Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss.
Where in the world we can find you?
This SHiNE filled yogi / mermaid can be found in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and around the world teaching,leading, loving and surfing her BLiSSOLOGY vibe! I teach at BLiSS Ann Green Yoga in Barrie, Ontario. You can find me surfing my groove on the mat most everyday in studio unless travelling to teach in NY or Mexico, Costa Rica or Nicaragua. I teach loads of Yoga Teacher Trainings, foundational and graduate work, when not wandering in the love + lust of adventure and travel.
What originally drew me to yoga?
The breath, the movement, the shape change. I started yoga at a really young age to cope with stress, for training and because I was drawn to the beauty in the anatomy.
Blissology to me is…
A humble happy approach to aligned yoga that infuses love! Blissology to me is a pathway for my SHiNE; pure free love in action.
My life mission is…
My life mission is to be a conduit of SHiNE…to serve happiness in neighbourhoods everywhere! This is closely supported in the cross pollination of SHiNEE … sharing healthy integration naturally elevating education!
The most important thing yoga has taught me is…
To be myself. And that myself is incredibly diverse, talented and beautiful all in the simplicity of being. There is no attachment to outcome needed. I’m liberated in my own authenticity. Not because of any achievement or job…simply being me.
When I’m not on the yoga mat, I’m…
Educatin’ Elevatin’ Celebratin’. I am working towards my own compilation/book which will illustrate my approach to yoga and my personal philosophy, as well as video and digital experiences to compliment this. I am teaching at Education Conferences, continuing to develop student and youth athlete programs, spreading the good in my community, loving nature, life and my family. I continue to do research and support the spread of integration with and for a life of playfulness and humble healing leadership complimenting therapeutic yoga – MiYoga.
The cause/project I am most passionate about is…
Service… To be a light to others to overcome adversary and make health available to all!
and…Water appreciation and providing clean water for all beings. Go with the flow!
I am learning to…
…create and keep the space. To take things less personally and embrace the amazing lessons of bliss and grief the universe administers through and with me. And to keep the glow!
What I want to teach others (through yoga) is to…
…have freedom and ease in the body. Be able to open your heart and tissues, to move freely without restriction or pain.
Most inspiring yoga related experience…
There are so many moments in yoga that have rocked my bliss. But, I would have to say while on a retreat in the Catskills, I was in absolute nature appreciation when a mamma deer and her two babes decided to sleep beside my tent for a series of nights. I was scared so incredibly at first but when I realized the grace of the family beside me, it was amazing. She was protecting me. I found my space, invested in my exhale and enjoyed the now of the experience completely. This was the first time I had been away from my child, my son of two years old at that time. It was truly the power of nature connection in tapestry and cross-pollination of the miraculous + love. Oh, and I met the Dalai Lama that retreat too. Absolute mind blowing the ecstasy of yoga.
Favorite yoga pose:
Handstand. Inversion love affair. Getting upside down on land in air under water and all the relations in nature getting my hands so Mother Earth can support!! Best way to fuel up after yoga A delicious smoothie or medjool dates, pitted and almond butter stuffed inside…yummm!
Yoga and music are…
Intereconnected. Yoga is the music of the body and music is the expression of how your body is feeling and moving. A song of the soul
I create community with Blissology by…
I share Blissology with my community through my teaching and my leadership. I lead with love and insight, ahimsa, inclusivity and celebration for all. I love this life and I am filled with gratitude and humbleness, beyond the reaches of the universe, for souls such as Eoin, my friend, my colleague, my teacher.
I am most grateful for…
My life, my family and, most importantly, my son.
What advice do you have for aspiring yoga teachers?
Teach from your heart and your experience. Be open to seeing by observation all the powerful lessons your teachers (students)bring you. That you are incredible being present teaching from your heart. That is enough. You are powerful beyond measure in your authenticity.
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