nice to meet you!
i'm so glad our paths have crossed. welcome to my website.
i started taking gym yoga classes at the facility where my husband worked in 2003. i found my root teacher and yoga community in 2004 in fabulous downtown Vancouver, USA. this incredible community of folks grew me into the lover of community supported wellness practices that are the root of what we do here, and are my source of nourishment to this day.
alongside my friends Julie and Deb, i opened The Breathing Room in 2014. we officially closed the physical doors there in March of 2020. covid-19 and the shelter in place restrictions brought an enormous perspective shift in my heart/mind about what it means to profit off of and present myself as someone responsible for teaching "yoga"; an ancient and sacred series of Hindu practices that i have come to realize i know so very little about.
i am not connected to a traditional lineage of dharma stewards, although my root teacher, Yvonne/Sundari is an incredible teacher, i find myself unsure about how to proceed as a "yoga teacher" when i myself am still learning about what yoga is, and how it should best be shared/taught.
you are most welcome to join me here for group "classes" where i lead us to consider all of this as we move, breathe, rest, contemplate philosophies, ideas + culture, and ultimately~ develop a practice that holds us accountable in our access.
i have linked here a couple of folks whom i am currently learning from, and other materials that are inspiring my learning. you can find those on the RESOURCES page. they are frequently updated for you. please check them out!
my intention here is to nourish community, inspire curiosity + understanding of stewardship, and offer you my honest companionship.
with gratitude, i honor the pure hearts of my teachers as they have helped shape the student i am today: sundari sita ram, julie mccoy-cox, gepina caterina + danielle lee, among others who have nurtured me along the way. i am also a student of Wah Lum Kung Fu and honor my sifu hiep dang and his efforts to teach me this very old and powerful Chinese tradition.
i am currently working as a phlebotomist in a local hospital, enjoying musical theater classes and enjoying this phase of my life.
please poke around here + feel free to reach out via the comment section on the home page. may all beings be happy + free. may our practice bring merit to all beings.