Theresa was first introduced to yoga in 1974 in West Lafayette, IN, and she has loved it ever since. Over the years, she has taken classes from many teachers, in many styles (including a Yoga Boot Camp in Costa Rica with Baron Baptiste). But she hadn’t considered teaching until the summer of 2015, when she attended a colleague’s lunchtime yoga class and was moved by the magic it worked with her cohort of desk-bound baby boomers. She began her yoga teacher training at Mind the Mat Studio in Alexandria, VA, in the fall of 2015 and earned her 200-hour certificate in February 2016. Since then she has done a mentoring program with Marianne Meyers, an IAYT certified yoga therapist, and she has studied yoga therapy with Gary Kraftskow (Viniyoga, Yoga for Special Conditions), Jenny Otto (Body Balance Yoga, Yoga Therapy Workshops), and Dr. Ganesh Mohan, MD (Svastha Yoga Therapy Program). In January 2017, she completed the Body Positive/Yoga for All training. Theresa also has a Yin Yoga teaching certificate from Beloved Yoga in Reston, VA, where she is continuing her studies in Beloved Yoga’s 500-hour yoga teacher training program and in the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program. Theresa’s yoga-passion is helping people discover the many ways that yoga can support, help heal, and nurture the body, mind, and spirit – especially people with larger bodies, people who are older, and people with limited mobility, injuries, or other conditions that might make a traditional yoga class seem inaccessible.