Interested in exploring the mind-body connection and helping music students find healthy movement patterns and awareness, I am currently in the Doctoral program at the University of Toronto where I am focusing my research on posture and somatic practices for musicians. As a certified yoga instructor, I am always excited to try new practices and have dabbled in Body-Mind Centering®, Qi Gong, and Yoga Tune-Up®. I am continually fascinated by the connections between the body and the mind and look forward to exploring these further in my teaching, personal practice, and research.
I completed my 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training from Ahimsa Yoga Centre (Toronto) with John-Paul Tamblyn in 2011. I have also completed two MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) courses and a Yoga Tune-Up® Integrated Embodied Anatomy Training. Since 2012 I have led "Yoga for Musicians" Workshops at the University of Toronto, Interprovincial Music Camp, and various high-schools throughout the Greater Toronto Area. I have previously taught yoga and mindfulness at a women's shelter and am currently leading weekly yoga classes for patients at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto.
If you are interested in finding out more about private sessions or workshops, please contact me.