What's this all about?

What's "kayfabe"?

Kayfabe is a term used in professional wrestling which means to create an illusion or to uphold appearances which are oftentimes deceitful.

So, what does that have to do with yoga?

I was a wrestling fan growing up.  As fate would have it, I became actively involved in Winnipeg's independent wrestling scene in 2003 (and still going!).  I quickly learned about kayfabe and navigating people, separating what was a curated image and what was the truth.  

My yoga journey began in 2006.  As I delved deeper into my practice, I was able to start seeing beyond the illusions I had knowingly and unknowingly created about myself as well as the world around me.

And you are...?

My name's Holly and I'm here to be your personal yoga guide!  :)  I started practicing yoga in 2006 but it wasn't until 2016 that I finally decided to get my yoga teacher training certificate.  I graduated from a 300 hour teacher training program offered by Source Yoga in June 2016 which included training in alignment (Iyengar & anusara based), yin and restorative, and vinyasa. I am registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.  In December 2016, I completed a 100 hour teacher training in Physiologic Yoga which is based in physiotherapy and restorative yoga.

My style of teaching is authentic and ridiculous because that's who I am.  You won't find any of that "live, laugh, love" stuff with me or fluffy metaphors.  ;)  There's a lot of laughing and having fun in my classes.  It's only yoga - we don't have to take it so seriously!  I love working with diverse people: all body types, abilities, and expressions welcome!  

My favourite part of teaching is when students have that lightbulb moment and realize they can do so much more than they thought they could; that they themselves are so much more than they thought they were.  They created this narrative that limited them and then I help guide them past it to who they really are.  Let me help you explore the illusions that you've applied to yourself, to life, and let's see if we can change them.