While watching my son’s baseball game 12 years ago, chatting with the other parents, I asked for a referral for a masseuse. One Mom immediately said, “You don’t need a masseuse, you need YOGA!” And, that was it! I spent the next four years practicing Iyengar Yoga which focuses strongly on using props and proper alignment. As my yoga practice grew I branched out and tried other yoga styles and teachers, eventually landing in a Power Vinyasa class at Cleveland Yoga. There, I completed my 200 hour RYT training in 2009. I have continued to broaden my yoga training through work-shops and independent study on assisting, reiki, inversions, sequencing, meditation, chair-yoga, breath work, restorative yoga, and detox flows to name a few. Yoga has helped me to quiet (mostly) my crazy mind. It has taught me how to slow down my breath and my life allowing me to focus on this moment and cherish it. I teach because I want to give to others the way my teachers have given to me, a more content life. I started yoga to release tension in my back and neck, I continue to practice because somewhere along the way it became a way of life. In my class there is only one requirement, to breathe. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.