Growing up on the beaches of Wellfleet by summer and the Upper West Side of Manhattan by school year, Petra spent her formative years living yin and yang. In 2002 she discovered the profound healing benefits of yoga, began the lifelong journey of self-inquiry and balance through this practice, and embraced her calling to teach. In 2006 she completed pre-natal yoga teacher training and begin teaching the very next day. The following year she completed Forrest Yoga Foundations Teacher Training with Ana Forrest and continues to teach true to the Forrest Yoga principles of breath, strength, integrity, and spirit. She trains extensively with master teachers of various lineages who speak to her journey as practitioner and teacher, and completed her 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training with Ame Wren and Kevin Courtney through the Boston Yoga School in 2015. She currently studies regularly with Tias and Surya Little. While yoga is her first love, she embraced Reformer Pilates as a valuable complementary practice, and has trained with Balanced Body University and taught her popular yoga-inspired Reformer Flow classes since 2008. Petra teaches from a place of deep intuition, balancing the precision of alignment with the freedom of flow for safe exploration, and she founded Orleans Yoga + Pilates in 2013 dedicated to the principle of integrating both equally.