Valerie fell in love with yoga while studying at Heartwood Wellness Center in Northern California in 1999. She has obtained multiple certificates including Hatha Yoga at Aura Wellness Center in 2005, Prana Vinyasa Flow & Elemental Vinyasa at Samudra School of Living Yoga in 2015 & 2016.
Valerie started her teaching in 2012, bringing into her classrooms the deep love she has for these practices. She loves the form of movement meditation and enjoys sharing all the benefits that leaves her students with a calm mind and a happy body.
She moved to Mammoth lakes in 1976 and then moved to Owens Valley in 2003 where she lives with her two dogs, a cat and nine chickens! She loves the Eastern Sierras and how they offer her all the actives that she enjoys doing including Skiing, snowboarding, biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, gardening and playing her ukulele.