Had my first virtual class with Darlene
Was almost like she was in my living room with me !
Thank you Darlene
My sense of adventure took me from a small northern Ontario town to the lower mainland to study human Kinetics. Until university, I spend my time figure skating and playing hockey. Learning about how the human body worked interested me and I never want to stop learning. After university I was given an awesome opportunity to teach figure skating, rec programs and was also able to further my education. As I started my family, I learned pretty quickly that over time, injuries and babies that my body no longer worked the way I had wanted it to. Physically, I was unable to play hockey anymore and realized pretty quickly that I needed to give my body some rest and allow it to heal which led me to my yoga journey. With three kids at home under 2 (we had a foster daughter for a year) the quiet was something I needed and the gentle movements were something my body craved.
In 2011, while pregnant with my third child, my family moved to Edmonton. I took time to settle in and raise my babies. I continued practicing yoga in a studio that I loved and took my Yoga instructor training before relocating to Kelowna.
I have been humbled in learning that if we can learn to listen to our body when it whispers, we don't have to listen to it scream. My body has taught me that self-care is so important… and that I cannot serve from an empty vessel. Now that my babies are all no longer babies, I have spent some time slowly getting back into working outside of my home. Coming to Kelowna I never found a studio that felt like home until I started classes at Complete Core Pilates. I loved the way my body felt after the movement I got to experience. Pilates makes sense to me. As I spent more and more time taking classes and getting to know Kyla, Pilates training made sense for me so I trained in Vernon with Pilates Process. I love learning, and teaching Pilates doesn't feel like work. I get to show up for work and learn just as much as I teach, and that’s pretty amazing. I’m excited to help people learn to listen to their bodies, give them a work out and have a little fun along the way.