Teddy began yoga in 1968 at an ashram in Pondicherry, India. She taught junior school in Toronto; then volunteered at an orphanage in Brazil. From South America she moved to Kyoto, Japan, to practice Zen meditation for 3 years. In Kyoto, Teddy began teaching yoga merging her yoga practice with her Zen training. Returning to Edmonton, Alberta, she raised a family, was active in rebuilding the Yoga Association of Alberta as president and is presently active in the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada.