- Canada, Bali and India
Sequoia's life journey has been an ongoing evolvement of her spiritual development through the study and ongoing practice of yoga and healing. In her teenage years, Sequoia began to study esoteric knowledge secretly, by joining a regular study group on the topics of chakras, meditation and crystal healing.
Her interest in the healing arts branched out as she began the practice of Tai chi for four years, before making her first of many visits to India. When in India Sequoia realized she needed help from addictions. She enrolled into a strict yoga ashram. After six weeks of practicing yoga asanas, mantra and pranayama twice a day, she transformed and healed from her addictions of smoking and alcohol. It was the beginning of her love affair with the practice and teachings of yoga.Sequoia's yoga path started in the lineage of Iyengar yoga.
She extensive study of Yoga began in the tradition of Hatha and Ashtanga from various teachers in India. The love of vibrational healing was also a calling Sequoia had to follow, and studied mantras with Mata Gi, one of the main singers, at Pramath nikatan in Rishikesh, India. Her love for healing sounds, Mantra and Nada yoga began in 2001.In 2006, she completed a three-month intensive and received her 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate from Pyramid Yoga in Thailand.In 2008, she also wanted to learn more about the yogic breathing also known as pranayama, so she completed a one-month pranayama teachers training course with Shri.O. P. Tiwari at Kavaladhama yogic institute in India. The love for pranayama began.
Sequoia has studied many different healing modalities, which allowed her to run a successful healing centre for eight years in Canada.
She then got sick and healed herself naturally of chrons disease through the modalities she had been studying in previous years and applied them for her healing. Regardless of what Sequoia is teaching her intention is always the same, to inspire, encourage others to listen to their inner wisdom, as the power is within.
For seven years Sequoia was one of the main teachers on Tribe yoga's international teacher trainings in India and Thailand.
Sequoia’s "attitude is of gratitude" for all she has experienced and yet to discover. She encourages others to listen to their inner guidance and then follow it. She is very inspiring, and her devotion of yoga, healing and feeling good is transmited through her teachings.
Her other passions include singing, ceremonies, climbing mountains, being in nature and playing music.
Sequoia now lives and teaches international, yoga, sound healing, and breathing retreats. She shares her time between Bali, India and Canada.