Hi, I’m Peg!
I am on a mission to educate and empower YOU to live a full and resilient life! And to do this as you learn to connect to your body ... and listen!
To live fully in all the different ways that will support and enhance your life, and in all layers of your being -- body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
I am here to facilitate YOUR transformation where you learn to connect to your body ... and listen; enabling you to make the food and lifestyle choices that are healthy and healing for you -- and that will enable you to create and enjoy a healthy, active, abundant and resilient life!
I have been teaching, coaching, mentoring, counselling and facilitating growth and change in others since I taught my first Learn-to-Swim class at the age of 17.
From that point on I knew I was meant to be a teacher—and over the years I have been drawn to teaching and training people in what I am passionate about!
And here I am with a group of students on the local ski hill, teaching Skiing with Mindfulness!
I support and empower those who desire to change their lives by taking control, by making healthy food and lifestyle choices, by practising sustainable habits that create a future that is happy, healthy and resilient—because that’s what I want too!
In life, one thing we can be sure about is that change will happen – whether we want it to or not. Unwanted change and resistance are major contributors to stress and stress-related aliments.
What would it be like to become aware of your process of change and redefine the relationship you have to it? Though at times we look for outside sources to guide us, somewhere deep inside we know that we must slow down, reconnect with ourselves, and listen to our own inner voice.
And as a life-long teacher and learner, I offer what I have learned to you through my programs to support and empower you in creating your path to a healthy, happy, and resilient life.
Resilient YOU! One-on-One Program
3-months of Private Coaching (includes group Yoga and Culinary Nutrition Workshops PLUS one-on-one Phoenix Rising Life Mentoring sessions.)
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo,Waterloo ON
Bachelor of Education from Western University, London ON
Master of Education from OISE/UT, Toronto ON
Yoga, Pilates and Sports Training
1976 – Level 2 Ski Instructor, Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA)
2004 – Second Wind Pilates+ Mat, Reformer and Integrated MovementTherapies (IMT) Instructor
2011-2015 – Completed several certifications at Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy, Bristol VT: 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, 650-hour PRYT Yoga Therapy Training, 395-hour PRYT Group FacilitatorTraining, 93-hour PRYT Life Mentoring Training, and 300-hour Bridge PRYT Yoga Teacher Training, to full 500-hour Yoga Alliance requirements
2015-2017 – Completed 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and 200-hour Todd Norian’s Ashaya Yoga Teacher Training with Shirlee Williams at Buddha Rider, Collingwood, ON
2015 – Completed 24-hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, with Beth Rutty, Meaford, ON
Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Nutrition Training
2005 – Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN), Mississauga; teaching at CSNN since 2010
2011 – Completed CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program, Level 1
2017 – Completed Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Expert (CNE) Program with Honours, Toronto, ON
Yoga Alliance; RYT500
International Association of Yoga Therapists; C-IAYT
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition alumni Association, CSNNAA