Welcome to this blog, home to a collection of articles, opinion editorials, reviews, and journals about travel, health, nutrition, movement, nature, spirit, art, people, and even surfing. The theme that links them all: the body.
I am a Nutritious Movement™ Restorative Exercise Specialist in training, body worker by dedication, and writer & editor by professional background.
In 2014, after a lengthy and successful career at the Royal Bank of Canada as a manager within the marketing and communications teams, I left the private sector to focus on studying and working with the body.
I work with private clients to enhance health through movement. In addition to offering Restorative Exercise, I am also trained as a Gym Instructor; all approaches to the body have value and it’s fun and useful to build strength and muscle, especially for a woman like myself who has explored the stretchy edges of movement practice a lot in the past.
As an exciting extra, I collaborate with fitness-pro and mum Maggie Stephens to offer mixed-ability Zumba classes, events, and retreats. I’ve been trained as a Zumba instructor but she is a Zumba dancer and instructor extraordinaire with decades of experience as a professional teaching movement classes. Our favourite rhythms include: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, African Beats, and Indian rhythms such as Bhangra, Bollywood, Lavani, and Garba.
You’ll notice from this blog that I have been travelling widely since 2014 and have spent significant time in Sri Lanka, India, and Tanzania. In Asia, I started to surf, another great way to connect with the natural world through movement. I also love the mountains and will lead nature-based movement-focused retreats in the future.
I have learned volumes from a huge diversity of movement practices and am fascinated by approaches to the body which understand it differently to how we have traditionally in the West; including energetic approaches such as Qi Gong; innovative practices such as Animal Flow; useful, empowering, connecting systems such as MovNat; self-care routes such as Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®; working with suspension systems such as the TRX; body sculpting moves as modelled by trainers such as Tracy Anderson; and any practice which does not artificially divide the body from the mind and the spirit.
When possible, I still accept commissions for copywriting, editing, and proof reading but time for that work is now very limited so preference is given to my current client book. View my full profile on LinkedIn or contact me directly here.
Thanks for visiting me on this adventure,