Honours Degree in Fine Art
• York University, Toronto Ontario, 1998 - 2002
REIKI / ENERGY WORK
• Reiki 1 Training, 1998, Sarnia Ontario
• Reiki 2 Training, 1999, Sarnia Ontario
• Reiki 1 & 2 refresh, 2012, Toronto, Ontario
• Munay Ki Rights, 2012, Toronto, Ontario
• Energy Medicine Studies, 2013, Savannah Georgia
• Reiki & Seichim Masters, 2013, Savannah Georgia
• Reiki Masters, 2013, Toronto, Ontario
Overall Yoga Training:
• 15 year study and practice of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga.
• 4 year study in Anusara yoga.
• 2 years of practice in Ashtanga Yoga
Anusara Yoga Immersion, Yoga Yoga East, 2009
• 108 hour Anusara Immersion with Robin Golt & Barrie Risman
Hatha Teacher Training, Kula Yoga Studio Toronto, 2010
• Completed 200 hour Yoga Teacher training under Christi-an Slomka.
Anusara Teacher Training, 2010
• Completed 200 hour Anusara teacher training with Robin Golt in Montreal, Canada.
Anusara Therapeutic Training, 2011
• Completed 30 hour therapeutic training with Martin Kirk.
Forest Yoga workshop, 2012
• A weekend with Ana Forest learning the Forest Yoga techniques.
Yoga Hour Teacher Training, 2012
• Refined teacher training for experienced teachers with Darren Rhodes from Tucson Arizona
Asana Junkies Online Course, 2012
• Depth studies on sequencing and shapes with Christina Sell
Ashtanga Yoga Studies, 2013
• A two year dive into Ashtanga yoga practices with David Robson, Toronto Ontario
Anusara Yoga Teachers Intensive, 2011
• With the founder of Anusara Yoga, John Friend in Montclair New Jersey
Ashtanga Yoga Immersion, 2014
• A week-long study on Ashtanga Yoga with David Robson, Toronto Ontario
Running a successful yoga teaching career, 2012 - present
MEDITATION / PHILOSOPHY STUDIES
Studies with AdyaShanti, 2010
• A live weekend workshop on meditation and the soul, Toronto Ontario
• Weekly live online calls
Tantric Philosophy & Meditation, 2010
• Workshop with Hareesh Wallis on Tantric philosophy and meditation.
Tantric Philosophy Workshop, 2011 & 2012
• Full weekend workshops with Douglas Brooks on Tantric philosophy.
Rajanaka Online University, 2011
• 1 year of study in Tantra and Hinduism philosophy with Harvard professor Douglas Brooks
Guidance with Ram Dass, 2015
• One on one online work with Ram Dass. This rocked my world!
Personal Home Practice, 2011-present
BIRTH, MOTHERHOOD & WOMEN’S STUDIES
From Womb To World studies, 2013
• Studies on the soul of a baby making the journey from womb to world with Anna Verwaal, Toronto Ontario
DONA doula studies, 2014
• Labour and birth studies to become a DONA trained doula, Toronto Ontario
Birthing From Within, 2015
• Use of labyrinths, art, sound, meditation, movement, dream work, personal therapy and ritual (some personal and some in community) to prepare for my own labour / the birth of my daughter
• A study through my personal pregnancy on the Hypnobirthing techniques and what it includes / doesn’t include.
Working as a birth doula, 2014-2015
Priestess Path Mystery School, 2014 - 2016
• A two year journey through a women’s mystery school, working with the elements, shamanism & ancient practices with ALisa Starkweather. This journey was profound!
Motherhood, 2015 - present
(Most resumes don’t include this role and yet, it provides fundamental life training. I choose to include it here as a way to begin to recognize Motherhood as a crucial role in society. This should be on every resume!)
