Val first discovered yoga in 2009 and and it immediately allowed her to feel more at home in her mind and body. Her professional background in clinical social work was a natural complement to the yoga practice and has helped her to address the psychosomatic aspects of wellness. She teaches an invigorating and creative class while keeping strong alignment and using deep core engagement to move on the mat and in life. Val's classes will challenge you in a dynamic and fluid way while providing opportunities to safely advance your practice. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at South Boston Yoga in 2013 and has since done numerous workshops and advanced asana trainings. She will always remain a student first and foremost. Her teaching and practice is informed by a variety of things: asana, martial arts, animal locomotion, weightlifting, rock climbing running, spiritual practices, psychotherapy