- 150 hours, Thai Massage Toronto, spring 2017
- 8 hours, Restorative Yoga Training, Andrea Pelosi, spring 2018
- 35 hours, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Stretch To Win Institute, spring 2019
- 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Passion Yoga School, fall 2019,
- Trauma-Informed curriculum focused on traditional Yogic lineage asanas, radical self love & re-wilding for women
- Personal yoga practice, 10+ years
- Personal development, 5000+ hours
In my previous life, I was a full time professional photographer, and before that, a dog walker & organic farmer. I have always been a sensitive, empathetic person, drawn towards healing and movement. My wellness journey started 12 years ago, when I herniated a disc in my lower back. Once my healing was far enough along, I signed up for an Energy Exchange at a Yoga Studio in Toronto so I could practice regularly to help heal my back. Little did I know at the time, how much that would change the course of my life. The seeds of change were planted in my soul.
Through receiving many healing + massage modalities along the way, I have begun to heal my own body, mind and spirit, addressing years of deep layers of tension and knots, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, insomnia, chronic pain + adrenal fatigue. Naturally, I want everyone to experience this feeling.
During a transformational solo trip to Costa Rica in 2016, I took the plunge and decided to make a big change in my life when I returned to Toronto - to continue on in my life doing both Massage and Photography, and from there I begun my training. Balance. They are the perfect yin and yang for me. [For anyone interested, my photography work can be seen here.]
Treating with Metta - Loving Kindness
Foundational to Thai Massage is the concept of Metta, which means loving kindess. In Thailand, Thai Massage is considered a meditation practice for both the giver and receiver, and an opportunity for the giver to share Metta with their healing hands. After I'm finished giving a treatment, I often feel calm, focused, energized, and energetically aligned.
I am eternally a student of life and I love learning. I'm a self-help junkie. As part of my personal practice, yoga, meditation, exercise and other wellness activities are a regular part of my life - it's important to fill up your own cup first! I love exchanging treatments with other practitioners. I regularly attend educational and health events, healing circles and group alchemies that correspond with the moon phases. I also host Restorative Yoga Retreats, Sound Baths and Full Moon circles! Find out about my next offering on my blog.
I am not a medical doctor and I cannot diagnose or treat any medical conditions. My services are not meant to be a replacement for care through a medical doctor, or any other treatment you may be receiving. Through my experience being a practitioner, from receiving treatments myself, and through speaking with other practitioners, I have found that my services can be effective at helping with:
- sore, stiff muscles (from sitting at a computer all day to sports-related)
- relaxation and stress
- fibromyalgia, chronic pain, adrenal fatigue and burnout
- back pain
- anxiety, overactive mind
- problems with attention, focusing (ADHD)
- depression, emotional blockages
- (re)connecting to one's self
- strengthening the mind-body connection
- calming the nervous system
- This is not a complete list. Please contact me with any questions about my services + if they are right for you.
I have found my services to be soothing, grounding, energizing and relaxing. Yes - it's this crazy mix of both energizing AND relaxing. You gotta try a session to find out what it's like! It can really help with a jump-start when you've fallen out of your gym or fitness routine, recovering from illness or injury, overcome with muscle tightness, pain and tension, stress or fatigue, and when you're just generally feeling worn down and crappy. Who doesn't like the feeling of someone stretching and massaging you into a new state of being?!
My Zodiac Sign for those interested:
Date of Birth: July 16, 1986 • 7:00am Toronto, 43°39' N 79°23' W
Sun in Cancer
You are a sensitive person who can depend on feelings and intuition to get around in life. Possessing good common sense, you are practical and down-to-earth - mothering and protective to all. Security is important. You also love cooking, growing things, and music.
Sun in 12th house
You naturally are a giving person, sacrificing your own interests for the sake of an inner vision - what you feel is right. A born psychologist, you may find yourself counseling and caring for the needs of others.
Moon in Scorpio
Yours is a passionate life. Intense feelings and strong attachments make for hot times, and you are fiercely loyal. Secretive, you are not at all superficial but always get to the heart of things. This is good for business. You have a sense for power, wealth, and passion.