After spending the majority of her formative years stuck in her head, Ray became embodied in college after making her way to Alaska where she pitched a tent in the woods, climbed mountains and swam in rivers every day, and worked as a day laborer for four beautiful, sunlight-filled months.
Upon her return, she started a vigorous fitness practice that revolved around outdoors sports, cycling, swimming, weight lifting and running, and became a personal trainer. She took up a physical yoga practice with the goal of stretching her worked muscles so she wouldn’t fall apart. Over a decade of sailing, teaching, migration, farming, fitness instruction, and random pick-up yoga practices later, she stumbled into At Om, realized that yoga is more than just a stretching regimen, and has been a regular and enthusiastic practitioner of shakti flow yoga ever since.
In 2014, she travelled to India with Asa and fellow shakti flowers, where she meditated on riverbanks, under trees, on rooftops, over burning pyres, on benches, and in a cave, and came home resolved to share the transformative power of the practice with others. She completed her shakti flow RYT-200 certification under the guidance of Asa Dustin in February 2015 and her shakti flow RYT-300 certification in August 2015; and is currently assisting Asa with the 2017 RYT-200. She also became a licensed massage therapist in 2016 and has an office adjacent to the yoga studio through the third door to the right, near the bathroom, in the majestic Phenix Hall.