…and congratulations! You are taking one more step in the direction of pursuing a healthy, new way of living! How? Because you are here! Not only do I live, eat and breathe health and wellness, I am even more passionate about sharing, tasting, smelling and living it with you!
My initial interest in alternative living stemmed from agonizing digestive and hormonal disorders in 2003 . An early realization that conventional medicine was not “fixing me,” I was forced to turn to alternative resources..hello! years of self study, self experimentation (the best way to learn!) literature and utilization of homeopathic and naturopathic services. I now understand that you must treat the body as a whole..good nutrition and water, sleep, spirituality and love….hippie haters beware!
Let me give you a brief run down of how I got to where I am today…Originally from Toronto, Canada..I have been a fitness fanatic since the days of Tony Little’s Buns of Steels VHS (I stole from my mum)! From lifting heavy weights, metabolic and endurance training, football (soccer) to muay thai kickboxing.. regular fitness training has just been a part of my daily life since I was 13 years old. I started dabbling in heated Moksha Yoga eight years ago, and it quickly became my refuge from the stresses of everyday living. From there I went to practice various asana based forms of yoga from Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, Kundalini, Jivamukti and Restorative. Ah the beauty of Yoga! There is one for every person, mood, time of day, physical condition..you name it!
I moved to London in 2012 having given up my glamorous and exciting (not!) five year career as a Dental Hygienist. I studied for four years at two different colleges in Ontario completing a diploma in Arts and Sciences and also in Dental Hygiene. In 2012 I completed my Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer certification, which satisfied my passion to help others on a physical basis. At this point feeling a strong yearning for more (love you Canada, but..), I quit my career, rented out my flat and moved to London and started to (random) start modeling fulltime! Modeling has since allowed me great flexibility to decompress, travel, practice yoga and really think about what I want out of life. Still feeling unsettled I jumped on a plane to Thailand in March 2013, where I completed my USA Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour- Yoga Teacher Trainer certification with Randall O’Leary. Thailand, for many, including myself, was a life changing experience. Exposing a sense of self fulfilment from simplicity and calm…more things to rattle an always curious mind!
Leading me to my next stop on this road of..”self discovery!”
I briefly enrolled at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, studying Naturopathic Nutrition and Naturopathy (translation: how food can transform your health to allow you to lead a KICK ASS life!). Deciding the academic route had already served its purpose, and my years of self study had taught me much more, I decided to leave and open an organic juice bar in London called Sprout Juicery! Sprout has since closed, but fear not! We are currently seeking the next location and hoping for a re launch in the near future.
So….Why would you waste precious minutes reading about my life? Well I can’t guarantee you will resonate with everything I will babble on about…but if you are burning to learn about how to get fit and healthy (diets SUCK!)…where to find healthy food sources, how Yogis stand on their heads or just have a few laughs..come along for the ride!!
Live, Love, Laugh <3