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200hr training with openup! Yoga teacher training

15hr Trauma-informed yoga training with hala khouri

As with the best things in life, yoga found me when I least expected it. My yoga journey began in early 2012, when a friend asked if I’d join her for a hot yoga class. I agreed, but quietly thought to myself, “Well that sounds like the worst idea ever!“ I couldn’t have been more wrong. Sixty sweaty minutes later I was hooked, and rid of the notion that yoga was just “stretching for old people.”

Over the next few years, a consistent vinyasa yoga practice slowly but surely revealed itself to be a journey to the self, through the self—so much than just the sweaty, ab-shredding workout I thought I signed up for that fateful spring day in 2012. In 2015, I completed my 200-hour certification with Open Up! Teacher Training in Seattle, and since then have taught in studios and gyms around Seattle and more recently in New Zealand, where I spent 2017 working and traveling. I currently teach in Seattle at Root Yoga and The SIX, and for the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Program in Tukwila.

In class, I guide students though a practice that incorporates elements of Power Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin, as well as yoga philosophy, designed to cultivate the mind, body, spirit connection that makes yoga unique to other forms of exercise or group fitness. I believe in the beautiful and transformative things that happen when we step onto our mats for the creative exploration of our being through this continuously humbling, dynamic, and ever-changing practice of yoga. I consider it an honor and a privilege to facilitate that exploration for my students.