Growing up, Tess was always playing sports and took to running to help burn energy and stay fit. However, something was missing, and she couldn't quite put her finger on it. In 2001 Tess took her first power vinyasa yoga class. She immediately fell in love and knew it was the missing piece. Not only did she feel better than ever on a physical level, but the magic of yoga was changing her life on an emotional/spiritual level as well. It touched upon an aspect of her life that nothing else had. She completely absorbed herself into the practice as a student for 4 years before she felt ready to teach others. Since then, she’s enjoyed not only sharing the gift of yoga, but also being a witness to her own journey in the practice. Her goal is to meet her students where they are, and to provide them with an experience on their mat that they can take with them into their day-to-day lives. Tess is an E-RYT 200 Hour certified instructor through Yoga Alliance. She has taught over 2500 hours of power vinyasa yoga and has led 10 Power Yoga Teacher Trainings through her studio, yoga V, LLC. Tess has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for 11.
She currently owns yoga V studio, where she has had the privilege of sharing the practice of yoga with the Grand Valley for the last 10 years. Tess is passionate about guiding students through the incredible practice of yoga, both on and off the mat.