Yoga supports me in finding ease in body and mind. This often means focusing on relaxation – gradually I uncover a freshness that I can share with others.
I am part of the Saraswati yoga lineage through the teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, Canada. Swami Sivananda Radha’s teacher was Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India.
It is great to be part of a creative and reflective tradition focused on cultivating intuition and bringing forward a balance of feminine and masculine qualities. For me this means being able to connect with my feelings and inner wisdom through bodywork, chanting and creativity.
I have received significant encouragement and support from the community of Yasodhara Ashram since my first stay there in 2004 and am deeply grateful for this.
I spent extended periods living at Yasodhara Ashram in Canada, participating in the 2008 Yoga Development Course and hatha yoga teacher certification. I completed my teacher training in hidden language hatha yoga as well as dream yoga and kundalini yoga in 2009, formally refreshing in 2015 and 2019.
You can find out more about the teachings of yoga in this form by visiting Yasodhara Ashram’s website: yasodhara.org
I am also a student of Mahayana Buddhism, having spent time in Dharamshala, India; Plum Village, France; and Nalanda Monastery, France. I have been fortunate to attend several teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.
I have undertaken the FPMT’s two year online Foundation of Buddhist Thought programme and am currently participating in Nalanda Monastery’s two year Lamrim Chenmo online teaching.