Buffie has been practicing yoga for over 7 years. The desire to share her love for yoga led her to complete a rigorous 200-hour, Yoga Alliance certified, 8-month program outside of Chicago. She has received training from Yogis from around the world with backgrounds in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar forms of practice. This varied background of knowledge enables her to offer a variety of classes to cater to individual student needs, including Yin, Power, Peaceful, Restorative, Meditative, and Outdoor Yoga classes. After years of teaching and personal practice, she later went on to complete her advanced 300-hour teacher training and is now a 500-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She has enjoyed the spiritual, mental and physical benefits of yoga practice and enjoys incorporating all three into her classes. Buffie also has her Master of Arts in School Counseling and Bachelor of Science in Education. You can also find her facilitating international and regional yoga and wellness retreats with her retreat company Elements Wellness Retreats!
In addition to Yoga, Buffie enjoys meditating, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening, dancing, educating her four children at home, and spending time outdoors with her family! She is passionate about social justice, human rights, and taking care of our planet.