AYT 500, Haily Cryan, strives to inspire creativity through her teachings. As an artist who earned her BFA from University of Hartford, she believes that teaching and practicing yoga is a form of art. Haily creates a space for students to grow both in their physical and spiritual practice with mindfulness and compassion. Her 200 hour teacher training was completed with Buffy Barfoot, Clear Compass Yoga Teacher Training, in Denver, Colorado. Haily’s passion for yoga is contagious and she is continually inspired through art, travel and time spent in nature. Haily completed her 500 hour Ayurvedic Teacher Training atKripalu Center for Yoga and Health and continually weaves this knowledge of nature and self study into her teachings. Haily’s classes use the breath to guide students into finding their own edge, so growth and expansion happens with each experience. It is important to her to meet each student along the path of his or her personal practice and teach that it is the journey of yoga that is important, not the end goal. Haily’s teachings emphasize alignment and flow, and encourage transformation on and off the mat.