When I was 16, I decided to try a vinyasa yoga class offered at my local gym in Upstate, New York. I had no idea what I was doing, but immediately connected to the fluid movement and intriguing philosophy woven in throughout. More importantly, I liked the way I felt upon leaving—-lighter, calmer, grounded. After dabbling in yoga throughout college, where I received a BFA in Musical Theatre, I moved to New York with aspirations to become a professional singer and actor. Although I loved the craft, I quickly realized I was chasing the idea of the dream rather than the dream itself. This was jarring and uncomfortable to face. My unease once again led me back to the yoga room as an outlet for clarity in both my heart and body. I began to notice that yoga had surprisingly become the constant in my life. Within a year’s time. I made the choice to stop pursuing musical theatre and put all of my efforts into studying the yogic path.

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