HOPE ROWDEN

TEACHER

I grew up on a farm in small town, Hughes, AR as the 5th of 6 children. I attended and cheered at Arkansas State University before transferring to the University of Arkansas where I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have practiced as an RN predominantly in intensive care since 2011, and have also had the life changing opportunity to do medical mission work in Guatemala. Since I can remember, I have been passionate about health and fitness and always try to seize an opportunity to learn more and try something new.

When I stumbled onto yoga in college, it began as just another physical activity. Soon I realized not only was I getting stronger, increasing flexibility, and healing injuries sustained over the years from tumbling and other high impact activities, but I was also beginning to experience the mental and emotional benefits, creating a deeper mind-body connection that I could apply in all areas of my life. These holistic benefits inspired me to complete my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training from Yoga Medicine, as well as Sage Yoga, in hopes that I could grow in my practice and pass it on to others.

As I look back on where I have been and where I am today, I am reminded that God has been and will continue to be present and at work in me, guiding me to my created purpose. I currently live in Searcy with my husband, Justin, and yorkie-poo, Oliver. Aside from being active and working out, I enjoy being adventurous and spontaneous, spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, music, photography, local food joints and living life to the fullest.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)