Eileen has been living & practicing yoga as a path of healing & transformation for 33 years. Since receiving her Yoga Teachers Certification at Kripalu Institute for Yoga & Health in 1991, Eileen has been teaching group & one-on-one yoga classes as well as creating and facilitating wellness and yoga-related "playshops"--- including pre and post-natal yoga and partner yoga classes. She has taught at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health and was the core faculty yoga teacher at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies for 3 years. In addition, Eileen attended Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training for Health Professionals. Eileen has studied Thai Yoga Massage at the Lotus Palm School, as well as in Thailand. She has been attuned to Reiki levels 1 and 2. Eileen is also certified as an Urban Poling Instructor and teaches classes combining nordic pole walking and yoga. She brings a 19 year diversified background in nursing, including working in the complementary medicine world, 10 years in a birthing centre, and 8 years as a hospice nurse, into her experience. Eileen's heart-centred teaching style creates a flowing experience of conscious movement, breath & mindful awareness. Through this practice, she encourages her students to cultivate loving-kindness towards themselves.