I began my yoga teaching background while in Germany, where my husband was stationed. While he deployed in ’09-10, I was asked to continue the yoga classes on post, where I began to tap into the benefits of stress reduction and daily mindfulness practices for both myself and my students. Motivated by positive responses from my students, I began branching out to the military physical and occupational therapists for more insight, enjoying the blend of both body and mind elements. With the help of a friend, Beth Danowsky, we collaborated on a day-long yoga workshop for the military community, incorporating safe practices for inversions, alignments, and mindfulness techniques. After arriving in Chattanooga, I attended the 200 Yoga Teacher Training at the Chattanooga Yoga School and the Physical Therapy Assistant program through Chattanooga State Community College to deepen my studies. Although I enjoy the therapeutic qualities of yoga and the challenges of rehabilitating the spirit and body, I remain firm in my belief that yoga is for everyone and laughing is the best medicine. Outside of the yoga classroom, I spend my time hiking and rock climbing with my husband and son as well as volunteer for the Glass House Collective to help revitalize East Chattanooga.