Ava grew up outside of Boston in a household where her mother incorporated holistic healing modalities such as herbalism, homeopathy and organic nutrition as a vital part of her family’s lifestyle. She was first introduced to yoga at age 6 and afterwards became a competitive gymnast, which fueled her passion for movement as a form of self-expression, healing and art. With her motivation to help others heal through yoga and pranayama breathwork, Ava completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, MA. In her classes Ava incorporates hands-on adjustments, energy healing, essential oils and various styles of yoga including Kripalu yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, Ashtanga and Restorative. Ava also attends University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is majoring in psychology with minors in neuroscience and biology. Additionally, she works in a neurobiology research lab where she researches Alzheimer’s disease in hopes that her research will lead to more effective therapeutics. Upon graduating, Ava plans to attend graduate school to study Neuroscience.