As long as I can remember I was in search of the big WHY. What is life about, what is my purpose, why am I here now and have I been here before? Am I just this body, am I my thoughts and beliefs? This curiosity and thirst for knowing lad me on a lifelong pursuit of the many ways to connect, to learn, to express, and to dwell in one’s true nature. I found Yoga or it found me in 2002. Studying many styles of yoga with various teachers alone could not satisfy this growing hunger. The physical practice was not enough. Spirituality scared me yet it called for me with such intensity I could not ignore it.
This is when I met the other half of my world, my late partner Richard Wagamese. He lovingly shared ceremony, medicine, teachings and stories of his Ojibway elders with me. He said "You can't do ceremony wrong, you can only do it respectfully or disrespectfully. All you have to be is respectful." That was my first lesson in spirituality. I also learned that spirituality is not a religion, that we all are born spiritual beings having human experiences. He opened the eyes of my heart to a whole new world where fear was no longer a possibility. I jumped into a 2 year plus program of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation with Richard Miller. The understanding of this system changed the way I practice and teach yoga, the way I show up in my day to day life. As I proceeded to trust in my Self (which is the universal Self) I was gifted yet with another spiritual guide in my life, Sri Madhu Sai. He continues to feed my curiosity and the search of true Self-knowing with his wisdom of the traditional Patanjali yoga sutras, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita scriptures. Together we offer various life changing workshops, 200 and 300 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Programs.
Life is a journey of awe and wonder where every experience is here to awaken me to my interconnected wholeness, where you and I and the Universal Self is all the same. Be it a vigorous practice, gentle stretching or meditation, I encourage you as my student to move from your heart, overcome your fear and find the deepest love toward your Self and all others, experience your-self as non separate from creation itself.
I am currently teaching all styles of yoga at The Yoga Loft (downtown) and at Kamloops Hot Yoga and I also give private lessons at my office at The Happyness Centre.
Looking for a guided meditation of iRest Yoga Nidra in group setting or a "co-meditation" in which we converse with your body to access its wisdom through the language of sensation, book an appointment at my private office.
"Yoga happens when we recognize our True Nature as that Stillness, which is always present whether movements of consciousness are present or absent." - Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in - B.K.S Iyengar