MY JOURNEY AS A YOGI
In 2010, I walked into my first yoga class. Like most things in my life, I went big and started with Bikram Yoga. As an athlete, I absolutely fell in love with the demanding practice. At the time, I believed yoga should be a workout and I was very focused on the Asana aspect of the practice.
I continued down a strict path of Bikram yoga for 5 years, believing that all other types of yoga were inferior. Then, in 2015 I walked into my first Vinyasa class and all of a sudden I was a beginner and fell in love all over again. I loved the different variations of sequencing and the fact that each and every teacher and studio was different. After doing the same 26x2 practice for 5 years it was thrilling to be trying new things and being challenged in ways I hadn't been in a long time. Slowly, I phased the Bikram practice out. Don't get me wrong, this practice did amazing things for my mind and my body (specifically my spine as someone with scoliosis), but I was ready for new things and I felt really excited about continuing down a different path exploring all types of yoga. Over the next year, I tried all types of different practices from fast paced power flows to more mindful practices like Yin. I appreciated them all. I started to tune inwards, but if I'm being honest, I was still very focused on Asana.
In 2017, I signed up for my 200 hour training at BeHot Yoga Toronto. This training opened my eyes to the world of yoga - the history, how the Western world has changed it, gurus, pranayama, chakras, the eight limbs, meditation and so much more. For those of you that practice with me today, this is also where I learned I had been doing Chaturanga all wrong ;)
Upon completion of my training in March 2017, I started teaching right away. In addition to my 200 hour YTT, I have also completed my 80 hour Advanced Sequencing training, Pre & Post Natal training and Yin training.
I fell in love with this practice 10 years ago and I continue to fall in love every time I step on my mat because of the deep connection I am able to form with myself and the outside world through the practice. To me, a yogic life is a united one - with myself, with others and with the world. I can't wait to share it with you.