A year of limping due to knee surgery encouraged Jee to start practicing yoga in 2000. It worked! And in 2001, she completed her first teacher training course with a qigong teacher in Seoul, Korea. Jee’s search for a mentor and deeper knowledge of yoga led her around the world; she studied Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga in Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Taipei to earn Yoga Alliance International Certification. She spent time teaching in Singapore and in Seoul before moving to St. Louis in 2010. Expect a blend of free flowing postures with qigong and Zen yoga in Jee’s hatha and vinyasa classes; long holds of poses (3-5 minutes) with gentle movement in between in her yin classes; and the influence of Zen Buddhism in her meditation classes. And you’ll find a dose of humor in all her classes. Jee loves “sharing, supporting and interacting with students in three dimensions—physically, emotionally and energetically.” She also loves spending time with her many “babies”- her dog and four cats. We think Jee just may be an animal whisperer.