After a back surgery for a herniated disc at 19, and an ACL and medial meniscus reconstructive surgery a year later, I understood clearly that in order to live a healthy life style I need to practice being more fully in my body and build supportive strength through small and large muscle groups to support the soft connective tissues in my body. From my college course I found a donation-based class ($1-3 can you imagine!) that led me eventually to my Bikram practice. I became a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor in 2007 and am ever grateful to the beginnings of my path in yoga. In 2011 becoming curious to what else is offered in this wide world of YOGA I completed my Level 1 Baron Baptiste Training and began to dive deep into the world of Vinyasa Flow. Currently I am in the works to complete my 500 RYT training with Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz, CA, and my 200 RYT training with Janet Stone in the bay area. With my background as a certified Massage Therapist since 2006 and pre-nursing student, I bring together my studies in anatomy and alignment, with the connection between breath and mind, to subtly stretch beyond and open the heart.