Mariah was born in the foothills of Colorado and into the surrounding open space, aspen groves, red rocks and mountains. It’s no wonder that she has spent a majority of her lifetime outside, immersed in nature. Whether it be through sports, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, hiking, biking, backpacking, or walking her two pups Jonah and Nahko down the trails, she enjoys every moment of fresh air and sunshine. Her passion for the outdoors lured her back to her Colorado home from the east coast where she began studying and teaching yoga and meditation in college. She found work on the mountain as a ski patroller and in mountain safety in the winter, and working on ranches as a wrangler in the summers. She found yoga, especially slower, breath-based yoga, to be an amazing practice to balance out the physical work, and has been teaching regular classes since 2010. After trying out careers in studio management, retail and the service industries, she co-founded In Your Element, a local yoga and adventure company, as a platform for her share her passion for nature, yoga, and self-development with others. She has recently found her way back to wrangling horses, teaching yoga and meditation, and leading retreats and couldn’t be happier!