I am the founder of Balance Works. I have been a movement practitioner for as long as I can remember. I grew up ski racing and competed on the provincial and national alpine ski team. I went on to coach and physically train young athletes as I was going through school. I went on to get a degree in Human Kinetics from UBC and ever since I have been working as a trainer in downtown Vancouver. On a path to healing my body from too many ski crashes on the ski course. I discovered an alignment based yoga style and there began my path to practicing and studying yoga. I have studied over 500 hours of yoga teacher trainings and only hope to continue to evolve and grow as a trainer and movement practitioner. Sessions with me combine to focus of proper alignment and the freedom to play and explore the untapped potential of our bodies.
I've been surrounded by positive role models all my life and I decided that I wanted to be a part of a team that inspires others to live healthy and happily. I proudly represented Canada in the sport of water polo from 1993 - 1999 and was inspired by the coaches and trainers that I worked with during that time. I am a 4 X Canadian National Water Polo champion and participated in the 1995 World University Games in Fukuoka. Upon finishing up my water polo career I decided to take up jujitsu and fell in love the discipline and the art of this style. This led me to train in mixed martial for awhile which led me to boxing. I fought in the inaugural Aprons for Gloves charity boxing event which raised money to build a boxing gym for inner city youth. An amazing experience which changed my life. I went on to explore the practices of yoga and meditation have been pivotal in my growth as a trainer and most importantly a human being. I want to share this experience with my clients and those I meet. I completed his 200hr yoga teacher training at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2010, an experience which inspired my holistic approach to training.