Ananda Holistic Yoga And Ayurveda
Everything I do, I do because i have personally experienced growth and healing from each of these practices. I struggled with addiction and homelessness in my youth, attempted suicide multiple times, destroyed relationships lost my entire family and carried with me so much anger, so much shame and guilt, that I truly believed my life had no value. My journey to healing began when i was at a point that i was so exhausted i didn't think i could go on anymore.
I first stepped on this path nearly 20 years ago when i attended my first yoga class. What a profound experience that was, i actually felt good, i felt like i had a chance, that maybe i wasn't a waste of space, and maybe my life did have value even if i couldn't see what that value was yet. 2 years and hundreds of hours of yoga later i attended the "centre for yoga" teacher training course and studied under Jonny Kest to become a certified yoga teacher, after attending my first silent meditation retreat during teacher training I experienced such a profound realization after sitting with myself and my thoughts that I began to teach meditation as well as yoga. Since then I have been driven to deepen my own practice and help others to find their own way. As a teen My father took me once a week to get a "tune up" from a tuning fork therapy practitioner to help with A.D.D.H.A and addiction recovery, and that was my first experience with sound as a healing tool. After my first treatment i felt balanced i felt calm and i felt grounded so in 2014 i became a certified tuning fork therapy® practitioner and teacher so i could help others experience what i had experienced. In 2013 I became a certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, to help those that aren't able to get on a yoga mat due to illness and through Thai massage training learned about and began to incorporate "META" (loving kindness/compassion) into my life and work. I became a certified Vibrational Energy Therapy Practitioner, and in 2014 I became a certified Reiki Master, and Thai Foot Massage Practitioner. In 2015 I attended a course to learn to teach Therapeutic, Restorative Thai Yoga Bliss i became a certified Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher, and have trained in acupressure and aouriculotherapy. I am always studying always learning new and exciting ways to help myself and others, and through classes workshops and one on one sessions i pass what i have learned on to those who need it.
"In life pain is inevitable but suffering is optional"
My Education and Experience:
- Ashtanga Yoga (short form)
- Healthy Backs Yoga
- Yin Yoga
- Restorative Yoga
- Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
- Thai Yoga Massage
- Thai Foot Massage
- Vibrational Energy Therapy
- Tuning Fork Therapy® Practitioner/Teacher
- Usui Reiki Master Teacher
- Crystal Reiki Master Teacher
- Providing Trauma Informed Care
Certified, licensed and insured.
As well as a member in good standing of:
- The Canadian Reiki Association
- The Thai Healing Alliance
- The Preventative Health Services Group