• Patience 101
• Mentoring 101
• Unconditional love 101
• Anger management 101
• Self-care 101
• Solitude 101
• Serving Others 101
• Surrender 105
Facilitating Women’s Circles, 2015 - present
• Full moon circles
• Motherhood circles
• Stepping into Menopause
• Celebrating the first menstrual cycle
DEATH AND DYING STUDIES
Personal obsession & personal experience, 2005 - present
• This began with the death of my Father and continued to deepen as life moved on and all my Grandparents passed, as well as a personal miscarriage. Study involved transformational experiences around death and dying within mystery school, numerous books, movies and research of all kinds including cross-cultural information, meditation exercises, writing work imagining my own death with teachers/guides and facing death after the birth of my daughter.
Die Wise Talks, 2016
• A weekend with Griefwalker, master storyteller and teacher on death and dying, Stephen Jenkinson.
Online course with Ram Dass, 2019
• Studies on death and dying from a spiritual perspective.
Facilitating group work, 2015 - present
• Inviting groups to explore their own death through meditation, journaling and in-group sharing.
OTHER EXPERIENCE / TRAINING
Life Coaching & Yoga workshop, 2011
• A weekend immersion with Elena Brower & Lauren Handel from Handel Group, in New York
• Bi-weekly / weekly calls with Hildie Dunn from Handel Group, 2011 - 2013
Crystal Awakenings Course, 2011
• Lessons on crystals and their healing powers with Samantha Chin, Toronto, Ontario
Thai Massage 101, 2012
• Studied in Thailand
Non-Violent Communication Workshops, 2011
• An immersion in the communication technique developed by Marshall Rosenburg, taught by Martha Lasley, Oakville
Astrology 101, 2013
• With the ever knowledgeable and magical Emily Todd, Toronto, Ontario
Mindful Parenting Courses, 2014 (relevant to ALL ages as we all have an inner child!)
• Studies in Gordon Neufeld’s teachings on connection.
Personal Therapy, 2012 - present
• Working with a deeply wise soul for therapy including breathwork, shadow work, and many shamanic, ancient and modern techniques.
Anti-oppression & Anti-racism Training, 2015
• Completed a weekend of workshops at Kula Yoga, with special focus on anti-racism, anti-oppression, gender politics, and body consciousness.
Shadow Work, 2015
• A weekend study in this deeply primal work.
Group Facilitation Experience, 2012 - present
• Guiding numerous groups ranging from 12 - 25 people through transformation exercises including but not limited to yoga, meditation, coaching, breathwork, sounding, song, ritual.
Past Life Regression Training, 2017
• Completed a Past Life Regression course including breathwork studies with Yvonne Oswald in Niagara Falls
Drumming & Voice Work, 2017 - 2018
• Weekly drumming lessons & voice lessons
Tarot & Numerology Course, 2018
• With Psychic Yvonne Oswald, Niagara Falls
Communication Essentials, 2018
• A private 4 day group training with Sandra Boston
Inner workings of a community, 2014 - present
• I’m currently part of a sacred group of women exploring what community means through ritual, gatherings and mindful communication practices.
Anti-oppression Training, 2018
• Awakenings on oppression and how to advocate respectfully and powerfully for those in need. Led by Rachel Ricketts, Toronto Ontario
Transformational Coaching Course, 2018
• Formal coaching training with Dr. Kate Siner
Money and the Soul, 2018
• Teachings for healers/energy workers/coaches on the healing aspects of claiming your worth and the sacred sales process. Led by Rebecca Kain in Australia.
The Sophia Method Course, 2019
• Studies for healers / energy workers with Dr. Kate Siner
And in case you’re curious, my last corporate job…
CORPORATE WORK EXPERIENCE
Leo Burnett (advertising agency)
Art Producer, Sept ’09 to Oct 2011
• Art producing photography stills & motion videos for clients such as Kelloggs,
Investco, Vector, Rice Krispies, Bell Canada & The Source.
• Lead Art Buyer for Bell Canada:
• Art Buying for 3 main agencies: Leo Burnett, Zulu Alpha Kilo, lg2 (in Mtl).
• Managing budgets & making overall recommendations on Bell imagery re:
costs, branding & efficiencies.
• Supervision of database coordinator and managing of Jr. Art producer.