My love for yoga began as a small child watching my mom practice in our living room from Richard Hittleman's 1969 book, Yoga (28 Day Exercise Plan). In early 2009, I began a dedicated vinyasa flow practice which improved all aspects of my life and well-being. I became passionate about sharing these benefits with others and completed my first YogaFit training in February 2009. In March 2011, I completed my RYT-200 Hatha Yoga Certification from the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center in Palatine, IL, under the spiritual guidance of Swami Veda Bharati. I recently participated in training specializing in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga offered by the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. My goal is to simply share the benefits of mindful movement; Increased strength; flexibility; stress-relief; better overall health; and a deeper connection of mind, body, and spirit. I enjoy studying and drawing from various styles of yoga in order to create a practice that is strengthening and empowering, yet slow moving and mindful. My approach is all about balance...both on and off the mat.