« Yoga and I connected informally in the early 2000s through Kriya yoga, then more formally through Hatha yoga classes given by the initial Ottawa Men’s Yoga group, begun by Loren Crawford in 2007. With Loren’s encouragement, I completed my Yoga Alliance-recognized 200-hour Hatha teacher training program at the Upward Dog Yoga Centre in 2009.
No stranger to body work, I practiced and taught Tai Chi before perfecting my therapeutic and sports massage skills, which I've provided since the early 90s part-time almost exclusively to the men’s community.
I also volunteered as a massage therapist at the Living Room, the drop-in centre affiliated to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, for a few years.
More often than not, the massage table graciously moves aside to make room for the yoga mat, from which I enjoy continuing to work with Ottawa’s men’s community and making sense of the daily challenges of combining a sound body, a sound mind and a balanced lifestyle.
I am an avid environmentalist and a strong believer in healthy nutrition and a responsible, physically active lifestyle. Everything goes hand in hand, and with everything I get involved in, I practice the 'tread lightly' approach.»