I came to yoga because I was stressed and unhappy and was struggling with many of my relationships in life. I felt lonely like I had made too many bad choices to turn my life into anything that would ever make me happy. I took gym yoga off and on for many years before coming to a more classical practice. I believe that the physical work I did on my mat is what laid the foundation for a re-connection to myself. As that connection began to become more clear I knew I wanted more of what Yoga had to offer. I decided to enroll in teacher training after the birth of my first child, I knew I wanted to be the best person I could be for myself and for my daughter. I finished my 200 hr and started teaching immediately. The practices had been so transformative for me that I couldn’t wait to share them with others. I also choose to pursue my advanced teacher training and completed an additional 340 hr program. A couple of years after graduating from my first TT and well into my advanced studies I opened my own studio. Within the first year, we lost my father within 9 short weeks of a cancer diagnosis, a few months later I was pregnant with my second child. She was born via an unplanned c-section because she was footling breech. It was my first surgery ever and recovery was difficult for me. Before she was one I was unexpectedly pregnant again. All this while still running a business for the very first time! Now many years later I’ve learned so much about myself, have overcome so many programmed beliefs that were limiting me, holding me back and even causing me great suffering. I have learned to treat myself better, make myself a priority in my life, and as a result I am happier than I have ever been, I am content, truly full of gratitude, and feel good about myself for the first time in my life (and not from an egoic perspective). Well into my 30’s I felt, for lack of a better word Adrift! I didn’t love myself, at all really. This led to many poor decisions, again, well into my 30’s! I had so much shame, confusion, old hurt, crazy internal beliefs that were so ugly I really never acknowledged them. This closing off to what’s inside of you because it hurts too much and trying to move forward in life from that place is like swimming upstream in a strong current. Yoga has transformed the way I see myself, the way I see the world, the way that I see other people, the way I engage in the world, the choices I make. I want to share this liberation, I want to help people feel like they are flowing with the current of life, content in knowing and feeling, and being comfortable with who they truly are.