Ilka began her yoga journey three years ago and has not been off her mat since. After receiving her 200 hour RYT certification from Samadhi, she had the privilege of doing her apprenticeship with Paul Ryan-Haffey in Restorative Yoga. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Ilka has her MFA in Film with a screenwriting emphasis from Boston University and loves to write, enjoys running, traveling, and is a 6th grade middle school teacher in Littleton. She believes that yoga is a practice of strength, beauty, and grace and feels absolutely blessed to be teaching at Samadhi. Ilka is honored and privileged to have studied with Judith Hanson Lasater in San Francisco and is a certified Relax and Renew ® Trainer.