Yanina took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2007 and completed Teacher Training in 2011. Bikram Yoga has become her best friend, savior and light in challenging times. Yanina believes the change of the world begins with our own individual change. She is a native of Bulgaria and in 2000 she moved to the US, where later on she earned MA in visual journalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. Since 2008, Yanina has been documenting the issues of recovery from substance abuse among Appalachian women and the consequences on their children.