I was born and raised in New York and came to Atlanta to attend Emory University. There was no way I was going to stay in the south, but life happened, and four sons later, I am still here! Before Yonder, I had taken a few yoga classes but did not like them at all. They were too slow and boring. I went to a Vinyasa Flow and really liked it, but not enough to join the studio or even just take any more classes. Then my son Theo began taking yoga at Yonder, eventually becoming a teacher. Being the supportive mother that I am, I told myself I’d take a few of his classes and then fade into the background. Well, not only did I not fade into the background, I got hooked! And here I am, a teacher myself. Why was Yonder different? I have always been active (dance, running, high intensity interval training (HIIT), step aerobics – does that age me, lol, weightlifting, etc.) and Yonder’s vinyasa flow has and continues to satisfy my need for a challenge, a workout, and a like-minded community. I look forward to continuing to grow as a student and teacher at Yonder for many years to come.