Gretchen has been in love with movement since a young age. A former dancer, she was introduced to yoga through her dance training and truly fell in love with the practice when she moved to San Francisco and discovered Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2007. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in 2012 and since then has completed over 300 hours of additional training. Gretchen has spent over a decade teaching Vinyasa classes and training teachers in Amsterdam. Her classes are creative and challenging, and connect movement and breath with the flow of a dance. She encourages her students to find their own expression of the yoga practice and fosters a creative and empowering atmosphere.