I believe that living a healthy lifestyle begins with maintaining a strong and calm body and mind. My aim is to help you to love your workouts and to build a healthy relationship with your body and with exercise. My holistic approach to fitness will have you feeling excited about building strength in a progressive way that aligns with a deep respect for who you are.
My love for health and fitness started at the age of three in a tap dance class. My most vivid memory as a child is seeing myself in a dance studio mirror, stomping my feet to the music with a huge smile on my face. Today, I’ve been fortunate to turn my passion into a profession with the biggest pay off being the smiles on my client's faces. For the last two decades I have been working as a movement and fitness professional in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Today I am a full-time Mat Pilates teacher and I lead three Pilates Teacher Trainings a year.
My formal education includes a BA from the University of Guelph with a major in Theatre and I have a Counselling Diploma with the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training. I have completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification, and Mat Pilates Teacher's Certification as well as a Pilates Reformer Teacher Training. I have been on faculty for several teacher trainings and I have mentored over 400 teachers as part of the Lead with Love Mentorship Program.
From 2006-2014 I owned a studio in Vancouver and I am happy to say that some of those people still work with me today. Teaching has been my passion, my purpose and my full-time gig since 2004 and I have taught in almost every neighborhood in Vancouver. Two years ago I moved to Port Coquitlam to be closer to my partner Derek and his children. I lead weekly studio classes at Yoga Generation and Orijin Yoga and I have a virtual online Pilates studio.