It feels nicer to be on a short-form basis, so feel free to just call me Bri (she/her). I live on a mini-acreage in Alberta, Canada with my two mini-humans, my very tall partner, and my husky who believes he is mini, but is not.
I’ve been a high school teacher, dogsled guide, Outward Bound instructor, base camp cook, and adventure therapy facilitator. These things have prepared me pretty well for certain key aspects of my life currently: dealing with poop, making meals with few ingredients and little time, and giving 100% of my heart 24/7.
Although I have an M.Ed., two other degrees, and am a certified yoga teacher, I am currently auditing courses in advanced sleep deprivation studies and the postmodern semiotics of preschooler communication. For extracurricular activities, I help run an LGBTQ2S+ community organization.
I love the idea of bringing the margins into the centre — allowing the body’s peripheral stories into the heart, inviting folks on the outside into the hearth, and helping my kiddos feel that they have a strong centre to orbit.
I’m a freelance writer, and focus mostly on parenting, social justice, education, and mindfulness/ yoga. I also bring my queer identity to all of those things. I overuse the em dash, and am exceedingly fond of alliteration (though clearly with willpower I can resist when necessary).
Writing is one way that I bring the margins into the centre (and no, writing nerd friends, this is not literal; I hate centred margins as much as you do. See the “About Me” section). I’m a regular contributor for HuffPost Canada, and write a monthly column for Asparagus Magazine.
I’m currently accepting commissions and copywriting assignments. Email me and we’ll make something happen!
Yoga has been a part of my life for almost twenty years, but since having kids it has become a lifeline. I had the privilege of completing my 200hr certification with the lovely Mandorla Yoga while on my second maternity leave.
I’ve done additional training in kids, family, body-positive, mindfulness, and trauma-sensitive yoga. I’m passionate about creating fun, developmentally-informed, intentional practices for family and youth, and I’m committed to creating spaces that are LGBTQ2S+ welcoming and accessible.
Currently I teach at Community Yoga Cochrane, but please email me if you’d like to be on my very
lazy infrequent mailing list to keep up with my new classes and special workshops. I’m also available for private classes.