I am a Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Certified Body-Mind Centering, Embodied Anatomy & Yoga Teacher and writer living in unceded Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories, also known as Vancouver.
In my everyday life I am a bookkeeper, landscaper, hobby farmer and enthusiastic hiker.
My writing is based in my personal story of healing years of debilitating chronic pain. Throughout my youth and young adulthood, I had chronic migraines, TMJ syndrome and neck pain. I became deeply depressed and socially isolated. My life was filled with medications and repeated doctor appointments but yet nothing would help the pain.
In 2004 I experienced a profound awakening that lead me to explore spirituality, energy healing and somatic studies including Body-Mind Centering. Diving into embodiment, movement and meditation completely transformed my emotional and physical health. It also became my vocation.
Since 2005, I have taught various healing-based classes and had a private practice providing Energy Work and Craniosacral Therapy. For two years I volunteered at Vancouver Friends For Life Society working with those with life-threatening illness and disease. My main focus now is to offer Somatic Movement Education and Body-Mind Centering & Yoga.
I began writing articles on health and healing in 2012. One of my articles was published on the My Yoga Online website and newsletter. I also released a CD based in Energy Healing practices in 2010.
For over 16 years I was active in the Feminist and Social Justice movement including co-teaching workshops in elementary schools on power and privilege. I received seven volunteer awards for my volunteer work.
I am dedicated to educating, writing and creating spaces for embodied movement practices open to all genders, bodies and abilities.