Florence was first introduced to yoga and pilates in her teens as a dancer and competitive athlete. She was immediately intrigued by the holistic approach to movement and began to attend yoga regularly to complement her intensive dance training. Her early exposure to alternative movement modalities greatly influenced the career path she chose to pursue.
Florence furthered her dance experience as a contemporary dancer and obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2011. Teaming up with the artistic director of the contemporary company, Dave Wilson, she developed introductory dance classes for children and teens across Hamilton. Inspired to further her teaching skill set she obtained her Yoga Teacher Certification in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. Yoga has since become one of her primary forms of expression and has enriched her appreciation for the spiritual and mental manifestations in the body.
Florence has been teaching The Belle Method since 2015. The philosophy of The Belle Method complements her passion for women’s physical and mental health. Inspired to work with women more, Florence completed her Birth Doula training in June 2016. She has since been working in Toronto to support mothers through their most ideal birth and welcome new life to the world.
In the spring of 2017, Florence completed her five years of study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. Her thesis will examine how Osteopathic treatment effects diastasis rectus abdominus in post-natal women. Whether it is teaching or treating, Florence draws upon her vast knowledge of human anatomy and mechanics to empower, inspire and motivate. She appreciates the inter-relatedness of the body and is focused on achieving strength with a balanced whole body approach.