Therese began practicing yoga in 2009 after treatment for breast cancer as a way to build trust in her body again. As she started to achieve growth in her physical practice and abilities, she also became aware of mental and emotional shifts. Her confidence grew as she managed to find fulfilment in all her roles in life: personally as a mother and a spouse, and also professionally with her career in pharmaceutical research and as a certified yoga instructor and ultimately studio owner. Although Therese’s cancer returned in 2013 to her bones during the height of her yoga practice, she maintained her dedication to physical and emotional health and most importantly to awareness. Her personal yoga practice continued throughout chemotherapy and radiation, and the side effects from her medications continue, causing bone aches and joint pain. Her medical team credits her yoga practice to her recovery and ultimately remission. She currently maintains dual careers in medical research and development and yoga teaching and training.
Therese achieved her 200 Hour registered yoga teacher certification in 2012 at Southtown Yoga under the guidance of Mitchel Bleier. She is currently working on her 500 Hour registered yoga teacher certification under the guidance of Kelli Precourt at Balance 30A Health Studio in Sea Grove Beach, Florida. Therese’s favorite style of yoga to teach and practice is a vinyasa-based flow, focusing on stability, strength, and of course flexibility. Her classes are deceivingly challenging, as she strives to make each class unique and ultimately FUN. Her greatest desire in serving her students and yoga community is to create a warm and welcoming environment for all levels of practice, focusing on the openness of yoga and the freedom of expression through movement. Therese’s greatest passion is getting lost in the bliss of her yoga practice.