I started practicing yoga in 2009 after running numerous half marathons and marathons as a way to supplement my running and overall workout routine. I was focused primarily on the physical benefits of yoga and how it challenged my body. But after a severe humeral fracture resulting in hand surgery and restricted movements often taken for granted, I realized my physical body is not what makes me strong. It is finding patience and choosing how to react to challenges. Yoga elicits both of these personal disciplines. I trained under the tutelage of yogis with 20 years of experience in Ashtanga to become a RYS 200 certified yoga teacher. I am a member of Yoga Alliance. I have completed Classical 8 Limbed Path of Ashtanga Yoga with in-person instruction by world-renowned yogi Beryl Bender Birch, who studied with Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. I teach primary series, Yoga Flow, and Vinyasa classes – all of which are under the Ashtanga style of yoga – and have over 150 hours of teaching experience and have attended various workshops on Yin, meditation, yoga nidra, and adjustments.