Here’s a picture of my favourite restorative activity, grounding with mama earth. It’s this heartfelt union with the essential nature of reality – Ananda, or divine bliss – that keeps me centered, and it’s what The Yoga Apothecary is all about.
I’m a devoted long-time yoga practitioner (20 years!) a 500 hr. yoga teacher, a yoga blogger (Body Divine Yoga), and a member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. And I’m in the process of (finally!) completing my certification as a yoga therapist with Ajna Yoga.
In the past six years my commitment to the healing power of nature took me on a new path (more on my personal story here). I began my herbal apprenticeship with the renowned local herbalist Betty Norton and studies for my Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate.
This journey led me to co-found Gather Victoria where as a wild food educator I’ve been busy teaching Victoria residents how to sustainably harvest, cook and preserve the many nourishing foods and medicinal herbs that grow in their neighbourhoods, city streets and backyards.
Now with The Yoga Apothecary, I’m coming full circle with a new nature-based approach to yoga that incorporates my passions for herbalism, wild food, wildcrafting and living in “healing harmony” with mother nature.