I am a passionate yoga instructor, holistic nutritionist, health coach and trained birth doula. I love to share my interest and knowledge of the perinatal period through lively and active classes and workshops encouraging women to feel empowered through the sacred process of pregnancy and motherhood. I provide an open and supportive environment for learning, sharing and connecting.

I am empathetic to challenging demands of motherhood so I like to foster community and sharing to normalize experiences, break taboos and embrace the potential for spiritual growth.

I have been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2010. I left my desk job in 2012 to pursue my career in holistic nutrition, health coaching and yoga. I currently live in Ottawa, Ontario with my young son, loving husband and two mischievous cats.

I am honoured to have been nominated for Best Yoga Teacher in Ottawa two years in a row (2016 & 2017) for the Ottawa Faces Magazine Awards.

 

Professional Training

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children - Victoria Lynes, Ottawa, 2017

The New Wav of Yoga - Michael Stone, 2017

Fertility Yoga Teacher Training - Family Passages to Wellness, Vancouver, 2016

The Perinatal Pelvic Floor: A Workshop for Birth Professionals - Andrea Plitz, PT, Ottawa, 2015

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Blooma, Toronto, 2014

DONA Birth Doula training - DONA International, Montreal, 2014

Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) - Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Ottawa, 2011-2013 

Holistic Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, 2012-2013

Yoga Alliance Certified 200hr Yoga Teacher Training - Adishesha Yoga Zone, Ottawa, 2009

Ashtanga Primary Series Adjustment Training - Ashtanga Yoga Productions, Ottawa, 2008

Honours Anthropology/Archaeology Degree - Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 1996-2000

I continue to study in my areas of interest which are: women's health, pregnancy and fertility, yoga therapy, pranayama and detoxification. I am also interested in


The services of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist are gaining recognition as an important piece of overall health and wellbeing, as well as preventative care. As a CAHN-Pro member, some of my services may be covered by your extended health benefit plan. Contact me for more information.

I am still learning.
— Michelangelo