Olivia initially came to yoga, looking for a new form of exercise in 2010. After a rock-climbing injury that led to knee surgery in 2014, she slowed down and found yin yoga. Believing the intentional breathwork, slow movements, and longer holds improved her healing, she started to view yoga as more of a healing tool rather than a "good workout." She finished her 200-hour vinyasa training in 2014 with Jessica Jollie and began teaching shortly after. Over the years, she found that balancing the slower-paced, cooling practices with the faster, heated vinyasa movements allows us to find balance in our lives on and off the mat; yin + yang. For Olivia, linking breath with movement and allowing the breath to guide brings a calm, clear, fresh, and grounding energy to life. She encompasses welcoming, fun energy into her classes and encourages her students to step out of their comfort zone and to add some fun "play-time" into their practice. Pairing fluid movements with strength-building poses and a fun playlist, she inspires her students to "drop-in" on their mat and be fully present in their bodies, exploring where they are that day and meeting themselves with love and patience.
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