Alanna began practicing yoga casually in her teens, initially attracted by the unique and challenging postures. As a gymnast and cheerleader, she fell in love with the physical benefits of yoga--stretching, lengthening, and building strength. When she left home to move to Pittsburgh for nursing school at Pitt, she found her passion for yoga grew. The spiritual and emotional aspects of yoga helped her deal with the stresses of college and being away from her family. Yoga helped her learn about mindfulness, find gratitude, develop discipline, truly find self-love, and create authentic movement. The tools she learned on her mat soon translated to her daily life, helping her to approach life with gratitude, peace, and freedom. Alanna knew she had to share her passion and help others experience the "zen" she found in body, mind, & spirit. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yoga Flow in Pittsburgh in 2018. She is grateful for the opportunity and excited to share her passion for yoga at Yoga Flow. In class, you can expect fluidity in movement, lots of creativity, energetic flows, and of course, lots of fun!