Soujanya, RYT-200, was initially drawn to yoga as a physical pursuit – she enjoyed the way yoga made her feel physically, post-workout. That pursuit later turned into a deep love and appreciation for how yoga helped her feel, emotionally and spiritually. Soujanya pursued her dream of becoming a certified yoga teacher, training at extendYoga. She thoroughly enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with all yogis. Soujanya encourages her students to cultivate appreciation and kindness towards self throughout practice. In addition to teaching at studios, Soujanya shares the gift and benefits of yoga with children, local elementary school staff, and to her community of neighbors. Off the mat, Soujanya works for the Dept. of Health and Human Services and enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters.