I am mother to two busy little boys, ages 4 and 2. Each time I come to my yoga mat I am amazed at how both yoga and parenting reveal the secrets of “not doing.” I am reminded by attachment parenting by Gordon Neufeld and Waldorf in the home that less is more. Similarly, my yoga practice teaches me to let go and simplify.
After 10 years of exploring yoga around Toronto, I landed at Yogaspace in my first pregnancy where I heard the voice of inner wisdom growing louder and louder. I laughed and cried and prepared for childbirth with Sasha Padron. And I knew I needed to share the experience of self-discovery in this way with others. It is the circle of support that blossomed into The Centre that’s guided me along my path of blessings: from mothers groups, to yoga teaching training, to parenting support and new friendships.
Being a mother is so incredibly fulfilling and challenging. I try to be mindful, gracious and full of gratitude for my family, friends, teachers and community known and unknown. And for the teacher within my children, who mirror my actions and call to attention my strengths and weaknesses every day. They make my heart burst (and ache) with more love than I ever imagined possible.
I have an affinity for baby bellies and working with pregnant women. I teach pre- and postnatal yoga classes and am completing 500-hours of teacher training at Octopus Garden to now share my joy for yoga with every body of all levels. Lately there has been another voice growing louder within: to follow the path of doula to support expectant women and their families. Follow my new blog for my teaching schedule, musings, questions and stories. I hope to hear yours too.