I didn’t find yoga, yoga found me. I wasn’t ready until I was ready, which happened to be when I joined Sherry’s yoga community a few years ago. My experience began with the physical practice and loving the amazing physical workout I received but when I started to notice my yoga life happening off of the mat, that’s when I knew I was completely devoted to this practice.
I’m dedicated to developing my own personal practice but I also have such a passion for bringing yoga into the lives’ of the kids I teach.
I want to share with them the tools that I’ve learned through yoga; practicing gratitude, staying present, finding compassion AND having fun!
My passions in life are traveling, cooking, being on the water and of course, YOGA! I am forever grateful for all my mentors at HY. xo
|Hometown:||North Sydney, Cape Breton Island|
|Nickname:||My cousins call me “Manders.”|
|Favorite Words:||“Surrender, devotion and love.”|
|I wish for:||Lightness|
|I am thankful for:||Everything.|
|What gives you peace?||Practicing gratitude.|
|Why Yoga?||Yoga wakes me up, physically and spiritually.|
|3 words to describe you:||Positive, fun and open.|
|What/who inspires you?||The beautiful team at HY.|
|What you can’t live without?||Yoga and pizza and wine nights.|
|Favorite yoga pose and why?||I love Padangustastana, it’s an amazing surrender.|
|Secret comfort foods?||Hot chocolate, anything salty and pizza and wine!|
|Words to live by (or your favorite quote):||“Think love, speak love, be love.”|
|Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?):||“Say yes”, Sherry Zak.|
|Words to describe your teaching style?||Fun, inquisitive and energetic.|
|What do you love to do for FUN?||I love to travel, cook, be on my boat and practice yoga with fun music.|
|When/where/with who was your first yoga class?||With my dad about 10 years ago. I got hooked at the old studio at the West End Mall with Sherry and Christina.|
|Local escape:||I love Horse Shoe Island and the B-Well Café on Quinpool Rd.|