JOURNEY & MISSION
Holly’s journey as a yogini began 8 years ago when she started attending classes at Shanti Yoga in Edmonton while studying her undergraduate degree in theatre. As a trauma survivor, Holly discovered yoga’s power to heal and free tensions and traumas from the body, allowing her to regain an ownership of her body and a sense of wholeness that she felt she had lost. From digging deeply to rediscover her own body, Holly became deeply interested in experiential anatomy - asking how we experience our structure thorough internal sensation rather than external analysis.
An incredibly sensitive person since birth, Holly has discovered strength in sensitivity through her work as a yoga teacher. She enjoys giving her students the gift of rediscovering themselves in the present moment, freeing themselves from judgment, and finding joy in the gift of living in a body on this earth and moving with gratitude. Holly has trained in Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett, a primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley and completed her 200-hour teacher training through YogaWorks with Catherine Munro.
Holly is currently training to become an Alexander Technique instructor, and this work has influenced her yoga teaching, bringing a greater balance between effort and ease, between doing and non-doing, between action and attention. Today, yoga is often perceived as a series of poses. However, the word yoga translates directly as “to join” or “to unite”. Holly hopes her classes create a unity on many levels, within each individual and in the greater community. To book a private lesson in person or via skype, email her directly through the contact page.