I was specifically looking for a yoga teacher, someone who'd focus on the deeper stretch and the lengthening and flexibility needed in swimming. My workout is in the pool. Gym/yoga workouts didn’t fit my needs--until I found Kamala Nellen! Her yoga instruction helped release pulled muscles, strains, and swimmer's shoulder. And she gave me so much more! Kamala emphasized a winner's attitude, focus, goals, breath work, meditation, and the tools to deal with stress before a race. At the National Championships, my relay team won 2nd and 4th places. My coach asked me, "How does it feel to be 2nd fastest in the nation?” Kamala’s expertise helped me believe that I could do it. I'll continue to train with Kamala, building the confidence and skills while aiming for a 1st place. Kamala Nellen has given me the mental edge to be number one.