Hannah believes deeply in the intrinsic power and wisdom of bodies. She is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist-in-training who comes to this work out of the conviction that accessing our own bodies’ knowledge is both our birthright and a priceless tool of resilience.
Growing up in Encinitas, California, Hannah meditated in Sunday school at Self-Realization Fellowship starting when she was three. After moving to Montréal in 2006 (and experiencing her first winter), she began a regular yoga practice as a way of finding integration and stability within mental illness. Hannah understands herself to be an eternal student of yoga, its philosophies, and mindfulness practices, and welcomes questions about her relationships to any of these things.
Her background includes nearly four years of support work with youth at Head & Hands; running support groups for survivors of sexual assault; writing about gender, mental health, kink, queer family, and polyamory; and organizing community programming for queer people, especially femmes. Hannah completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with the Darby family in 2011, and learned to teach by practicing with Kelly McGrath and completing Curvy Yoga certification with Anna Guest-Jelley. She is currently training as a doula with Montréal Birth Companions, and co-facilitating Mindful Justice: Bridging Spirituality and Social Advocacy with Parneet Chohan.