Owner/Teacher/Exercise Physiologist E-RYT 500, M.Ed
Fran's teaching is rooted in the Iyengar tradition from a personal practice perspective and as a Pitta enjoys the balance and freedom to relax in restorative classes. She is delighted to teach Core Yoga, Fully Alive VInyasa, and Intro to Yoga and is also certified to teach Kids, Tweens, Prenatal, Heated, and Seniors Yoga. She has incorporated the science of ayurveda into her own life practices and feels blessed to be studying with Dr. Ankita Rajput one of Nova Scotia's only Ayurvedic doctors. Fran serves the business community in the Bay as President of the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce, helping to organize free, family friendly events like the Annual Street Party and Christmas in the Bay. She has been recognized as the Business Person of the Year by the SMB Chamber of Commerce for her committment to community and supporting local business as well as Yogi of the Year by Breathing Space Yoga Inc for her commitment to leadership, business acumen, and the practice of yoga. She adores working with the spectacular instructors at the studio and looks forward to contributing to everyone's overall well-being with the introduction of Breathing Space Therapeutic Oils and Ayuveda programs.
"How wonderful it is to see Breathing Space clients engaged in laughter, conversation and connection. There is an amazing feeling of vibrancy and joy surrounding everyone here. Through her dedication, nurturing and vision Fran has transformed the Tantallon studio into one of the best assets in our community. Her leadership and support provides the foundation for us to thrive as instructors. When we thrive, our clients flourish in their own personal achievements and wellness.... I feel blessed to be part of the Tantallon Breathing Space family." Christine Somerville, BSYST teacher July 2014
"I have always loved my classes at Breathing Space Tantallon and the new studio is wonderful! A favorite for me is the variety of classes that are offered; yoga, body rolling and pilates to name a few. I love that there is also a summer program for children! Fran and her team of instructors at Breathing Space Tantallon are in a league of their own! Thanks to each of you for sharing your passion!" Leslie Avis, August 2014
"If I had had Fran as a teacher in High School, I would have enjoyed Biology." Joel Arsenault, SSRSB April 2015
"The Intro to Ayurveda - Vibrant Living Program" gave me so much information and practical opportunities to understand and practice these simple rituals. Thank you, Fran, for your thoughtful guidance and humor!" Jane MacNeill June 2016