I have been a student of yoga for over 10 years and a teacher for 8. I stepped onto my first yoga mat right here in Amman and immediately knew I had found something transformational. The next big shift in my yoga journey came when I discovered yoga in the Iyengar tradition in 2002 while living in Chicago. As well as deepening my understanding of yoga, it sparked my interest in teaching when I was offered an apprenticeship in therapeutic classes with my mentor. Through those classes I saw firsthand the positive impact that yoga can have on people’s lives. Now, as a certified Iyengar yoga instructor (one of only a few from this region), teaching has added a deeper dimension to my practice and I try to share gratitude for this with my students.