Hala Khouri has been teaching the movement arts since she was 16. Earning a B.A. In Psychology from Columbia University and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, she is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, focusing on trauma's impact on the body and mind. Hala has taught yoga and the movement arts to a wide variety of people, ranging from schizophrenics and at-risk youth to mommies and rock stars. She is a founder of the yoga and activist organization Off the Mat, Into the World.