Vanessa has taught yoga for the past 23 years, mostly in Ashland, Oregon. Her first training was at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, and later she became a Certified Anusara Teacher. With this great foundation in all aspects of yoga, she has grown into her own yoga skin, combining deep alignment savvy and passion, with the joy and power of asana as "an expression of how we show up in the moment" (Rod Stryker). Her goal as a teacher is to open doors to sensitivity and self-knowledge with clarity, compassion and recognition of each person on and off themat. May yoga be a pathway to positive service in the world, and loving care for all beings.