CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER
Lenore studied Clinical Somatic Education (also known as Clinical Somatics) at the Somatic Systems Institute in Northampton, MA and is certified as a Somatic Educator. Clinical Somatics, founded by Thomas Hanna, Ph.D in the 1970s, is a form of neuromuscular retraining that alleviates chronic pain and improves function and mobility. It has transformed her own functioning significantly. After rowing competitively in the late 1990s, Lenore developed some lower back issues that had been unresolved until she discovered Somatics. Through her kindness, compassion and sense of humour, Lenore is interested in helping people get in touch with their bodies, and showing them how stress and unconscious movement habits affect their bodies. Ultimately she hopes to empower people to take control of their own wellness so they experience more freedom and independence.
Lenore is also a certified yoga teacher. She teaches locally and enhanced her studies with various courses including Kinesiology of Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga Intensive, Towards A Healthy Pelvic Floor, and The Roll Model: Myofascial Self-Care for Yoga and Beyond. In 2015 she opened her home studio and has been offering Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic Education classes since then.
A fun fact: Lenore has played the trombone since grade 4 in various jazz bands and orchestras throughout high school, university and in the community. She loves the outdoors and camping and enjoys cycling, hiking and yoga.