I grew up in a border town, listening to fireworks 3 nights a week while spending my summers working cash registers at various tourist shops. Growing up in Niagara Falls, Canada has shaped me in ways that I am still trying to figure out. I would like to say that I was raised by yoga-practising parents while eating homemade hummus and crackers, but this is very untrue! I’ve been a vegetarian since grade 7 (an assorted sub launched me into living meatless!).
I am trained in special education, focusing on supporting children and adolescents with exceptionalities and I have spent most of my time working within this field. I fell deeply in love with yoga + feeding myself well during my time in Peterborough, Ontario. A city full of great coffee, vegetarian restaurants, a beautiful river and wonderful community. In 2012 I experienced severe digestion and health issues, after eliminating gluten my health issues cleared up and i’ve been living healthy, happy and gluten-free since (with some heart-pangs of longing for flakey, pastry desserts).
I finished my BA in Psychology at Trent University after a long and winding road of post secondary school with many, many, detours. My focus and interests include mental health, abnormal psychology, health psychology and Aboriginal studies.
I attended Yoga teacher training with my favourite yoga instructor and inspiration, Tiina Kivinen, at Peterborough Living Yoga. This heart-exploding and grounding experience allowed me to move deeper within and expand my yoga practise while being surrounded with the support of an extremely lovely community and instructors.
In 2016, I finished my studies at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition.
During this program I learned how to heal others and my own body with whole foods and incredibly delicious recipes.
Starting in January 2017, I have committed myself to more nutrition education, as I will be studying holistic nutrition with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
At this moment I am stationed in Huntsville, Ontario with my partner Chris and my sweet + salty cat, Woods.