While I had meditated before, I seriously got into meditation in 2009. Throughout the years, I have meditated with many people, been taught by many teachers and attended many retreats. Each of those moments has been a treasure of learning. With a history of anxiety and an eating disorder, I was looking to meditation to give me some much needed peace. And I found it. Through meditation, I have found my peace, found my calm and found myself. I have seen many of the mental benefits of meditation including an increased ability to focus when needed and, otherwise, to let go. I credit meditation for much of the happiness I enjoy today. It was always there, but meditation helped me find it.
Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher
School of Positive Transformation (affiliate link - see below)
Certified Yoga Teacher (200 hour)
Note that School of Positive Transformation links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase a course, I will receive a small commission. I had a wonderful experience as a student at the School of Positive Transformation, and am proud to be an affiliate.
I would like to acknowledge that the work I do is primarily done on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
I would like to thank the teachers responsible for my training and certification. I am so grateful to have taken the deep, meaningful programs they developed:
Dr. Itai Ivtzan at School of Positive Transformation (affiliate link - see above)
Valma Shakti (Brenton) at HERIZEN™ Yoga for Women
The following teachers have also been strong influences on guiding me in building my meditation practice. Without them, I would not be where I am today:
Nayaka at Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Kavita Maharaj at Red Door Yoga
Dr. Cheryl Fraser at Island Dharma
I would like to thank all of my students over the years who helped me to become a better teacher. And finally, I would like to thank all the friends I have meditated with throughout the years. I so appreciate your love, support and guidance.