In 2012, I was recovering from hip surgery and transitioning out of my professional performance career when I found the Yoga Six Studio in St. Louis. I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of what this company was creating: a space for an empowering movement practice with an uplifting culture. After a year as a committed student, I decided to take a leap and complete the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Concurrently, I began working the front desk as a Student Advisor and teaching classes. In 2014, I became the Studio Manager of the St. Louis location and fell in love with training team members. As a result I became the Training Manager for the company the following year, crafting the Operational Training processes and materials for Studio Managers and Student Advisors. Shortly after helping open the Gold Coast studio in 2015, a Regional Manager position opened to oversee our 5 expansion markets. I applied for the role and subsequently became the Regional Manager of the Growth Markets hiring, training, opening, and now overseeing our studios in St. Louis, Columbus, Leawood, and Milwaukee. I am incredibly grateful to work in an organization that values growth and integrity as much as Yoga Six.