I can remember from a young age wanting to do yoga, but it wasn't until years later that it took hold in my life. I dabbled with it a bit here and there but it didn't really stick until 2009, and I've been a regular practitioner ever since. I began apprenticing under Kim Lawrence in 2013, and in 2015 I completed my 200 hour teacher training at the beautiful Yoga Santosha in Calgary. As a lifelong lover of nature, and all things active and outdoors-ey, I initially really liked the physicality of the yoga poses. While I still really like the challenging, sweaty and what I call *fun* asanas, I have also really developed a deep appreciation for the more subtle side of the practice. I credit yoga with helping to keep me calm and grounded in my life that is often packed full of activities. It has helped me to grow and expand, to be at peace in the present moment and has brought me a deeper understanding and appreciation of myself and others. I am ever grateful to all the amazing, shiny souls I have met thus far. I have learned so very much from all of you and am excited to continue my journey and my practice both on and off the mat.