Samantha Gallo is a food-loving, wellness-inspiring, globe-trotting yogini who found yoga in 2001. Ever since, she has educated and inspired herself and others about the joys of yoga, now teaching at universities, studios, corporations, sports teams and gyms of north and central Orange County. She has thoughtfully guided semi-annual teacher trainings since 2008 and leads workshops and retreats that emphasize the zeal, joy and reverence of the practice. Once an avid runner, she considers herself a born-again athlete and fitness enthusiast. Her knack for understanding the human body and the way it moves evolved from her Master’s degree in Kinesiology and remains a highlight of her teaching style. Her vinyasa flow is powerful, playful, thoughtful and often times challenging, but she always encourages her students to practice with a smile.