A free spirit is how my friends would best describe me. I embody a passion for teaching yoga, traveling the world, drum and base and laughter into this one body and big smile.
I’ve learned so many valuable lessons in my journey through life so far, yet one of the most prominent came at a time when I was directing the Canadian version of the ‘TED’ conferences. For years I brought together thousands of people to listen to these amazing thinkers, do’ers and shakers and was quite proud of the position I held. I was very successful at my job, met many celebrities and worked alongside some very elite people.
After years of schooling and the envy of all my friends I thought I had reached what was called ‘success’. The thing about success though is you have to define it for yourself or it just doesn’t ‘fit’. I knew and felt that there was something more for me out there, but in order to find it I had to start listening to my own heart, to create my own path and to define my own success. I did this the best way I knew how which was to cut all ties that defined me. I broke away from the “great” job, the “perfect” apartment, the long term relationship and came into a place of nothingness.
I won’t say it was easy but each day I count my blessings for having the strength to trust myself enough to listen to that voice inside of me. The voice that spoke the truth. It was the best decision I ever made. I am now a different me; a real me, an authentic me. Someone who loves to inspire people towards positive change; on and off the mat, to follow their passion, get real with themselves first and to not be afraid to show their true colors. Cyndi Lauper said it best; maybe she was on to something …