Thanks for checking in. I have been quite busy from the end of 2017 into 2018. Happy New Year! Thank you all for the support - community members, class attendees, Western University, CMHA National, Recovery Week London, HealthAchieve, CBC London and the yoga world who is embracing Yoga for Wellness & Recovery with open arms.
A new venture I have begun is to expand teaching locations and provide Yoga for Wellness & Recovery workshops around Ontario. In doing this, I have the wonderful experience of meeting many lovely souls on similar paths and am able to share mind-body tools for health and healing with a greater audience. To learn more about available workshops check out events or contact for more information. I created 'Yoga for Wellness & Recovery' as a short form: Yoga for (mental) Wellness and/or (addiction) Recovery. This is based on personal struggles and to be able to share resources and practices that were, and continue to be, fundamental in my own journey.
Coming up in April I am absolutely honoured to be one of the 72 instructors invited to teach at Canada’s largest yoga event, the Toronto Yoga Conference and Show! Over 4 days, April 12 - 15, this event welcomes 30,000 plus attendees. I will be hosting 2 sessions: Mind-Body Health and Yoga for Wellness & Recovery both of which combine specialized teachings and trainings alongside lived experience in mental health and addictions recovery. I am thrilled for the opportunity to share my true passion and much needed resources at this scale with so many others.
It becomes more evident everyday to the public, media and the yoga community with the tragic passing of well-known Buddhist and yoga teacher Michael Stone, that we all are affected by mental illness and addiction directly or indirectly and that addiction is a mental health issue. As a result, my work addresses mental health and addiction recovery concurrently and is for those dealing with their own challenges, family or friends supporting others or individuals wishing to learn more about yoga for healing. For more information and registration on the Toronto Yoga Show click here.
I will check in again soon! In the meantime, Instagram is updated daily with posts from life and work...yoga, teachings, trainings, speaking, community classes, reflections, events and some fun!