A Salt Lake City native, Hannah moved to Missoula to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her studies have deepened her understanding of yoga as a powerful therapeutic tool. She has used yoga to heal in a variety of settings, including adaptive yoga for clients with traumatic brain injuries, concussion, chronic pain, respiratory disease, and general musculoskeletal dysfunction. She believes that yoga is for every body, and that intentional breath, movement, and mind-body awareness are the keys to a fulfilling inner and outer life. Hannah draws inspiration from poetry, sacred texts, and nature, elements of which can be found in her teaching. One of her favorite simple reminders on presence, a message that guides her practice as student and teacher of yoga, is Mary Oliver’s “Instructions for living a life:”
Tell about it.
She completed her 200-hour teacher training at We Are Yoga in Salt Lake City, guided by her beloved teachers Jami Larson, Heather Jones, Rachel Posner, and Katy Sine. Hannah received her BA in Spanish from Utah State University in Logan, where she first taught yoga. She has practiced or taught yoga in all of the many places she has lived, including Guatemala, Spain, rural Wyoming, and West Yellowstone, and her practice draws from the various influences of her many homes. She views teaching yoga as an opportunity to start a chain reaction of mindful and happy people.
What to Expect Attending Hannah’s Class:
Combining a deep respect for the ancient traditions of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation with a modern understanding of anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience, Hannah’s classes are intelligently sequenced to provide a safe space for personal transformation. Expect a fun, sweat-inducing practice that links breath to movement, creating an opportunity for moving meditation and focus of the mind. Hannah’s ability to offer creative modifications and her light-hearted nature make her classes appropriate for practitioners of any skill level.