Yoga is one of the great loves of my life. I went to my first yoga class at the YMCA in St. Louis when I was 15, but didn’t practice again until college.
I learned about the philosophy and history of yoga while studying for a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion at Lindenwood University. I also began attending classes at the local YMCA and practicing at home.
I have been practicing since then and earned my 200 hour teacher training certification with Sue Hopkins at Etowah Valley Yoga in June 2015. Sue’s training is in alignment-based yoga following the Iyengar tradition. She is an incredible wealth of knowledge and her teacher training has been an excellent foundation. Since I graduated, I have been teaching at Lisa Browning’s Core Bodyworks studio in Acworth, Georgia, as well as working with private clients.
My teacher training and personal studies got me thinking even more deeply about the principles of yoga and how to live a full life. These include ideas such as practicing mindfulness, cultivating a spiritual practice, causing the least amount of harm possible, and living a simple life.