I grew up in Colorado, where a love of nature, yoga, meditation, Buddhism and psychology became my guiding foundation. I was a police officer in the Bay Area for 12 years, specializing in crisis intervention, critical incident stress management and community mental health. A back injury changed my career course and I returned to mountain life, moving to South Lake. Now I work for a non-profit that treats traumatic stress in first responders. My own journey to manage chronic pain led me to teaching yoga. I am working towards my RYT 500 and am additionally certified as an instructor with Yoga Shield/Yoga for First Responders. I am passionate about helping others heal stress and trauma through yoga and is focused on Yin yoga.