Jodie Kallas ERYT500 has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and teaching for just over 10 years. She completed her 200 hours with Suzanne Cardinal at “Into This World Yoga Teacher Training”. Her 500 hour training was done with the “Yoga Teacher Training Institute” at the Ma Yoga Shakti International Mission in Queens NY where she continues to study asana and philosophy with Mokshapriya Shakti at the Ashram. Jodie has volunteered at local schools where she had the opportunity to introduce yoga to hundreds of primary level school children in her community. She is also an avid animal rights activist, participating in local fund raising events and peaceful protests throughout the metropolitan area for many years. Jodie and her family volunteer every summer at a wild horse rescue in Central California forgoing a traditional family vacation and instead working on a ranch that is home to hundreds of rescued animals. In addition to her 200 and 500 hour Yoga Allaince registrations, she is also certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork, levels 1 and 2, through Jonas Westring, as well as Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga through Sadie Nardini. Some of the other influential and amazing teachers Jodie has taken trainings and workshops with are: Beryl Bender Birch, Scott Blossom, Alan Finger, Lilias Folan, Anna Forrest, Leslie Kaminoff, Gary Kraftsow, Judith Lasater, Cindy Lee, Marianne Mitsinkos, Adhil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Natasha Rizopoulos, & David Swenson . I acknowledge as well all the teachers I have taken classes with (and continue to take classes with) over the years both before, during and after becoming a yoga teacher. Each and every time I step on to my mat, as a student or a teacher, I learn something…be it about myself, others, or the universe in which we exist. This practice is truly a blessing and I feel fortunate to be able to share it.