I first found yoga in college when I began taking the free classes offered at my university and I quickly became hooked. The practice allowed me to connect with my own body in ways that I never had before. My practice is where my strength, passion, and fire are ignited. I always feel confident and beautiful on my mat. I want to share this practice with others to promote healing and compassion within our world that so desperately needs it. I work in the social work field and see so many connections between yoga and empowering others to live more peaceful lives. Yoga has completely changed my self-concept and feelings of my own self-worth. I am inspired by the entire community at Universal Power Yoga in Norwood, MA, where I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. In both teaching and practice, I strive to slow down from the fast pace that often defines life. I value a balance between softness and strength, effort and ease- on and off the mat.