Territory Acknowledgement: I acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations and on whose unceded territory I teach Yoga in an effort to support the attainment of peace and well being. I am grateful to work and live here, and I honour the Nations who have always cared for these lands, waters and air and continue to do so today. Spiritual Lineage Acknowledgement: In the spirit of Aparigraha (non-hoarding)I share what I have been taught. I am a student first and come from a long line of teachers and practice. I offer bows of gratitude to my teachers and have deep reverence for the practice of yoga. As a bi-racial (half Jamaican/half European) woman, Yoga is not born of my culture. I acknowledge that Yoga is a vast 5000 plus year old spiritual practice and even through my attempts, my teaching is not reflective of Yoga in its entirety. I take to heart what my teacher said and "I teach to learn" (Baba Hari Dass), not to show my power.
My commitment to participants and students:
I commit to maintain and deepen my personal practice.
I commit to continue learning with respect and openness so that the fruits of this practice may benefit all beings.
I commit, in the spirit of aparigraha (non hoarding, non greed, non possessiveness) to share what I learn.
Love, gratitude and deep bows to my teachers:
Fay Campbell (my mother and first teacher)
Baba Hari Dass (Babaji) and my teachers at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Joseph and Lillian LePage (Integrated Yoga Therapy)
Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village)
Pema Chodron (Gampo Abby)
Swami Maheshananda Saraswati (Wandering Yogi)
Yogrishi Vishvketu (Akhanda Yoga)
Tari Prinster (Yoga for Cancer)
And all the other teachers, both formal and informal I have met and will meet along the way