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Valerie has been teaching yoga since 2005 and continues to explore many styles of yoga inviting an open and playful approach to the practice.  She has been greatly influenced and inspired by world-renowned teachers like Seane Corn, Sarah Powers, Judith Lasater, and Baron Baptiste.  She blossomed under the mentorship of Beverly Burt, and together they co-founded Kai Yoga Arts Teacher Training Program in 2007. Valerie completed her Level One Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste in August 2012 and continues her studies with the Baptiste Power Yoga Team.

Valerie is the owner and director of Transcending Yoga Training Program and continues to lead public and private classes, workshops, and teacher training programs in the US.  She is an active Off the Mat, Into the World™ Leader and facilitates leadership programs about yoga and activism.  She also works with special needs children in DoD schools. Learn more about Valerie at valeriebaltzeryoga.com .


Transcending Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered® Teacher Training School committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others through the transformative power of yoga, meditation, and service. Transcending Yoga programs offer fully comprehensive, dynamic, and multi-disciplinary curricula for students who wish to deepen their practice, aspiring teachers, and seasoned teachers who desire refinement in their professional repertoire and leadership skills. Transcending Yoga programs are designed to empower trainees, not only with time-tested Hatha yoga techniques and philosophy, but also the courage and grace to experience life more fully on and off the mat… with purpose, authenticity, and compassion.


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