Blossom to your fullest potential. I created this hybrid of self-care, Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga to address the average Westerner's needs which included: coming to Yoga as an Adult, addressing the needs of isolated populations such as people with chronic medical issues, and people with mental health issues.
This became a well-funded project by the European Union in 2006. I opened my first 'Blossom Studio' in Dundee, Scotland in a GP practice for pregnant teens and young women's health issues.
Initially, I served the needs of young Mums (hence, Blossom), which stemmed out of my work with excluded youth (young men).
Eventually Blossom Studio became a safe-space for women newcomers to the area, many acclimating to their new country. I also began working as a Community Development worker for the local Council.
Blossom Studio quickly became a safe-haven for women in poverty, overburdened, over-stressed, often in impossible situations, who did not need to pay for Yoga and could develop the practice while meeting the their family needs, AND have on-site access to community services.
Until 2010, this project continued and then morphed into several other services including: Scotland's first Hot Yoga Studio, and later on Fuzion Fitness & Yoga Studio in Scarborough, Ontario, the place where I grew up, and so did my new business partner, who lovingly continues her offerings under this trade name.
Now, I teach Blossom Yoga on a mobile basis and in my specially-prepared home studio in Toronto, mostly focusing on people who are healing body and mind.
I recently rebranded as 'Mobile Fitness' to encompass all of the work I am currently doing. See more about Blossom Yoga on my socials.