It all started after highschool. I backpacked through Europe and Africa which cemented a love for adventure and experiencing new communities. I enjoyed immersing myself in different cultures, learning how other people lived in the world.
I love running as a way to feel free from the future, free from the past, and free from worry. For me it is a way to get present and awake.
When I was introduced to yoga in 2000 it punctuated my experience of being mindful of myself as a whole. I did my first yoga teacher training in 2002 and started teaching yoga full time. It terrified me to walk into a room full of people and teach.
I continued to face my fears and share my passion for yoga. Through many years of teaching I learned to find my voice. I also became more confident and independent in many areas of my life.
I spent many years teaching yoga, training for running competitions and improving my skills in both disciplines. I ran my first marathon in New York City in 2005 and tapped into my talent as a long distance runner. I trained so hard and improved over the years to become one of Canada's top marathon runners. At the Toronto Waterfront marathon in 2009 and 2010 I was 1st Canadian Female. Racing became my passion - yet I felt something was missing in my bigger purpose, my greater why.
I lost my Dad in 2014 to alcoholism and this changed my relationship with alcohol. I made a decision to remove it from my life. I feel so peaceful and more connected with my true light and authentic self. I am always willing to share my strength and experience with others to help them along their path.
In 2015 I travelled to India and completed my 300h teacher training. During my time in India I immersed myself at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram in South India for 30 days. This is where I deepened my understanding of meditation.
There was a spark of creativeness within me to offer retreats and create more of a community connection with everyone.
Once back in Vancouver, I fell back into my patterns of keeping busy and filling my schedule. A hamstring injury slowed me down. I loved the running community and still wanted to stay connected with it. I started thinking about Why I Run.
That is when KM Run Club was created.
I completed Level one and Level 2 Teacher Training’s with Baron Baptiste in 2008/2009. In 2019, I committed to completing Level 3 with Baron and signing up for Fit to Lead. I discovered my Why.
The community we have built with KM Run Club is Love. The logo I created expresses Runningintoyoga’s four main pillars. Run, Community, Yoga, Transformation. You show up as yourself and you are accepted fully.
When I am coaching KM Run Club I feel in all ways we are up to something bigger than ourselves. It encapsulates loving yourself and others, and being fully alive!