Theresa has been practicing yoga since 1974, but only began considering teaching in the summer of 2015. Then, in a colleague’s lunchtime yoga class, she was tremendously moved by the magic it worked with her cohort of aging desk-bound baby boomers. She knew it was time to share the great gifts of yoga she had been receiving and enjoying all these years. She began 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 studied the therapeutic use of yoga with her mentor Marianne Meyers, C-IAYT, Jenny Otto (Body Balance Yoga), and completed the Body Positive/Yoga for All training in the spring of 2017. Since then, she studied at Beloved Yoga in Reston VA and has completed the Svastha Yoga Therapy program with Dr. Ganesh Mohan, MD, and the Integrated Yoga Therapy Program with Joseph LaPage (at Kripalu). She was certified by Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level in the summer of 2018 and as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in the spring of 2019. 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.