Yoga answered the many questions that I had about life, that nothing else could completely. And Yoga continues to deliver and deepen my life, especially through a tragic situation like paralysis. When you find something that works, you want to share it.
Yoga became my closest passion, and professional offering for many years and my relationship and practice continue, to this day. From establishing the first yoga studio in Nelson, to creating the first nationally certified 200 hour teacher training program I have been pioneering the application of this great healing science for years.
As a visionary, my company Trinity Yoga created the original Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program and now an Adaptive Yoga Training, as a platform for healing, recovery and rehabilitating from injury, illness and life challenges. “After going back to the drawing board – I felt the need and the importance to share how yoga dissolved ’illness and impossible’ from the limitations of “disease or injury.”
Trinity Yoga subsequently had a rebirth with a comprehensive program specializing in the A.R.T. of living well with yoga concept. This concept born out of a decade of disability defines ART as Adaptive, Restorative and Therapeutic. This program, a 45 hour continuing Ed course for healthcare professionals, caregivers, family, Yoga teachers and therapist’s is the authority on how to work with the physically challenged, senior and special needs populations.
After 25 years of teaching yoga, running the studio, cafe, and teacher training program, my injury and subsequent sabbatical provided for the integration of my yoga and more in-dept study. I have had the fortune of working with some of the best in the field of yoga, rehabilitation, Somatic Experiencing and manual therapy including Emilie Conrad, Mark Finch, Judy Russel, Thomas Myers, Rod Stryker, Carolyn Myss, Ana Forest, & Tim Miller, Susan Harper, Mariah Moser, Herta Buller and Nature.