Bikram Yoga Certified Teacher
Todd has thirty years of experience in the fitness and dance industry and was a national presenter and Teacher Trainer for YMCA Canada. After 10 years as a National competitor in gymnastics Todd began training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet where he received the Arnold Sphor scholarship to attend Les Ballet-Jazz of Montreal. Upon his return to Winnipeg, he joined Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers where he taught the Youth and Adult Jazz programs and graduated from the professional division program.
After becoming a certified fitness instructor Todd taught Hi/Lo and Step Aerobics, Dance, Conditioning and Aquafit classes for the City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation department and numerous facilities throughout Winnipeg. While attending University of Manitoba, Todd taught the dance and fitness component in Human Movement Development for the Physical Education department.
Upon completing his degree Todd became the Program Director at the YM/YWCA of Winnipeg where he recruited and trained instructors and developed Instructor Training Workshops for the YMCA national program. He has toured western Canada extensively and has trained instructors from all major fitness facilities. His years of performing together with his technical dance training stimulate instructors and help them to challenge beyond their borders. Todd’s presentations are always infused with a light and relaxed atmosphere and his trademark humor.
Todd suffered a serious neck injury in a trampoline accident in 2000 which ended his teaching career for over two years. Physiotherapy and prescribed medications allowed him to return to teaching in 2003 and Todd added STOTT Pilates to his teaching repertoire. Todd reestablished himself as a strong presence in the fitness community but was still suffering from his spinal injuries until he began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2005. Medication and pain free he attended Bikram Yoga Intensive Teacher Training in 2008 and opened Studio 26 Hot Yoga in 2013.