My family has always has always been an inspiration to me. I started long distance running in 2004, chasing after my dad who was a longtime marathon runner. Since then I have run many marathons and ultra-marathons including Boston in 2014. I did yoga on and off throughout this time but I didn’t fully devote my time to the practice until I suffered a running injury that coincided with some major life changes. My sister helped to re-acquaint me with yoga, which has since then provided the perfect combination of physical challenge, mental focus, and balance. Yoga has become my therapy, my release, and my medicine for life. I pursued a 200-hour teaching certification through Black Swan Yoga so that I would have the opportunity to spread the joy I find in my practice with others. Sometimes we don’t know what our life is missing until after we’ve found it. Yoga is one of those things for me.