy Verhaegen RMT, Waterloo
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1-4 - Upledger Institute, Toronto
Visceral Manipulation Level 1-4 - Upledger Institute, Toronto
Anatomy and Herbology - Abrah Arneson, Ottawa
Wild Medicine Program - Laura Gilmour, Wild Muskoka Botanicals