Valerie first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2007 knowing absolutely nothing about yoga. Though she felt out of place on her mat, she immediately noticed that the practice was helping her heal very old emotional and mental wounds. Her asana practice opened the door for her to explore breathwork, yoga philosophy, spirituality, and energy medicine.
In 2018, she received her 200hr YTT in Hatha and Power Flow. She discovered very quickly the necessity of balancing Yin and Yang practices, and received training in Yin Yoga in 2019 and TCM in yoga in 2021.
Valerie is also a Reiki Master Teacher and Sound Healing Practitioner, and loves to blend these two energy practices into her yoga classes.