Reina was born and raised in Southern California and has spent the last 16 years traveling and living across the globe. At age 4 she began training as a classical dancer, began teaching at 15 and dancing professionally at 16 with Disneyland. With aches and pains being the name of her game, she has studied and practiced Pilates, Gyrotonics® and yoga as a way to help alleviate those pains with a more mindful stretching practice which has helped her maintain flexibility and strength in her body. Yoga unexpectedly and fundamentally changed her life at a retreat in Tulum, Mexico in 2013 where she found a true connection to her Soul and, as a self-improvement junkie, became hooked. From that experience Reina has been drawn to such works as the Self-Expression and Leadership program with Landmark Worldwide, 10-day silent retreats in Vipassana Meditation, completed her 200-hr YTT training in Thailand with Sivananda Yoga as well as the Mindful Educators Course with Mindful Schools. It was one of her yoga gurus that taught her “How you practice on your mat is a reflection of how you live your life” which she has determined to be through Awareness, Intention and Purpose. It is her deepest passion and dharma to help inspire others to experience their yoga practice and life with those same principles all in search for their Soul’s unique Radiance that she deeply believes we all have to shine and share with this world.