For a long time, yoga was something that I would “get around to doing” or that I “wanted to learn more about”. It seemed to show up randomly- in dance classes I was taking, or some of my friends would invite me to attend their classes. As time went on, I began to realize it was something I truly appreciated doing and something I found to be transformative. I got serious about practicing 5 years ago and just received my 200 hr yoga teacher training here in Portland last year. Since I’ve started my practice, I’ve experienced the healing power of yoga on a very personal level. In the last couple of years, I’ve become even more interested in practicing, sharing, and viewing yoga as a tool for community healing, and beyond that global healing through a lens of social justice. I was born in Texas and have been living in Portland for almost 3 years, and look forward to learning more about yoga through teaching, practicing, and connecting with people.