Jean Marie’s first experience with yoga came courtesy of a video during a college break. In the years that followed she continued to dabble in yoga, from Baptiste and Bikram to Jivamukti. Ashtanga appeared in and out of her life during many of these years; it is now the practice she calls home. While she got into yoga for a better body, she ultimately found it gave her a better mind and heart (though the physical side effects ain’t bad). She left her job as an attorney to pursue this yoga thing and completed The Conquering Lion Yoga Teacher Training Program in New York City in 2010. She is incredibly grateful to her many inspiring teachers who lit the way for her in New York, the teachers who continued to light the way in Boulder, Colorado, where she lived and taught for roughly two years before moving to Washington, D.C./Virginia (meeting only more amazing teachers who pulled her further into Ashtanga), and ultimately landing in Park City, Utah with her husband, four-year-old and two dogs last year. In her classes you can expect high-energy vinyasa sequencing inspired by her own Ashtanga practice, breath awareness, and a little music.