My interest in yoga began shortly after college. I graduated with an emphasis in printmaking and painting from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, after which I began immersing my self in the arts. Always intrigued and influenced by my short studies, courses in philosophy and psychology, I began looking for a deeper understanding to the classical scenarios of man's conflicts within himself and that of nature, which were ever present within my art. My then roomate and I decided to experiment with simple meditation and very basic yoga through books. It was here I realized the extent of the minds influence. Some point later I took my first yoga class at the Little Five Points community center and found it to be very inspiring. Throughout this time period, I was just getting my feet wet, taking a swim to feel out the waters, dipping in and dipping out. This was until about 4 years ago, when at odds with what was happening in my life I felt that erge to reach back again to what I had started so many years earlier. However, this time it felt different. I now stepped back and could see a pattern. The idea being that everytime I looked for a different way of experiencing or perceiveing life the search had lead me to yoga. I realized this was something special and began to dedicate myself to a regular practice, taking many different kinds of yoga classes including bikram, and recieveing my certification of completion in Grounded Kids Yoga in 2010. I discovered ashtanga yoga through John Merideth at Onlyoga with whom I completed my 200 hr teacher training course. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share with others what I have learned through challenging and fun classes.