Drawn to Buddhism in my mid-teens, I went to Concordia University in Montréal where I studied Buddhism at the graduate and post-graduate levels. In my first year of studies I joined a meditation group (Tibetan Buddhist lineage) which taught me the foundations of how to meditate and how the mind works from a Buddhist perspective. In 2000 I began the practice of Yoga asana. I have been a practitioner of Yoga ever since, and became a certified teacher in 2011. I now teach, mostly privately.
My continued passion for Buddhism and Yoga prompted me to travel around the world spending months on end in various Buddhist Monasteries, Temples, and immersing myself in Yogic studies and healing centres. Infused by the teachings of Lamas while living among Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns, I was steeped in a way of life that engenders Happiness for oneself and others, learning what causes suffering and what increases — and allows you to attain — Happiness or Well Being.
Having been told often over the course of my life that I was a‘good listener with a ‘calm presence,' I applied these innate skills to the study and practice of Psychotherapy. I completed my studies in Spiritual Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto in 2016 and for six years I have been offering one on one sessions since then and am a Registered Psychotherapist.
In April 2020, I received the designation of Certified Hypnotherapist in the Spiritual Counselling Practice of Depth Hypnosis after two years of studying Depth Hypnosis through the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a School for Consciousness Studies, in New York and California. You can read more about Depth Hypnosis here.
Most recently, I have completed the Advanced Training in Plant Medicine which helps clients prepare for and integrate their Plant Medicine experience and the Advanced Applied Shamanism certificate through the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. I have also completed my certification in Advanced Depth Hypnosis.
Currently I am completing my first book and applying for an MA in Psychedelics and Consciousness Studies.