What motivates you to teach? I'm motivated to teach yoga because I know it has an immediate and sometimes very profound effect on my students. I like to see it in their eyes.
How would you describe your class style? My class style is strong and steady. I might crack the occasional yoga joke and I might ask you to do it one more time for good measure; but for the most part, I want to see your bones and joints in proper alignment and your heart full of light & love!
What is your spirit animal? My spirit animal is definitely the Orca. I respect the matrilineal family pods that roam the waters around the Vancouver Island coasts. I feel most at home myself while roaming the same oceans and eating fresh coastal salmon.
What makes you smile? I smile all the time... except when I'm frowning... which happens a lot, too... I usually feel most smiley after my yoga practice and when I'm outside. I also smile a lot with my daughter.
Most embarrassing moment. There have been many, truly embarrassing moments in my life. But a most recent embarrassment involved over om-ming long after my teacher and all the other students went quiet! I think I was swept away in the OM and wanted to chant on!
If someone asked you for random piece of advice, what would you say? If someone asked me for advice, I would suggest listening to the heart; knowing your mind; and find a way to act without upsetting your belly. The belly always knows.
Favourite book? My favourite yoga book is definitely Light on Yoga, by BKS Iyengar. Any serious student should own a copy and any serious teacher should own a dog eared copy.