Teacher Biography: Becky Verner, RYT-200, is a certified yoga teacher, practicing and teaching in the Cleveland area. After 10 years on and off her mat, Becky dedicated herself to her practice and earned her teaching certification in 2015. Her experience and passion as related to bereavement centers on the loss of her mother, Mary Jane Verner, to a sudden heart attack at the age of 42. Becky was 10 years old. In the 18 years since Mary died Becky has learned and enlisted a variety of coping tools including: talk therapy, art therapy, group counseling, and the life-changing 8 limbs of yoga. “For me, yoga brings freedom from many physical and emotional pains through introspection and gratitude. Grieving my mom is a big part of who I am; I miss her everyday. In my practice I find a sense of peace, acceptance and connection. When I roll up my mat, I’m stronger every time. I hope to share that with others.,” she says.