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Iris

I am a life-long yogini, practicing playfully since my childhood. I returned with dedication to my yoga practice in my late teens to create a positive shift in my life and to cope with anxiety and depression. I have been sharing my yoga practice since March of 2016, after finishing my 200hr Ayurveda-Yoga Teacher Training with Amanda Montavon through Alaska Pacific University.

I also earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from UAA, where I researched yoga-related subjects like the correlation between mindfulness practice and intimacy in relationships, as well as the way a yoga practice can help us get into a state of “flow”.

Since graduating college, I have lived in India and Australia, connecting with and learning from many international yogis far from Alaska. Now I have returned to my roots in Alaska first for my community, and for the incomparable quality of the South Central Alaskan ecosystem. For me, yoga is a path of transformation, healing, focus, and awareness, with abundant loving community as a major bonus. My practice is playful, grounded, traditional, innovative, challenging, and nurturing; taking opposing ideas and finding that sweet spot between them. My classes are inspired by the seasonal changes, my students and teachers, and my own practice. Take what resonates with you and leave the rest.