yoga bio
"I create to see beauty in all things and add value to all beings."

My exploration for trying new things, not to mention tight muscles from weight training and long distance running, is what first led me to yoga. After my first few classes I realized there was so much more to yoga than "stretching" as I had first believed it to be. I was curious to see what more I could learn and fascinated by the changes i saw in my body. I love that yoga is a form of physical expression that is always relevant.

Yoga is a thread that connects body, breath and movement. For me, there are parallels in what we are working on in the present moment both on our mat and in our everyday life. Being conscious of both ease and struggles on our mat can bring awareness to what may need attention in our everyday experiences. Yoga practice also connects us to each other through common experience and this interconnectedness can change how we relate to the world.

I have always loved human emotion and interaction. It has been a constant source of inspiration for my artwork and is now a source of inspiration in my teaching and learning as I progress as a teacher and practitioner of yoga. I am grateful to pursue my passions of creating and connection.

What Client's Say

Louise Poirier

I've been practicing yoga on and off for the past 15 years with an amazing instructor who closed shop in December. In January, I was given a one-month membership at PuraVida, and a true gift it has been. I had no expectations at the outset but was very pleasantly surprised to encounter welcoming, warm and very competent and respectful trainers who are both professional and friendly. The essence of the spirit of yoga can be found at this studio. The instructors I have met are encouraging and present challenges while still reminding students to move at one's pace, listening to one's body.

Le personnel du studio Pura Vida m'offre l'occasion de pratiquer le yoga dans une ambiance accueillante et paisible qui me permet d'améliorer ma santé physique ainsi que mon bien-être psychologique, mais ce qui importe le plus pour moi est la tranquillité d'esprit qui me reste en quittant les cours. Un véritable cadeau!
merci particulièrement à Melissa et Chantel:)

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