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Summer is a Virginia Beach native and natural born teacher. With experience as a Special Education high school teacher, coaching volleyball, Crossfit, and fitness classes, it was the obvious decision for Summer to begin teaching yoga upon completing her 200 teacher training by Diane Malaspina.
In September 2017, Summer completed her 300 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. There she studied traditional practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation, as well a specific practice of emotional unblocking.
Summer is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and now strives to bridge the gap between fitness and yoga.
Summer sequences classes methodically by incorporating both strength and flexibility practices to prepare students's bodies and minds to better access poses. She includes challenging postures in class to inspire students to expand beyond their comfort zone. Her enthusiasm and bubbly demeanor create an uplifting environment that leaves her students feeling empowered and balanced.