Teacher Spotlight


I can’t imagine life without yoga. My journey changed after a life-changing (enhancing) diagnosis a handful of years ago. Forrest Yoga touched my body, mind and soul, offering me strength to face my fears and a platform from which I could make life-changing decisions. Forrest Yoga resonated so deeply within me, my essence, my very being and even today, my personal practice is still changing my life in ways I had never expected. Realizing the incredible benefits of Forrest Yoga, I quit my job and decided to become a Forrest Yoga teacher, knowing I wanted to offer something that I believed in wholeheartedly, to others.

I completed the Foundation Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in San Francisco in the spring of 2015, completed my Mentorship 2 years later and I am now teaching full-time. I will be doing the Advanced Teacher Training next year in 2020 as well as completing my 300hour Teacher Training. My studies in biodynamic massage and body psychotherapy continue, as does my desire for living life in full colour, right to the edges, making the ‘most alive choice’ at every given opportunity.

I am also a NewfieMom, and live in the heart of Dartmoor with my 2 gorgeous Newfoundland woofs, Millie and Rolo: two astonishing creatures, each with their own incredible gifts to share and lessons to impart.

As a child, I was a shutterbug, with my camera an extension of my arm. I love art. Music. Paintings. Reading. Stories. Language. Your body is one such story. And the child in me still loves to create, to tell stories, to help you tell your story. Let Forrest Yoga help you feel for the stories in your body. (You) seen, changes your relationship. With Everything.

Our lives are filled with moments where we choose to leap or stay put. And there’s no substitute for following your dream and doing what you love…. and whatever you do out of love has a future. My commitment to this magnificent practice, this way of being, is stronger than ever….SYMI

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"I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to dance in the moonbeams and hear the stars sing. I don't want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic...!"