What makes you laugh?
A lot of things make me laugh! I feel as though I am always laughing but this has not always been the case. When I was younger I was pretty reserved and I had a tendency to stifle my laughter and cover my mouth when I smiled. At one point when I was feeling really challenged in many areas of my life I made the decision to let go of a job that wasn’t serving me anymore and spend some time traveling solo in South America. That experience really brought me home to myself in many ways and it was during those months that I really learned to laugh.
What's the best part of your practice at Boomerang?
The best part of practicing at Boomerang is the incredible community of teachers and movers who contribute to the space. Smaller class sizes mean we really get to know each other and there is definitely a mutual exchange of knowledge, energy and generosity that characterizes the space and our classes.
What's something about you that might surprise people?
Despite the fact that I love teaching and am a trainer and facilitator, in another realm of my life I’m actually deeply introverted. People tend to disagree with me when I share that with them so I know I don’t appear that way to others, but I definitely need time behind the scenes for quiet recharging.
How do you move outside the studio?
It was a running injury that set me on the path to Pilates and while I do less of that now and try to be more mindful with it, I am definitely still a runner at heart. The intensity of running offers a meditative state which is great for my busy mind which is always processing about 50 things at once if left to it’s own devices. I also rock climb, bike, hike, you name it! I spent a lot of time horse back riding as a kid and this is one of my first loves. (I accept horse sitting gigs too!).
Do you have a pet?
I do not have a pet, but I love dogs. At one point, I had what seemed like a revolving door of dog sitting gigs. My friend who lived with me at the time still brings it up. I think he remembers it fondly. Anyone have a dog in need of sitting? Hit me up!
What is your favourite food?
I describe myself as more of a savoury craver but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my desserts too! I'm not sure I can pick a definitive favourite but lately I have been really into donuts. But not just any donuts, think fluffy, melt in your mouth, not too sweet. Gloryhole in Parkdale has what I like.