Even as a little girl, I wondered…about everything. Why? What does it all mean? What is the purpose of my life?? I’ve always been drawn to the spiritual path, to understanding, but along the way, I forgot. I forgot and got caught up in the “more” of life. And yet, the hungry part of me was never satisfied.
My search for ‘something more’ brought me face to face with myself. As a three time cancer survivor living with on-going treatment and a former senior marketing executive, who searched for meaning and purpose through work, material treasures and misguided relationships, I’ve come to realize that in fact, the ‘something more’ is IN ME.
Responding to my Divine Appointment (that moment when everything flows together because it was just meant to be) has changed my self-identification from a work-driven life to a life filled with Light and meaning. I’m inspired by Swami Radha - the founder of Yasodhara Ashram located in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia. Her life is proof that at any time, a different kind of life can be lived.
In search of healing and something ‘more’ in my life, I arrived at Yasodhara Ashram for the “10 Days of Yoga” in October 2011. I went to the Ashram looking for answers, meaning and healing. Two months later in January 2012, I returned for the 3 month intensive, Yoga Development Course, and I continued to live, work and teach at the Ashram for three years, utilizing my marketing and advertising experience and skills to help build awareness of the Ashram.
During my time at the Ashram, I became a Yasodhara Yoga teacher certified to teach Hatha Yoga, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Dream Yoga.
I now live and teach in Toronto. As a teacher and always as a student, I continue to learn, I endeavour to support the best in my students, and to share the gifts I have received from living the teachings.
I have made the choice “to grow into the Light, to evolve and cooperate with the divine law in the course of my own spiritual evolution – my purpose in living.” How does this look in my life, day-to-day? I don’t always know but what I do know is that a door has opened.