MY JOURNEY HERE:
It is often the pains and traumas of life that lead us to the greatest discoveries, isn’t it? That has been my story.
I was a jock as a kid, but had very little stamina due to emotional trauma that occurred when my mother died at the age of two. I was always injured. I could never catch my breath.
In my twenties, I was a member of the Canadian Equestrian team until I sustained a career-ending injury. During this time, I found yoga and a new level of peace. But then yoga started to create pain and dysfunction, too.
I asked questions and if I couldn't find them I looked somewhere else. I found Somatics and Pilates and began to understand that no one system had the answers nor was one system an endpoint for my exploration. As much as a one thing fits all would have been a nice thing to find , it is the combination of the many modalities that create an interesting and effective body of work .I am grateful for the wonderful teachers I have had along the way. I've truly benefitted from tutelage of some of the best.
Now in my sixties, I’ve spent decades living in a body that has overcome many injuries and issues. I continue to feel better than ever! And although I still have setbacks, I know where to go, where to look, and have hope I can figure out what's going on. My service is to share this knowledge through teaching.
AS A TEACHER:
I come to the studio each day energized to teach! I enjoy guiding people in an embodied experience of movement .In other words, I give them the intellectual as well as the experiential or felt sense of “why” .
As my student, I will challenge you to do 3 things:
- Be committed to curiosity.
- Become aware of the patterns that keep you stuck in a rut.
- Learn the habit of consistency.
- Don't be afraid of pain. It is your greatest teacher.