After obtaining a degree in Kinesiology, Arielle spent more than a decade training professional and other elite athletes. Since 2002, she has presented continuing education courses in movement mechanics and exercise physiology in North America and Asia. As a course presenter, she is a natural educator with the ability to explain complex information in an interesting and easy-to-understand format.
While maintaining a fitness career and competing as a national level athlete, the rigors of intense training combined with a physical job began to show up in her body. Physical discomfort and imbalances steered her toward yoga. Recognizing the healing and balancing effects that a committed Ashtanga practice created within her own body, she followed an aspiration to share this medicine with others. In 2005, Arielle completed the Centered Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand, with Paul Dallaghan, where she was fortunate to be introduced to Sri O.P. Tiwari and the study of pranayama. She has returned to Thailand annually to grow in her teaching and continue personal study with Paul and Tiwarji. (Click here to watch a video of Paul’s reflections on practice)
Arielle has completed specialized training in pre and postnatal anatomy and physiology, the physiology of respiration, restorative yoga, and Myofascial Compression Techniques. Combined with daily practice, this has further enabled her to assist students and gain a new perspective on yoga as therapy, the science of pranayama and rebuilding faulty biomechanics. Arielle applies this knowledge into her Ashtanga teaching, gently guiding practitioners toward an understanding of their physicality.
It was during time in Mysore, India practicing under the guidance of Sharath R. Jois when she founded the Ashtanga Yoga Research Project. With the participation of over 1100 practitioners, this group of research scientists and fellow teachers conducted research on gender differences in Ashtanga asana practice. Results of this research are integrated into her teaching.
She has taught in the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and Thailand. She is grateful to all of her teachers who have shared their knowledge and passion for yoga along her path. With a special thanks to Paul, Tiwarji, John Scott, David Swenson, Neil Barker and Fiona Stang.
Arielle currently resides on the beautiful island of Samui, in Thailand with her husband and puppy. She will resume teaching mid 2013.
To book a course email Arielle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arielle holds the following qualifications:
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Kinesiology (Human Kinetics)
Minor Degree in Health & Society
Yoga Alliance ERYT-200 & RYT-500
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist - National Strength & Conditioning Association
Trigger Point Performance Therapy Master Trainer
Twist Sport Conditioning Coach Master Educator