Valerie was introduced to yoga in 2013 after earning certification as a personal trainer. For her, Yoga was a natural supplement to weight lifting that she pursued in order to stay flexible and avoid injury. During the following years she realized that there was even more to yoga and wanted to share it with her clients. Yoga has helped Valerie to maintain physical strength, increase flexibility, soothe her emotions, and become comfortable in her own skin. Her teaching style is a basic approach to yogic breathing exercises and postures at a slow to medium pace with light accompanying music. She enjoys sharing in your achievements, whether it means touching your toes for the first time in years, balancing with proper form in a challenging new pose, or simply transforming from a chaotic to calm state of mind during a yoga session. If successful, every participant in her class would know that they are wanted, welcome, and accepted. It is Valerie’s hope to help others achieve their goals with the same compassion and positive reinforcement she received. With the support of her family and guidance from Johns Creek Yoga, she completed the 200 YTT training in 2017.