Amyre Barker, RYT 200, began practicing yoga as a college freshman to relieve stress and prevent running injuries. She continues practicing yoga because it's fun and it helps her stay grounded while living and working in the stress-filled nation's capital. A graduate of training programs at Yoga District and Willow Street Yoga Center, her goal for teaching is to introduce people to the power of yoga to heal our bodies on the mat and our interactions with each other off the mat. Amyre designs her classes to be welcoming to all, especially beginners. Incorporating elements of vinyasa flow and alignment-focused traditions, Amyre invites students to join breath and movement while learning the foundations of each pose.