Hey! I’m Jenn.
I’m a yoga teacher, writer, life coach and proud owner of a boathouse yoga studio in Muskoka. While that sentence makes it seem like I wear many different hats, it doesn’t feel that way to me. Everything I do is tied together with a common thread.
My passion for helping you embrace who you really are so you can live the life you’re meant to.
I believe the biggest barrier standing between you and the life you dream of is - you. There’s an undeniable connection between what you think and how you feel. The unrealistic expectations, constant comparison, overwhelm and self doubt that holds you back is all created up in that brain of yours. The good news? You have the power to change your life and it all starts within. I’ve spent the last decade exploring this, understanding it and learning how to use the power of my mind to my advantage instead of to my detriment.
I’m here to help you do the same.
What made me so passionate about all of this?
Let’s start at the very beginning.
There I was. Twenty years old sitting on a couch in front of a therapist who said you should really go to yoga. I resisted, as any depressed and anxious dancer that could touch her toes would but a force greater than me - thanks Mom - dragged me to class. Yoga taught me to pay attention to the moment and in practicing this, I realized there was an annoying voice in my head constantly taking me out of it.
I could finally pinpoint what made me so miserable: ME. And just like that, I fell in love with this practice not because of what it did for my body but because of what it did for my mind. I completed my first 200-hour Teacher Training through Power Yoga Canada in 2011 and have continued to grow and evolve since, most recently through my 300-Hour Training with Jason Crandell. In 2012, I opened a summer studio on Lake Rosseau and started pinching myself daily that this was ‘work’. I spent 6 years splitting my time between Toronto and Muskoka teaching yoga, leading retreats and running my studio. What a lovely little life, right? Just when I was patting myself on the back for having it all figured out:
My (soon to be) hubby had the opportunity to work abroad and we went for it. I found myself in London for 8 months of the year starting from scratch with teaching and asking myself:
What do I really want to do with my life?
I love yoga. I always will and I know that sharing it with you is a big part of my calling. I also realized when I momentarily stepped away from it that it’s just a piece of the larger picture of what I’m here to do which stretches beyond the four corners of a yoga mat.
And so began an exciting new chapter that I know the last decade has been preparing me for. In 2018 I stopped second guessing myself and took a leap I’d been toying with for years. I enrolled in iPEC’s Certified Professional Coach Training Program and have been immersed in understanding the tools that create the lasting change and transformation I’ve witnessed in myself. And now I want to share that with you. As a coach, my mission is to help you appreciate who you really are so you can tap into your full potential. Wherever those changes need to take place, I’m here to help you ditch the doubt and get clear on what you want so you can start living the life you’re meant to.
Ready to build a life you love?
It starts with you.
I’d love to chat. Fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch to book our powerful conversation. We’ll talk about where you are, dream of all the places you can go and how I can best support you on your way there. And beyond that, let’s stay in touch. Join me on Instagram for regular doses of perspective and positivity, Facebook and in my private group Stretch Your Soul where I stream weekly at home classes and meditations so you can stay connected to your practice no matter how busy life gets. And if you really want to experience some magic together, join me in person for a yoga class, weekend retreat or coaching in the boathouse - I know I’m just a little biased but it’s such a special space!
I’d love to see you soon.
Thanks for stopping by.