Welcome to my website and my first blog! 

How did I get to this point?  This is my story so far……but before I continue I have to send a huge thank you to my husband Chris and our kids Emily and Ryan for their support and continued encouragement through this adventure.  I love you all!!!

I am excited and nervous all at once to follow my love of yoga and sharing it with others!  I have been practicing yoga for many years, starting at home in my basement with videos, mostly by Trudie Styler and James D’Silva and working my way into a private studio in the small town of Lac La Biche, Alberta where I live. 

I was very fortunate to find a place to continue and grow my yoga practice with the beautiful Donna Cloutier at Embrace Yoga Studio in 2014.  I continue my practice with her and can’t thank her enough for all she has and continues to do for me (Thank you Donna). 

It was with Donna’s encouragement and recommendation that my path crossed with the amazing Melissa Wasserfall of True Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta.  I was accepted into her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and with that training my teaching journey began.  Melissa is truly like no one I have ever met and I can’t even begin to write enough kind words about her(those of you who know her, know what I am a talking about).  If you ever have the chance to take a class, workshop, teacher training, or anything from her I highly encourage you too!!! 

She is a wealth of knowledge and kindness!   

It is interesting how this story goes as Melissa in turn encouraged me to take my Kids/Teens Yoga Teacher training with the magical Sarah Hasting Morris of Little Wonders Yoga.  Sarah is without a doubt following her true path and talent in teaching yoga to our youth.  She is amazing.   During my time with Sarah we had a discussion about the benefits of incorporating meditation and mindfulness training with yoga and she recommended the training at Lifestyle Meditation in Edmonton.  I then found myself at the Lifestyle Meditation Learn to Teach Kids & Teens Meditation Teacher Training this fall.  This was by far the largest class I had the pleasure of being of part of and was led by the awesome Kayley Weisbrot.  This training was so much more than I had expected and I plan on continuing my training with the Lifestyle Meditation tribe.

I have only met inspiring people who have lead me to meet more amazing people through yoga and my trainings.    

It has all taken me to this point and I have to thank the extremely talented Jillian Schecher of Jillian Schecher Studio who has designed my logo, business cards and this beautiful website!  She has patiently lead me through all the design aspects and I thank her for her time and expertise.  She is such a lovely, inspiring, and professional designer to work with and I am grateful that our paths crossed when they did.  I hope we work together again in the future.

It has been an amazing year and I couldn’t have anticipated it which is the best thing about this life.  I am excited for what the journey ahead may bring.

So with that I welcome you to Happy Living Yoga and invite you to join me as I continue this journey!