Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) – University of British Columbia
BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
ICBC Active Rehab, Kinesiology, Personal Training
Jane comes from a background of teaching yoga through a trauma-informed lens, while helping people navigate injuries and improve physical function through exercise and body awareness. With her experience, she has cultivated a deep respect for the body and its capacity to adapt, change, and heal. Blending her passion for teaching and movement, Jane seeks to nurture individual health and wellness goals by sharing information and collaborating with clients and clinicians to build sustainable exercise programs for beginners to the more experienced. She enjoys staying active through running, yoga, and skiing.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I really like just exploring the local mountains! I moved out here six, seven years ago, so I really enjoy trying out different eateries, breweries and love going to live music shows.
Being active and healthy and living an active lifestyle, wasn’t all that important to me for a while. It took experiencing the contrast to really appreciate the benefits of moving my body consciously and that extends beyond the physical stuff. It was mental and emotional for me. I started through yoga and like everything that you begin, it’s intimidating, but through practice, you figure out a routine. I eventually connected to the understated athleticism of the practice and the ability to actively express myself through movement and that kind of just spring-boarded into me wanting to try other activities that are enjoyable and that were previously intimidating and made me want to learn more about the body. So I chose kinesiology because it’s a perfect mixture of the stuff I want to learn and the lifestyle I value.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
Enjoy your body. Be kind to it, but don’t be afraid of it.
What do you like about Westcoast SCI?
It’s the work culture, I get to learn from and work alongside people who are extremely skilled, patient and down to earth. They care about people and the work they do.