This is Me

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Yoga in Banff, AB

200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, completed training with the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) (Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance, RYS®), 2009 – Hatha Yoga, Anatomy & Asanas, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama

Interest of study is in Yoga Therapy, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, and nutrition for health and healing of mind and body.

I also have a strong love for running and have completed 5K, 10K, 15K, 21.1K, and 30K distances. Completed 5 half marathons in just under a year and damn proud of it! 🙂

Current city:  Calgary, Canada (Born & Raised in Halifax and lived a few years in Toronto)

My Yoga Love Story

My journey towards mindfulness started in early 2006.  This journey did not start for the best of reasons, but has brought me a long way from the person who I used to be.  In 2006 I was a passenger in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver; which resulted in me suffering whiplash and soft tissue damage.  This event was quite a shock for me and twisted my world around at the time.  I began a journey of searching for methods of healing because the pain I was in at times was quite intense.  I tried many different therapies, all having their own results and affects on my body.  But it wasn’t until January, 2008 that I decided to try a yoga class.

It did take me quite some time to get myself to the yoga class, as I was very nervous.  I was not flexible and my fitness level was not the best at the time either.  But, thankfully, a friend of mine who had recently finished her teacher training told me about how there is not supposed to be an ego in yoga and that others don’t pay attention to you because they are too much into their own practice.  Well, this sounded great to me!  I was always feeling nervous in those group fitness classes with the big mirrors, so yoga sounded more like an environment for me.  And well, I was in love right away!  My first class was excellent and lead by such a caring and thoughtful teacher.  There was no pressure to do poses that I wasn’t ready for and not once was I made to feel inadequate because of my inflexibility.  I was hooked.

Since this first experience, I have tried different styles of yoga at many different studios; all with their own lessons to learn.  Each class or workshop has helped me grow into a better yogi with a more open mind after each practice.  So, my goal is to grow and learn more on my yogic journey, while spreading knowledge and joy to others and doing whatever I can to help them heal from their injuries as well.   Namaste.   ॐ

*Laugh. Dance. Sing. Yoga!*

5 thoughts on “This is Me

  1. Sat Nam and Namaste! My name is Karta Purkh Khalsa and I am writing from Yogamint. I really enjoy reading your blog and I’d like to send you a personal note about sharing some content. Is there a direct e-mail I can use to discuss opportunities for partnership or exchange? Thank you.
    With love, blessings, and gratitude,
    Karta Purkh
    Yogamint Public Relations Manager

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