It all started after highschool. I backpacked through Europe and Africa which cemented a love for adventure and experiencing new communities. I enjoyed immersing myself in different cultures, learning how other people lived in the world.
I love running as a way to feel free from the future, free from the past, and free from worry. For me it is a way to get present and awake.
When I was introduced to yoga in 2000 it punctuated my experience of being mindful of myself as a whole. I did my first yoga teacher training in 2002 and started teaching yoga full time. It terrified me to walk into a room full of people and teach.
I continued to face my fears and share my passion for yoga. Through many years of teaching I learned to find my voice. I also became more confident and independent in many areas of my life.
I spent many years teaching yoga, training for running competitions and improving my skills in both disciplines. I ran my first marathon in New York City in 2005 and tapped into my talent as a long distance runner. I trained so hard and improved over the years to become one of Canada's top marathon runners. At the Toronto Waterfront marathon in 2009 and 2010 I was 1st Canadian Female. Racing became my passion - yet I felt something was missing in my bigger purpose, my greater why.
I lost my Dad in 2014 to alcoholism and this changed my relationship with alcohol. I made a decision to remove it from my life. I feel so peaceful and more connected with my true light and authentic self. I am always willing to share my strength and experience with others to help them along their path.
In 2015 I travelled to India and completed my 300h teacher training. During my time in India I immersed myself at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram in South India for 30 days. This is where I deepened my understanding of meditation.
There was a spark of creativeness within me to offer retreats and create more of a community connection with everyone.
Once back in Vancouver, I fell back into my patterns of keeping busy and filling my schedule. A hamstring injury slowed me down and I met Jess Loraas. Jess asked me to coach her to run her first half marathon. That is when KM Run Club was created. It is amazing how far you are willing to go when someone believes in you.
I completed Level one and Level 2 Teacher Training’s with Baron Baptiste in 2008/2009. In 2019, I committed to completing Level 3 with Baron and signing up for Fit to Lead. I discovered my Why.
The community we have built with KM Run Club is Love. The logo I created expresses Runningintoyoga’s four main pillars. Run, Community, Yoga, Transformation. You show up as yourself and you are accepted fully.
When I am coaching KM Run Club I feel in all ways we are up to something bigger than ourselves. It encapsulates loving yourself and others, and being fully alive!