My working life as a physiotherapist has been in Vancouver, in private practice (1991-2005), as well as a physiotherapy consultant with BC Hydro. Since 2005, I have worked from my home office as a private practitioner. I graduated with a Bachelor of Education (1986), followed by a Bachelor of Science in Physical therapy (1990), from the University of Alberta.
I am trained in Osteopathic medicine (Visceral Manipulation) through the Barrel Institute, and in Cranio-sacral therapy with the Upledger Institute.
In 2009, I became a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and I use this combined approach, guiding clients towards better self care. I obtained my Intermediate Junior II certification in Iyengar Yoga in 2016. Most recently, I have served on the board of the Iyengar yoga association of Vancouver (2014 -2019), as recording secretary and president.
I will continue to treat and teach clients, working part-time combining physiotherapy, osteopathy and Iyengar yoga training from my home office and yoga studio – “Mountainview Yoga Studio” in Vancouver centrally located between Main and Fraser street, just south of 33 ave.
For appointments or inquiries, please contact me at 604 671 9159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each day I am thankful for the country and city that I have lived over the past three decades. I am grateful for the opportunity of working within the health care and rehabilitative systems providing helpful services and education to my clients.
Clients can be our biggest teachers guiding the concerned therapist to continue their quest for knowledge and understanding of the human body.
I intend to continue my learning within the Iyengar system as well as nurturing a passion for gardening and outdoor activities over the coming years.
Thank you to my students and clients, you are the true guides and teachers of my working journey !
Natural Alignment – What is it?
For the past few years, I have been involved with Jean Couch and The Balance Center in California as a participant in the Teacher training program. The requirements of this certification are as follows:
To become a Certified Instructor, you must take the 200 hours of Teacher Training.
Hours break down into 150 hours of class time and 50 hours of hands on apprenticeship.
When taken in it’s entirety, each week long intensive consists of 30 hours of class time and 10 hours of apprenticeship. Taking 5 week long teacher intensive (40 hours each) will fulfill class time and apprenticeship requirements.
- Teacher Training Class Hours- 200 hours or 5 Week Long Intensives taken at your own pace
- Assisting Component
- Security Screening
- To maintain certification, re certification weekend class taken once a year.
In February/March 2021, I will be taking my 5th and final intensive on-line course with Jean Couch of The Balance Center.
Please look for developments as I continue this certification process. It is my plan to offer small Natural alignment/Spinefulness classes. These classes will be a combination of theory and practice in order to understand and feel the benefits of Natural alignment.