Hello! Nice to meet you.
I’m a Canadian yoga teacher, language enthusiast, and lover of hockey and music, who lives in Sundsvall, Sweden. I moved to Stockholm, Sweden in January 2011, and up to Sundsvall a year later.
This website functions as a portfolio, for both my yoga teaching, as well as for my editing/proofreading work.
A little more about me?
I’ve spent most of my life living on the West Coast of Canada, and in the Edmonton-area. Naturally, I’m an Oilers fan (and Bruins, too!). I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, and have previous experience working for the Oilers, Nettwerk Music Group, and as a legal secretary. More recently, I’ve taken over a yoga studio, Yogashala Sundsvall, here in Sundsvall, and do occasional editing and translating for the Nordic Yoga Institute.
Yoga-wise, I’m trained in Virya Yoga with the Nordic Yoga Institute, which qualifies me as an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance, an international governing body for yoga teachers, which requires knowledge of anatomy, and much more. I am most familiar with Virya Yoga (naturally), yin, restorative, and anusara. Because I started practicing yoga because of back problems and injury, I am extremely mindful of the needs of my students, use a lot of props, and focus on alignment and biomechanics. Yoga is also a great way to minimize stress and train the mind, and I like to focus on breathing techniques as well. I am a bit of an anatomy nerd, and I hope to be able to attend Sports Science courses at Mitt Universitet in the near future, once my Swedish is up to scratch. Studying philosophy and history are also passions of mine, and I’m quite immersed in Tibetan Buddhism right now.
In addition to this, I personally think that yoga is a great form of training for athletes, because it improves flexibility and trains both the body and mind. I teach classes specifically developed for athletes on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, where we focus on slowly building up flexibility, while playing off the strengths athletes have (pun perhaps intended there). Biomechanics and alignment are key here, but so are breathing techniques that increase concentration. Many athletes practice yoga. A few prominent examples are: Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins goalie, two time Vezina Trophy winner, and 2011 Stanley Cup champion), LeBron James (basketball player with the Miami Heat, two time NBA MVP), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball legend). The American national women’s hockey team also practices yoga.
English-speakers are more than welcome to any of my classes. My schedule is available here. Otherwise, private classes in English are welcome, too! Please contact me for more information, or if you have any questions.