Ciao! I am Tess. I have been practising yoga for over 12 years and been teaching since 2011. I am an American from Chicago, Illinois and I have been living in Florence, Italy for 4 years. Since my first lesson, I have been in love with yoga. I am not a person who came naturally to yoga through dance or gymnastics. I couldn't even touch my toes when I started! Through dedication and daily practise my mind and body have transformed. I love sharing the gift of yoga with my students. Seeing the mind body connection and dedication in a student's practise inspires me to continue to teach. I also run teacher training programs through Yoga Alliance to help with the transformation of student to teacher. Nothing is so rewarding to me as to teach!