Bekki has been studying various forms of yoga for almost twenty years. She first discovered yoga while studying Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2000. After moving to Jackson in 2003, she discovered the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and did her first 200 hour teacher training with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane in 2011. While studying and practicing Ashtanga yoga extensively, she completed advanced yoga teacher trainings with Tim Miller, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. She also considers Bhavani Maki to be a very influential teacher. Her classes, although rooted in the Ashtanga tradition, explore intelligent sequences that are accessible to everyone. Bekki also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 and currently works in Women’s health. In her free time she likes to ski, hike, surf, mountain bike, climb and study astrology.