What should students expect from your class?
Students can expect challenging, yet accessible; all levels classes, blending traditional and modern modalities. I offer a functional and mindful practice, utilizing alignment principles, breath-work and meditation techniques. Incorporating science and spirituality to cultivate the potential for ability, equanimity and grace.
Movement, discipline, art and nature have been pillars for me since early childhood and greatly influence me as a yoga teacher. Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet training began for me at the age of four and continued for over a decade; at which point I discovered and fell in love with Hip Hop. Having the good fortune to spend time and study in New York, I immersed myself in street art, especially dance. I spent more than two decades training/competing in and teaching hip-hop, breaking and freestyle dance. I began practicing yoga in 2000 as a supplement to my work; and by 2005 I was hooked. Through my own studies and attending workshops I became deeply committed to and passionate about yoga; and completed my formal teacher training. My style of yoga is rooted in: Iyengar, Vinyasa and Anusara traditions; with great influence from The Franklin MethodTM. My work as an artist in film/photography, music, writing, painting and textiles, no doubt influences my teaching style. In yoga, as in art, I am drawn to authenticity, space, balance and humility. I immigrated to British Columbia from Ireland; and both places have instilled in me a love of nature; which I bring to my teaching through imagery and meditation.