Vocational:

  • Mindful Yoga Teacher, Unity Yoga; 2017
  • Peer Outreach & Research, Gender & Sexual Health Institute; 2017-current
  • Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Fully Woven; 2016-current
  • Peer Advocate, Positive Women’s Network; 1994-2017
  • Mindfulness in Motion facilitator, HIV/AIDS community; 2008-current
  • Education Outreach, Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology; 2006-2010
  • Anglican 3rd Order Franciscan monastic; 1994-2011
  • Hospice Chaplain; 2000-2006

Yoga Certifications:

  • Foundations of Yoga Therapy, 300 hrs; 2017
  • Enriched Foundations of Yoga Teacher Training, 240 hrs; 2015

Academic:

  • MDiv, Feminist Theology; 2010
  • BA, Human Services – Psychology & Sociology; 2001
  • BSc, Environmental Studies; 1989

Continuing Education:

  • Foundations of Narrative Therapy; 2016
  • Healing Trauma Through Yoga w/ David Emerson; 2016
  • Yoga Outreach Core Training for Trauma-Sensitive Teaching; 2016
  • Yoga for the Brain: The Neuro-Psychophysiology of Stress and Trauma; 2016
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training; 2015
  • End of Life & Palliative Care; 2002

Volunteer:

  • Yoga Teacher, Yoga Outreach; 2016-2017
  • Usher, East Vancouver Cultural Centre (The Cultch); 2013-current
  • Board Member, Pacific AIDS Network; 2013 – current
  • Karma Yogi, Unity Yoga & Tea House; 2012-2017
  • Art Room Attendant, Dr. Peter Centre; 2010 – 2012
  • Acolyte, Christ Church Cathedral; 2006-2013
  • Board Member, Canadian AIDS Society; 2000-2006, 2010-2012

Awards & Adventures

  • Pilgrimage across France & Spain; 900 km, 2012
  • Kevin Brown Hero Award, AccolAIDS Positive Living BC; 2010
  • Pilgrimage around Ireland, 1600 km; 2007