I have really enjoyed every practice I have received at this studio. The energy is so calming. Each class feels accessible although there is the option to challenge or be gentle on yourself.
Riverenza (pronouns: she/her) started doing yoga in 2005 to counter the anxiety of being an lgbt person in the Navy. She is originally from New Mexico, and since coming out as a transgender woman in 2009, she has experienced frequent job and housing instability. This has given her the opportunity to live in several states and cities, and she has sought out classes in all of them. River has stayed grounded in Hatha/Vinyasa yoga, a practice that has directly improved her relationship with her body and mental health. Yin yoga was instrumental in dealing with some physical challenges of gender transition. She is an artist, an activist, a muse, a student of all mythologies, and a priestess of the divine feminine. River's story is a message that the more chaotic life becomes the more vital it is to have a spiritual sadhana, with daily, meticulous routines of self-care, yoga, and meditation, in order to stay driven and balanced in this world.