Fran Clemente has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2005. She is a certified (RYT 500) vinyasa yoga teacher, but was drawn to Iyengar yoga when she began practicing with Jill Ganassi at Yoga Haven. Fran began practicing yoga because of a debilitating injury. Through her practice and then teacher training, she gained an understanding of how yoga heals. Fran also completed a Social Action Teacher Training to teach yoga to at risk youth. Currently Fran teaches yoga and meditation at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. She has been a volunteer teacher for the Lineage Project, teaching awareness-based practices such as yoga and meditation to at risk and incarcerated New York City youth. Fran is the principal at Newmark High School in New Jersey. Newmark is a State approved high school that serves students with emotional, social and learning disabilities. Her research in the field of resiliency and her study of yoga informs her work with students, staff and families.