Gillian’s first experience with Yoga was in the midst of her sales career in Toronto. Her life was hectic and she needed something to help her unwind at the end of each day. Shortly after Gillian began practicing regularly, she discovered the therapeutic impact that yoga had on her life. Improving her scoliosis and helping her to manage chronic migraines, stress and anxiety.
Yoga quickly became a source of healing in her life – both physically and mentally. She felted empowered, creative and more peaceful. Gillian knew that she wanted to share this practice with others.
Since 2010, Gillian has studied and practiced Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Classical Hatha, Dharma, Kundalini, Yin & Restorative Yoga. These lineages continue to inspire her daily practice and her offerings.
Gillian has taught at yoga studios in Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler. Her classes are creative, devotional and include gems of yoga philosophy. Her sequences help students to develop strength, flexibility, awareness and connection. She is passionate about sharing yogic practices that help students find balance, wellness, self-awareness, mental clarity and peace.
Gillian’s goal is to offer her students a nurturing space for healing and growth. She truly believes that yoga can help anyone who wants to live a more joyful and peaceful life.
Training & Certifications
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Ashtanga, Classical Hatha, Hot, Restorative & Yin Yoga, Yoga Plus Toronto, 2011
Weekend Training for Teachers with Kino MacGregor, 2011
100-Hour Ashtanga Immersion with David Robson, Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, 2012
Ashtanga Apprenticeship with Fiona Stang, Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver, 2012
Mantra workshop with Sarah Cutfield, 2015
Thai Massage Therapy Certification, Gordon Waselnuk, 2016
Ashtanga Immersion with David Robson, Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, 2016
Plant-Based Nutrition Certification, Centre of Nutrition Studies at E-Cornell, 2017
Ashtanga Mysore Immersion with Fiona Stang, Whistler, 2017
55-Hour Yin Yoga Training with Jolene Bayda, Vancouver, 2017
Reiki Level 1 Training with Emily Kane at Whistler Yogacara, 2019
Angels & Miracles Retreat with Kyle Gray, Omega Institute, New York, 2019
“Gillian came to us highly recommended from a local yoga studio. She captivated a very large group of Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, that have limited exposure to yoga, with her patience and grace.
Gillian is great at reading participants of her classes, she provides alternative poses or physically assists us to obtain proper postures and gain confidence in our abilities. What I appreciate most of all, is Gillian ability to lead a class through poses that are difficult for some and still make sure that we all come away from the class feeling like some of our stress and muscle tension has melted away.
As the Organizer of our lunch hour sessions with Gillian, I receive feedback from our staff, which is all positive and one staff member even credits Gillian’s classes with relieving her back pain”.
Captain Vicki Ferg, Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Pacific
“I enjoy every Tuesday at lunch when our work group gets together and can forget about the busy lives we work and live in. It’s great to enjoy the solitude of Yoga, relaxation, stretching and inner self.
After the class is so refreshing and makes the afternoon more productive.
Gillian is a wonderful instructor who has a peaceful demeanour and makes the experience amazing”.
Maureen. McCready, Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Pacific
“My body and soul feel rejuvenated after Gillian’s yoga sessions.She has the touch and knowledge to cover our needs.I am always looking forward to her classes”.
Judith Albert, Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Pacific