Francesca Budesheim, E-RYT, MSSW (@francescayoga) is a certified yoga instructor and integrative holistic health coach based in Austin, Texas. She completed her first 200-hour training with Shane Perkins and Kate Saul in and continued to pursue additional training hours with Shiva Rea, Maria Garre, Heather Peterson, Peter Crowley and more. After tearing her ACL in high school, Francesca quickly turned to yoga to rehabilitate her body. She didn’t count on the practice to also rehabilitate her spirit. While completing her undergraduate degree in Child + Family Studies and Addiction Studies and Syracuse University she completed her 200hr training and began teaching shortly after. While studying towards her Master of Degree in Clinical Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, Francesca was given the opportunity to use her knowledge of the human body, human emotion and human spirit to create a therapeutic yoga group for people suffering from grief and loss. Francesca’s teaching style combines strength-based, precise cues to activate and connect to the body. She values meaningful movement that allows her students to strengthen both their physical body and spiritual body.Outside of yoga, Francesca is married with two dachshunds, is an ambassador for Lululemon and Fitbit and their Fitbit Local initiative across the United States, and working on writing a therapeutic grief and loss yoga curriculum and as we’ll as her first book.