Vicki began practicing yoga for the physical benefits of flexibility, strength, balance & grace as a compliment to running, dancing and other exercise. It took her about 15 years of on & off physically practicing on her mat for the mind, body & spirit connection to truly click, at a time in her life when she was able to allow herself to be open to it. Vicki has had a 20 year career dedicated to helping others with health & wellness as a hospital clinical pharmacist & lives with her husband & two spirited & creative boys. She fell in love with yoga as it became her escape from a fast paced life because it left her exhausted, elated and exhilarated at the same time. She was particularly drawn to Vinyasa style practice, as it brought a feeling of being a moving meditation in which the asanas are the dance & breath is the music. She completed her 200hr and 500hr YTT at Simply Yoga in Lemont in order to be able to share the practice & offer a space for others to find peace. She believes in the importance of making time for your own physical & mental health, for living a healthy lifestyle & above all, maintaining a positive attitude & not taking it all too seriously.