Yoga has been a blessing to me. It came to me at a time when I was dealing with a lot of physical and emotional stress. I have been overweight my entire life and about 10yrs ago after the birth of my second child, I knew I needed to make a change for myself and also be there for my children. After losing about 100 lbs in 2009, my body went through a lot of physical stress and going through school and raising two little ones, it took a toll on me emotionally. That’s when I resorted to yoga to restore some of that Qi that I had lost. Yoga combined with a daily meditation practice helped me bring balance to both my mind and body. Around the same time, I discovered the amazing science of Ayurveda which was the missing piece of the puzzle. Know my imbalances, I used Ayurvedic guidelines of daily routines and diet to bring balance on a “ wholistic” level. Through my personal transformational journey, I knew that this was my path to share my healing with others and pay it forward. I am a RYT 200 and a certified Yoga Health Counselor through Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center, Milwaukee. I am also a certified Yin Yoga teacher having undergone training with Darlene Vander Hoop through Inner Fire Yoga, Madison. In addition, I have undergone iRest Yoga Nidra instruction from Master Teacher, Mira Binzen. I have also taken numerous Iyengar workshops from Senior Iyengar teachers such as John Schumacher, Eddy Marks and Mary Obendorfer and my passion for Iyengar yoga has led me to practice with an Iyengar certified teacher on a regular basis to learn proper form, breathing, alignment and efficient use of props to get into a pose. As a yoga teacherI teach Aroma Yin, Gratitude Flow, and Alignment Yoga based on Iyengar methodology. As a Yoga Health Counselor, I assist students in creating holistic wellness in their lives using the guidelines of Ayurveda.