I found yoga after a knee injury forced me to stop mountain running and I decided I needed another form of torture, so I signed up for a bikram yoga class. I was pleasantly surprised that yoga was challenging for me, so I continued. After about 3 years of practicing I decided to immerse myself in yoga and completed my 200 hour teacher training at Anchorage Yoga. Afterwards, I wasn't sure I would teach but found that I loved sharing how yoga transformed my body, mind, and more importantly my spirit. I found a need for yoga within my profession and started a self care group for mental health practitioners. As a community, we come together to practice letting go of our unwanted and unneeded stress, collectively share our energy, and most importantly to laugh and smile. My classes are based in the fundamentals and focus on breathing, connecting breath and movement, and relaxing and restoring the body and mind. I am continually amazed at what this practices teaches me and believe that I am on this journey with those I teach. So, if you are in a caring profession or just in need of some self-care, join us! All are invited!