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I want to take a moment to acknowledge that you are here right now, in this moment.  Thank you for being here.  I want to invite you now to PAUSE and then to take a conscious breath...  Breathing In...  and Breathing Out...  Thank you :) 

A Path of Presence 

I can vividly recall the first time I experienced profound "presence".  I had been reading the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and one afternoon, much like any, I was gazing outside a large window at my school.  The building faced a road, and across the road, there was a sidewalk lined with trees.  Inspired by Tolle's book, I decided to give awareness a try.  While gazing upon a tree, just for a moment, my thoughts had quieted.  Instead, I was witnessing the tree just as it was, without any labels, thoughts or ideas.  Simply looking and observing.  I noticed what it was like to really see colors, noticed the subtle shimmer of the leaves and branches and felt a remarkable aliveness in this thing we call "tree".

Since then, I have wholeheartedly continued exploring this path: A Meditation Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor and Human Being who finds peace when anchored into the present moment.  I have completed several 10-day silent meditation retreats including my first one in India in 2016 as well as my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre in 2017.  In 2022, I completed an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course created by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Influences include Vipassana Insight Meditation, Authentic Relating, Non-Violent Communication as well as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Jon Kabat-Zinn.