Here is a simple guide to practice the Five Tibetans. This is an ideal practice if you only have 20 minutes! The 5 Tibetans were rediscovered in 1976 by an American yoga teacher named Christopher S. Kilham. It is said that this yoga was practiced high in the Himalayas by Tibetans lamas in monasteries. According to […]
After four years of living in Bali I decided not to postpone any longer. I’d seen it happen hundreds of times, at first with great interest and wonder and as time passed without much notice. It was something I had considered doing, but thought I might appear inauthentic or disrespectful. I’m not Hindu, after all. […]
When I struggle with my seated meditation I always know I can transition to my feet. Whether I am in my small home yoga room or near an outside green space, walking meditation always takes me deep into my practice in a different way that staying still can’t. So next time your mind is having […]
Here are some suggestions of things you can do from the small and simple to the grand and epic. Remember: gratitude can come from your heart, your wallet, your time or your talents… so be inventive as you give thanks. Globally (Island Wide) “ What can I offer to Bali during my time here?” Shop with […]
Yoga is in a renaissance. In the last few decades more than one hundred and fifty registered yoga styles have emerged. Hatha yoga, once the only option in town, was taught by a handful of fringe yogis in living rooms and quirky community spaces throughout North America and Europe. Those days are long gone. Today, […]
Bali is rich with indigenous healing traditions. Movies, books, articles, blogs, Facebook and now “tweets” are full of information and revelations shared by tourists and expats in Bali about their “Balian healing experience”. As is well-known, a local Ubud healer (Balian) made headlines some years ago with Julia Roberts’ portrayal of Elizabeth Gilbert in the […]
Yoga has the ability to change and deepen our lives through the practice of conscious breathing, awareness of our bodies and thoughts and seeing the potential of who we can be. I have experienced this in my own life, and have seen it in the students I have taught and guided over the years. This ancient tradition offers much wisdom and insight that is relevant and applicable to our contemporary busy lives.
I started my yoga journey almost 30 years ago at the Kripalu Ashram in Massachusetts. Since then, I have studied a variety of styles and techniques in Canada and Bali such as Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Restorative, and Pranala. I have led over 20 retreats in Bali (oneworldretreats.com) and was on the facility of the 200 hr and 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Intuitive Flow (intuitiveflow.com) from 2011-2017.
I have recently relocated to Ottawa where I will be offering smaller groups of students more personalized instruction to help them reach their yoga and wellness goals.
I feel my primary role as a yoga instructor is to assist others to learn the importance of balancing both rest (through Restorative Postures and Yoga Nidra) and activation of energy and prana (through Vinyasa Krama and mobility movements). My classes are unique as I draw on a number of traditions and you may find yourself on the wall with some props, in partners, lying quiety in a simple posture, practicing pranayama or turning upside down, maybe giggling and perhaps safely falling down!
As a member of Yoga Alliance, I have completed 800 hours of training within their framework, and many more before they existed.