Gretchen is RYT 200 certified through Yoga Alliance. She has worked in healthcare for over 25 years as a Registered Nurse in the psychiatric setting. Gretchen’s passion for yoga has helped her in all aspects of her life and has lead her to the belief that yoga is the perfect path to overall mental and physical health. She loves to share this passion with others and to work with people of all abilities and help them achieve better body awareness, acceptance, strength, alignment, and connection to the breath, mind, body, and spirit. She considers herself a forever student, constantly learning, experiencing, and expanding, on and off her mat. In 2015, Gretchen semi-retired from Nursing and opened The Yoga Garden. "I wanted an avenue to share what I discovered about practicing yoga with people outside of my nursing environment. I wanted to create a warm and inviting studio for students of all ages and health conditions to learn about and experience the benefits of practicing yoga."