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Ania’s Story

I was first introduced to yoga over 10 years ago; I think curiosity led me there. At that time, I was completing my post secondary studies in Psychology, with the goal to one day open my own psychotherapy practice. For as long as I can remember, I felt the need to help others in any way I can, but found that psychotherapy didn’t feel like the right career path for me.  I left it behind, perusing other career goals and dreams – music being one that is ever prominent in my life.

Years passed and I still felt a pull toward healing work. I looked up courses in Music Therapy but found I didn’t have the requirements for a Masters Degree, and full time school seemed daunting and expensive. I actually still would love to someday explore that option. Sound, and especially music, can be such a powerful healer.

While I think more on that, time passes and I reconnect with Yoga through one of those deal websites – 5 hot yoga classes in the dead of winter seemed like a great idea. It was. They reignited a spark. A couple months later, I discovered Liv Yoga Studio* and met a couple teachers who made me realize that I wanted more out of my practice.

In early 2012 I decided to embark on the journey of a yoga teacher. After researching some courses, I was drawn to the one at Kula. I had previously taken several classes at the studio and it felt very right to study there. I can truly say it was the right choice and I’m fully aware that it is just the beginning of a life long journey. In the fall on 2013, I continued on this journey to complete Restorative Yoga Teacher training. In the last few years, and now at over 500 hours of training, I have attended many workshops as well completing New Leaf Yoga Foundation‘s training geared at working with at-risk-youth from a trauma informed framework and Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics Level 1 and Level 2 training.

In July 2012, I adventured outside of Yoga training and received my Reiki I certification and now am a Reiki II certified healer. For a limited time, Reiki treatments will be available at a discounted rate, with a sliding scale of fees to suit most budgets. More details are on the Reiki page.

I also offer competitively priced private yoga sessions. More information is here.

I have a deep love for the outdoors, having also worked in outdoor education and as a canoe guide. I am an avid rock climber and in the last few years, have found a passion for running. I am a life learner and a keeper of random knowledge. My journey has recently brought me to essential oils and finding more natural ways to support my wellness and my life. I’m excited to share this with my community.

*unfortunately now closed