British Columbia, Canada
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
Practitioner ~ Levels 1 and 2
I first found yoga in 2003 at a very ambitious time in my life. As a marathon runner, the rigor of Ashtanga Yoga suited my compulsion to ‘exercise’ and provided excellent cross training in strength and flexibility. After many years of dipping in and out of various styles of yoga, my practice has evolved, much like my life has, to a much slower, softer style.
In 2015, after suffering with deep physical and emotional pain for over two years, which I had attempted to address with therapy, massage, chiropractic, and physical therapy, I attended a restorative therapeutic class (read Gentle Somatic Yoga) at Maa Yoga in North Vancouver and found immediate relief. Within two months of practicing GSY three times a week, I was pain free.
Propelled by deep gratitude for this work, I pursued certifications in Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and Gentle Somatic Yoga and feel so honoured to be able to share this work from the teacher’s mat.