Ali Valdez (E-RYT 500) has been an avid practitioner of the Raja yoga in service to others for twenty-five years beginning with studies in Philosophy and Comparative Religion and has been teaching the full spectrum of the eight-limbed path integrating the physical practice for over fifteen. Ali Valdez is a writer and entrepreneur at heart owning Sattva Yoga Studies in the Seattle, WA area and the Academic Director of Sattva Yoga Teacher Trainings. She also founded the not-for-profit Yogapedia: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Yogis and launching the online and livestreaming Sattva Yoga Channel. Ali is a published poet, journalist, author and ghostwriter for other publishing yogis. You can read more of Ali’s writings at: sattvayogaonline.com/blog or follow her via Twitter @GlobalYogini.