My journey began with Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. I was drawn into the rhythmic movement and breath, which calmed my busy mind and provided space to move inwards. It was in my first prenatal yoga class with Jane Austin that I was invited to slow down, notice, and soften. This approach to my practice has carried me through many years of mothering – my children and myself. Through the years I have explored Iyengar, Shivananda, Restorative, and Shadow yoga. I enjoy exploring the dynamic interplay between effort and ease, and all of the spaces in between. My home practice tends to be slow fluid movements, weaving in aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative, and Shadow yoga. Since moving back to the Bay Area, I have started studying and practicing with Janet Stone again, along with exploring ways to Embrace Yoga’s Roots with Susanna Barkataki.