Tori's classes are a lighthearted and eclectic environment. She delights in teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do or enjoy. Her emphasis on positive body awareness and respect for individual needs allow everyone to practice in a way that feels safe, accessible, and beneficial.
Tori initially tried yoga to help her recover from rugby injuries, and was hooked by the quiet and nurturing nature of the practice. Over a decade later, her knees and back are doing fine and Tori has an appreciation for her body that she never thought possible.
Tori has a degree in Social Work through the University of Calgary. Though no longer practicing social work in a formal setting, she remains passionate about social justice and building healthy communities. Tori completed her first yoga teacher training in 2008 through the World Conscious Yoga Family in Rishikesh, India. She has since completed multiple yoga and movement training programs through Yogaworks, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Paul Grilley, Heart and Bones Yoga, Yoga Detour, and Leslie Kaminoff. While Tori has a dedicated spiritual practice of her own, her yoga classes are secular out of respect for the diverse belief systems and cultures of those who attend.
Tori lives in downtown Edmonton, Canada. When she was little Tori wanted to be a superhero. Due to the laws of gravity, she settled for being a yoga teacher. Which is perfect because she at least gets to wear the tights.