Fondation Yoga Mala
Please follow this link to view a short video of the work we do at The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre with the support of the Yoga Mala Foundation.
I am honoured to share this with you.
Yoga for Palliative Care
Please join us for the 5th Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Vaudreuil Soulanges Palliative Care Residence right here in Hudson! Bring a friend!
Together we made a difference
For many years, as I progressed through my journey in dance and fitness, I knew in my heart that one day I would teach Yoga as well. I kept putting off the decision to take a teacher training course, mainly because I wanted to make sure that I learned from the best, so I could offer the best.
Inspiration comes to us in many ways over our lifetime; mine came from my dear friend, Penny Grigg. She had been telling me for years that I had a natural healing and nurturing way, a gift so to speak and urged me to finally just become a Yoga teacher.
Sadly Penny passed away on March 5th 2012 after 3 years of cancer and all its challenges. The last time I saw her was in Palliative Care in the week before she died. We both knew it was our last time seeing each other. As I bent over to hug and kiss her, I noticed a beautiful 1988 brochure from the Omega Center on her pillow. Penny had asked her father to pick it up from her house because she knew I was visiting. She looked me in the eyes and made me promise to finally take the steps towards becoming a Yoga teacher. Tearfully I gave her my word.
A requirement of the 500 hr Naada Yoga teacher training I followed was to give 15 hours of Community based Yoga classes. This was the birth of the 1st annual Community Fundraiser for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson, Quebec , where I reside and teach. In 2015 we raised 1350$, in 2016 we raised 1500$ and 2017 we raised 1885$.
I am honoured and humbled by everyone’s support and generosity. Thank-you!
Together we made a difference!