Teresa Palmer

I have been married to Dave, the love of my life, for 23 years. My children Jack and Olivia are simply amazing. I was put on this earth to be a teacher. I teach fourth and fifth grade gifted at Neil Armstrong Elementary School.

I first began yoga three years ago, and it has changed my life! I began to practice because it was on my “bucket list” of things I wanted to do. Running is my first love, and in order to keep running strong, I needed to stretch things out. However, yoga has changed my life and overall outlook, and I strongly encourage everyone to give it a try. I practice about three times a week. It has become somewhat of a religion for me. I love to attend mixed level classes and up. I love any pose that challenges me. The challenge of yoga is one of the things that keeps me coming back.

I did not have any particular physical challenges, per se, but mentally I have learned to slow down and take a breath. I say this to the students and colleagues I work with all the time. The greatest benefits of practicing yoga have been the daily reminder to be aware and celebrate mind, body, and spirit connection. The idea of a daily practice resonates with me, and I transfer this idea into many aspects of my daily life.

My yoga practice has changed my life in so many ways. The practice empowers me to focus on the here and now and on being present in whatever I am doing. At times, this can be an immense challenge for me. Staying present is something that I am always working on. I keep coming back to yoga because the teachers at TYS inspire me in some way every time I come to practice.

Outside The Yoga Sanctuary I love to run, walk, and bike. I am a Girls on the Run coach, and that is one of my most favorite things.

Favorite quote: “You will never regret being kind.”