After a diagnosis of MS in 1997, I realized that yoga was doing more for me than just keeping the body- mind-spirit triad in check - it was also minimizing symptoms and preventing progression. I wanted to share with others in the same or similar navasana ( otherwise known as boat.) I spent August of 2000 in yoga boot camp at the Kripalu center in Lenox, MA. In addition, I earned a Masters in Nursing Education in 2001. I combined both disciplines to offer adaptive yoga for people with chronic illness and disability. When I walked into Maura Barclay's Yoga Tune Up® class I had no idea what I was getting into. It was love at the first roll of a Therapy Ball, and an MS symptom I could not shake for over a year disappeared overnight. Eight months later I took the Level One Certification with Maura and now Yoga Tune Up® infuses every class I teach.