My first exposure to yoga was in 2000, when a friend gave me a VHS tape of a yoga practice to try out at home. I never had a strong pull to the gym or a particular sport, but something shifted in me when I did yoga for the first time – even though it was a few simple poses. It swallowed me whole. I began my practice in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Yoga, studied with Donna Dyer at Yoga H’om to learn how to teach, and obtained my 200hr certification – and 18 years later, a cross country move, a husband and children…yoga is still an integral part of my life. I completed my 500hr training in 2017, and am currently training in Yoga Therapy – a healing modality that views the individual as a whole, rather than many parts that are considered separately. I am excited to be on this journey and to share this practice. I will always be a student – I believe the learning never ends, and that teachers have an obligation to continually deepen their knowledge. Like all healing models, yoga is constantly evolving and it's imperative to evolve with it.