Jewel in the Lotus: Thoughts of a Yogini


“May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be connected. And may you be free of suffering and the roots of suffering.”

February Schedule
Monday February 4 at 7pm Yin
Friday February 8 at 7pm Yin/Restorative
Monday February 18 (Family Day) at 10am Yin
Thursday February 21 at 7pm Yin
Thursday February 28 at 1pm Yin

On February 23 I’m teaching a two hour yin and mindfulness mediation workshop at YogaGrove. For more information go here and scroll down to the Fundamentals of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Workshop.

Regular classes will be held at my loft/studio.  The price for the semi-private workshop style class is now $30 per person per class. Please reserve your spot asap as the class is limited to two to three students. You can pay me directly or e-transfer me the money. Contact me at

Up & Coming Events:
Looking for a retreat. Why not join me on this almost sold-out retreat at a farmhouse in Umbria in June, 2020. I am happy to report this retreat is almost sold out. I have only one spot left. So act now to snag the remaining sport. Deposit required. Payment scheme available. To see more about this and check out the farmhouse in more detail, including a gallery of photos, you can go to my website.
Closer to home I am teaching a boutique style retreat at Traverston Bed and Breakfast in Markdale June 7th and June 8th. There are only three rooms so room only for three yogis. It’s an opportunity to dig deep over the weekend in a beautiful country home. Fees are on a sliding scale for the room. The fee includes all vegetarian meals. The first bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, tv and a four poster queen size bed is $155 per night — $310 plus HST for the weekend. The second bedroom — with a queen size iron bed and shared bath — is $135 a night or $270 plus HST for the weekend. The third bedroom has a double size antique mahogany four poster bed with shared bath. It’s $125 per night — $250 plus HST for the weekend. You will pay the owner of the bed and breakfast directly for accommodation and meals. I will give you the contact information when you reserve your spot. On top of that there will be a teaching fee of a flat $200 that is payable to me.
Later this year I am also teaching, along with yogi and friend Sunny Smith, a yoga retreat in November, 2019 at Harmony Dawn, a retreat centre in Hastings, Ontario. For more information on this go to the Canadian Retreats tab on this webpage. You will pay Harmony Dawn the fee for accommodation and meals and then pay Sunny and myself for our teaching fee.

EXCITING NEWS: Yin and Mindfulness Teacher Training
For a long time, I have been wanting to share with students and teachers in Toronto the knowledge I have gained from studying with Sarah and Ty Powers, Paul and Suzee Grilley and others. And after much thought, I’ve put together a yin and mindfulness teacher training. It will take place at the Theatre Centre in May, 2019. For more details check it out here. The training will be open to students of yin, teachers of yin and yang yoga and health practitioners. It is a 28 hour course that will take place over two weekends. The fee will be $500 per person. Two spots have been snapped up. I only want a maximum of six to eight students. It is an opportunity to study in a small group — the best way to learn. Please contact me asap if you’re interested. A deposit is required to save your spot. And a payment schedule is available with payments at the end of February and mid-April. I am just finishing the manual for the course. It’s going to be epic.

Meditation Series: The next meditation class in the series will take place on Saturday February 2 at 10 am. Email me if you want to register. The fee is $15 a class. Meditation is such an important practice. It can help build a sense of equanimity and compassion that is so helpful in navigating the world in these often turbulent times.
And now for something completely different.
Beside private classes in my home/studio, I am also offering online live yin and or meditation classes by appointment only. You can join me for a private one on one via Skype or Face Time at your convenience. No worrying about traffic or getting out on time from work. You just need to email me and we’ll set up a convenient time. Here’s an opportunity to work with me one on one with any concerns or questions about meditation or yin and take a class all from the comfort of your home. The fee for an online private yin class will be $30 for 45 minutes and for private meditation class it will be $15 for a half hour or $30 for an hour. You can buy time per class or by a group of 5 or 10 classes.