Early on in my yoga journey, my practice was a love-hate relationship. My “type-A” personality, desire for perfection, and ego led me to push my body into shapes of poses instead of allowing myself to truly experience each pose. Once I learned to let my body guide me through the sensation in each pose, instead of pursuing unachievable perfection; I began to practice with mindful intent and discovered my love for asana and meditation. Yoga has changed my mind-body connection, allowing me to recover from multiple injuries over the course of eight years of active duty military service. After practicing for many years, I decided to complete my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Hot Asana Yoga studios. For me yoga is about developing mindful control over my body and mind by improving strength and flexibility, exertion, and releasing. My classes combine mobility work in a dynamic Vinyasa Flow style that is sometimes accompanied with a Yin or Restorative approach. My goal is to make yoga accessible to all types of people and to encourage “sensation” over “shapes”.