For the last 13 years I have taught classes in and around Camrose, Alberta. I teach Fall, Winter and Spring sessions and focus on retreats and workshops during the summer months. Each session I teach has a different focus in which I develop classes that increase emotional intelligence and work to identify and shift mental-emotional patterning in the body.Because of the progressive intent of each session my classes require students to commit to pre-registered class times, however, there is opportunity to make up missed classes in other class times during the week.
My blog is a fleshing out of my dance with life. Its contents are not only inner musings but an offering to anyone interested in the pursuit of meaning and wholeness. I choose topics from yoga, spirituality and psychology that may of relevance both in my own life and the lives of my readers. I am happy to answer general questions about these topics through my blog, and questions can be sent by message to my email or Facebook inbox. I think of writing as an extension of my yoga practice and answering questions as an extension of my teaching.
Along with teaching yoga I am also a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have worked with a diverse population of people in my therapy practice – from people needing simple advice, to those with chronic or acute mental illness. I also work with people who are interested in increased self-awareness and the development of spirituality. Safety is of utmost importance to me and I employ a wide variety of approaches to psychotherapy depending on the needs of the individual.
Retreat Unplugged: Comfort in the Cold – a hygge retreat click here for more info
Friday January 26th at 6pm
Departure Sunday January 28th at 1pm
“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of yoga. ” – Kripalvananda Swami Kripalvananda is the namesake inspiration for the well known Pennsylvania Kripalu Center for […]
Yoga and Emotional Intelligence
It was Howard Gardner’s 1983 book Frames of Mind that began to blow open notions of intelligence within psychology. Gardner made the case that intelligence was much broader and applied to many more categories beyond just our reasoning or intellectual capacity. In 1990 Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer created a model of emotional intelligence that […]
Levels of Identity
It was in a first year philosophy class that I first heard the famous Socrates quote “Know Thyself”. I kinda thought I did. I was a rural Albertan girl with all the hard work values of a redneck, the social morals of an activist and the naive dreams of a hippie. That sums it up […]
Expanding Possibilities, Liberating Life Force
One of the major contributions yoga can make to greater mental and emotional well being is its capacity to develop new ranges of feeling and expression. Like a tree that wants to grow into full expression, in the directions inspired by its natural ability, we also have a myriad of potential for feeling into and […]
Committing to Depth
I like to indulge philosophy like ice cream – up to my elbows and for as long as possible. There was a time in my undergraduate years that my day would be a continuous cycle of read, contemplate, repeat – alternating coffee shops and couches until I hit satiation point. Which, like with ice cream, wasn’t […]
Supermoon, symbolism and our collective shadow.
Tonight I drove just out of town to a familiar field to watch the lunar eclipse with my 6 year old. I told her we were going to see the BLOOD MOON, hoping to instil some excitement – she wondered if there would be rides there. I told her “no it’s just a field”, which […]