Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist
For years as a yoga teacher I have watched people transform through their yoga practice – becoming stronger, healthier, and more at ease. What drew me to yoga therapy was taking this a step further and helping people with health challenges work toward improved health and wellbeing through yoga.
I work individually with clients, choosing practices to support their current condition, specific needs and goals. In an individual session, you may find a range of practices: movement, breathing, meditation, self reflection, and relaxation. You may discover new habits to cultivate improved health or old habits that may contribute to your condition.
I teach therapeutic yoga classes as well. In classes, such as the Essential Low Back Program or Yoga for Better Sleep, we address common health concerns with yoga practices, practical tips, reflection on our habits, and discussion of relevant anatomy or other teachings.
Meditation is an important part of yoga. In addition to my yoga training in meditation, I’ve completed the Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program at the University of Toronto.
Yoga is being researched through science. Studies have shown yoga: reduces stress, improves sleep, decreases anxiety, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, boosts immunity, slows and decreases signs of atherosclerosis, improves balance, reduces chronic low back pain. I teach the Essential Low Back Program, a series of yoga practices that was researched in the US by the National Institutes of Health. I feel yoga gives us a way to improve our own health, every day. What can yoga do for you today? I look forward to working with you.