My name is Christine Calabrese. I had been practicing general dentistry in Western New York for over 20 years when a back problem forced me to sell my practice. The physical posture and emotional stress had taken a toll on my body. The career shift to teaching was quite different and left me struggling to regain a sense of purpose. Yoga had been helpful in trying to ease my physical pain and after doing some research I found a yoga therapy program that suited my needs and current situation. Deepening my meditation practice, and devotion to learning more about all the aspects of yoga, helped me to heal from the anxiety & uncertainty of a major career shift and loss of what I knew to be my normal. I continue to educate myself through online resources, and regular yoga practice and I believe my knowledge of western medicine and health through my dental education gives me a unique perspective as I merge that foundation with holistic healing practices and my own triumphs (and failures), to help my clients find some peace. I consider myself a "work in progress" and look forward to helping others begin their work towards healing.