Darlene started practicing yoga as a teenager and has been practicing for over 30 years. With over 3700 teaching and training hours, she is a member of IAYT, a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) under Yoga Alliance; certified Ayurvedic Counsellor; and specializes in therapeutic benefits of yoga. Darlene founded the Yoga and Wellness Studio in 2008, which has become a leader in providing Yoga Teacher Training at the 200 and 300 Advanced in the Ottawa Valley.
Actively involved in her community, Darlene founded yoga along the canal, which promotes free community yoga during the summer months and founded a not-for profit foundation that provides accessible yoga to those who are in need.
She currently teacher private sessions with an emphasis on the therapeutic benefits of yoga and is the Director of Instructor Development of the Yoga and Wellness Studio's 200 and 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Programs.