Ottawa has been home to Alice for most of her life, and she has a deeply rooted appreciation for the fascinating and abundant flora and fauna that surrounds us. Growing up as a child with a wild imagination, a restless soul, and an insatiable curiosity, the outdoors naturally became her favourite place. She would have the biggest grin on her face whilst at camp, discovering new animals, climbing trees, or travelling the world, which fuelled her appreciation for our planet even more. Alice is passionate about empowering folks to discover their own unique relationship with nature, and this led her to spending countless summers working with kids at various camps in the wilderness of Ontario. She has experience with a variety of ages teaching swimming lessons, leading canoe trips, guiding the high ropes course and more.
Alice is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Creative Industries Program where she gained much knowledge about the arts, storytelling, and social justice. A particular passion of Alice’s is her love of arts and crafts and music, which brings her so much joy to share with kids. Nature has always been a huge inspiration for her art, and she even enjoys making art out of nature! When in Toronto, Alice worked for the Pine Project as a Summer Programming staff and had the opportunity to mentor kids on topics including naturalist knowledge, wilderness skill development and stewardship with the forest as the classroom. This inspired her to dive more deeply into studying the power of connecting to nature as a profoundly empowering, healing, and resilience building experience.
Alice set off travelling to New Zealand, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Nicaragua in the following years and became very interested in sustainability and how to be a responsible guest in the outdoors, as well as how to help heal and protect our planet. In the spring of 2019, she took a ‘200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training’ at a Permaculture Sanctuary in Guatemala. She loved to learn how to hold space for others to connect to their bodies, minds, and environments in an accessible manner. As intersectional inclusivity is hugely important to Alice, she additionally took her ‘Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training’ back in the Ottawa the following fall. She plans on taking her ‘Children’s Yoga Teacher Training’ in the near future.
Most importantly, she is the self proclaimed master of nature puns.
Training and Certifications:
Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
B.A. Creative Industries from Ryerson University
Leader in Training Program with Red Pine Camp
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sacred Paths Yoga
20 Hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training with Get Yoga
Cultural Awareness Training with Canadian Bushcraft