I originally began practicing yoga as a compliment to my running and climbing. However, soon after I started practicing it became something more than a physical practice and my mat was a safe haven that I craved as an escape from the chaos of daily life. Yoga teaches me to face triumphs and struggles head on and embrace the journey along the way. Practicing has taught me to live in the present moment and be true to myself. Yoga challenges me mentally, physically and spiritually in way that is both authentic and loving. Outside of yoga, I enjoy rock climbing, traveling and spending time with my fiancÃ© and two dogs.