I came across Lava Yoga when my son was diagnosed with cancer the summer of 2016. I was searching for a mental release as well as physical activity out of the hospital and that is how I came across yoga. The time I spent in the studio, was an emotional outlet from the everyday stress of being a “cancer mom”. Not only did the alone time benefit me but I fell in love with the heat and the instructors as well. I always thought yoga would be easy but after my first class I found out it was NOT as easy as I imagined, but the true surprise was the sense of peace and joy I found. Since then I have furthered my yoga practice and have received my 300 hr E-RYT in power yoga with Aura Wellness Center. In October of 2017, I lead my first Lava Yoga class and I knew right away this was a new and rewarding journey for me. My favorite place has become the studio where people gather together to sweat, breathe, and share a sense of peace and strength that I never knew existed. This is a practice I love and want to share with others. Yoga brought a lot of release and comfort to me and my hope is to share this peace and joy I found on my mat with others looking for the same benefits.