Pauline is the sixth of seven children in her family and was born and raised in Alberta. Growing up in Bragg Creek before moving to Calgary, Pauline is in love with being outside. Camping and exploring in the forests and mountains of our beautiful province with her big family, and learning to ski at the age of 3, she is adventurous by nature, and is always up for new challenges.
Keeping in line with adventure and excitement, Pauline’s post-secondary education began in the Theatre program at Mount Royal College. Never shying away from the limelight, those who know her well are not at all surprised that Pauline wanted to be an actor. After moving to Vancouver, she realized the acting life just wasn’t for her. Her next adventure took her to Ireland for a year, where she worked as a barmaid, while backpacking Europe for stints at a time. Pauline returned to Alberta and received her BFA with Great Distinction from the U of L. Pauline’s desire to help and be of service motivated her to go into pre-veterinary studies, again at the U of L, while also receiving hands-on knowledge volunteering at the Lethbridge Humane Society, and spending her available time with the great team at Coaldale Pet Clinic and doing ride-along herd healths with the wonderful veterinarians out of Livestock Veterinary Services in Picture Butte.
It is in this time period Pauline began practicing yoga, realizing very quickly that the idea of becoming a yoga teacher would offer everything she had been searching for – the physical adventure, the ability to be of service, the feeling of belonging to a big family and the support that goes with that, and the constant talking required of a teacher (at which she seemed to be so naturally adept). Once her mind was made up, she headed off to her first training – Bikram Yoga in LA, Spring of 2014. Subsequently, she followed up with her Level One from Baron Baptiste the following spring in Arizona, and her first Yin training in the summer of 2015 in Calgary. In January of 2018, Pauline completed a second Yin training, and became Buti certified in February 2018 in Banff.
Although Pauline can’t get most of her family members to practice yoga when they visit, her boyfriend, Cam, can be seen around the studio all the time, and she enjoys doing yoga with their dog at home – when Tank isn’t falling asleep on her mat. Pauline is thrilled to be part-owner of Harvest Yoga Studio with Jess, and is looking forward to future adventures together as business partners and lovers of yoga.
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