Lois went to her first hot power yoga class to stop the incessant pleading of a close friend who insisted she would love it. Sure enough, that first class was all it took to open up a new world to her. Always an athlete, this particular style of yoga offered benefits that other workouts had not touched – something beyond physical, something stripped of competition, something amazing on many levels. She was immediately drawn to the practice and found so many old patterns, old ways of seeing herself, and outdated coping mechanisms start to shift. Perhaps more obvious was the way the yoga practice was showing up in her running – striding more efficiently from the gains in stability and flexibility and addressing recovery to keep injuries at bay during her marathon training periods. Lois is a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga instructor, and has been teaching since 2006. In addition to being a teacher and, more recently, studio owner, she spent two years being a hands-on assistant to more senior Baptiste teachers, including Baron Baptiste. The years assisting became a critical element of her teaching, learning how to read and support all of the different bodies that come to yoga. She finds there is something more to learn every day from her own practice, from her teaching and from her students. Watching people transform themselves and their lives through yoga practice has been exciting and powerful for her. Her classes are playful, yet based in a serious commitment to make every breath, pose or transition intentional to well-being. Lois holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling. When she is not on her yoga mat you might find her running roads and trails, cooking delicious and nutritious food, or looking for the next new experience that will feed her mind and soul.