Mikki Pugh has been a student of yoga for more than 10 years and has been teaching since 2009. She believes in making yoga fun, playful, and empowering for kids and adults. She knows that trying a yoga class for the first time can be scary and tries to make her classes accessible for everyone. Mikki has been practicing meditation and mindfulness in her community of JP since 2009, which help provide a foundation for healing, self-acceptance, and compassion in her classes. Her passion for working with children and adolescents led her to participate in the first federally-funded research study investigating the effects of yoga in the schools and she currently teaches a class for adolescent girls at Akasha Yoga Studio in JP. Mikki’s full time job is as Boston Program Manager at Strong Women, Strong Girls, a national nonprofit that promotes cycles of mutual empowerment among pre-adolescent girls, undergraduate, and professional women.