Peggy first came to her mat in 2009 having always wanted to try yoga but never really having an
opportunity. Being completely inspired by that first heart opening experience and the feeling that
comes from a strong alignment practice, once a week classes quickly became as often as possible.
She began attending workshops and intensives in 2011, which led her to do an Immersion/Teacher
Training in 2013-14 at the Shakti Yoga Shala School of Hatha Yoga with several amazing teachers
including Samantha "Shakti" Brown, Kenny Graham, Siri Cavanna, Ashleigh Sergeant, Alice
Kennedy, Kelly Blaser and Michelle Nayeli Bouvier. Other trainings include The Prison Yoga
Project Training Seminar in July 2014 and completing Advanced Teacher Training and
Mentorship, an additional 300 hours at the Shakti Yoga Shala in March 2016.
Yoga has been a prominent part of Peggy's life since that first class. It has helped her cope with
many difficult life changes as well as to simply feel better in her body. "I practice on my mat to
live off my mat."
Peggy believes that yoga is for everyone, and that everyone should have access to the practice and
the benefits that can come from it. She is part of the Yoga For All Movement that is forming to
bring yoga to the under-served populations of Santa Cruz County. She currently teaches the men
at the Rountree Jail facility in Watsonville and co-teaches the women at the Main Jail in Santa
"With Grace and Gratitude for this practice, Namaste."
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