I identify as a women and as a shape shifter who takes many forms including: acupuncturist, yogi, yoga therapist, body worker, earth lover and protector, surfer, witch, and mystic. Beyond all these identities, I am spirit manifested in a human body. I believe that by reconnecting with our bodies and with the earth we can heal what is holding us back from our true expression of self.
I was raised on a small gulf island in Canada. My journey with Integrative medicine and the body-mind connection grew from childhood in a grass roots way by; digging in the garden, getting lost in my imagination through the forest, swimming in the sea, and by experiencing the healing arts within my community.
Through exposure to travel, new cultures, healing modalities, and teachers I began to gather tools that now comprise my basket of tricks.
I am an E-RYT-500 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, YACEP continuing education provider and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist; I have been teaching for ten years including leading group classes and workshops as well as assisting retreats across North America.
I am a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and my acupuncture practice focuses on hormonal balance, pain and trauma resolution, although I treat everything that walks through my door. I incorporate Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release as an integral part of my practice and of the healing process.
One of my greatest joy’s is weaving the wisdom of Chinese medicine with the teachings of Yoga.
I work in Ucluelet at Harbour Health Center and in Victoria, British Columbia at Rise Health. I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program and studying at Pacific Rim College.
When I am not in the clinic or in class you’ll find me dancing, gazing at the moon, soaking up the natural world, creating magic in my kitchen, exploring shapes on my yoga mat, or splashing around on my surfboard in the ocean.
My work has been a devotional process of self-discovery and inner healing. I am wholeheartedly committed to revealing the blockages that keep me feeling anything less than the full expression of my true nature and most genuine self. Let us work together to uncover the radiance that is your birthright!