After many years of practicing the physical aspect of yoga, El Ri Flataas discovered the fuller nature of yoga in 2006. More than just a place to exercise, her mat became a sanctuary where she was able to reflect, focus and tune out. Over time and through regular practice, her desire to deepen her understanding of yoga and the yogic lifestyle led her to Yoga Teacher Training with Laurel Hodory & Faculty where, in 2014 in Trondheim, Norway, she received her certification to teach Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. For El Ri, the training was a powerful learning experience that is shaping her into an authentic yogi as a teacher, as a student, and in every aspect of her life. She is excited to continue her journey, follow her dream and share it with others.