Who is YoGirl?

My name is PeggyAnne Olson. I have been a competitive athlete and then teacher and coach for most of my life. I swam at the University of Maryland and have a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Reading and Literacy.

I’ve been involved in yoga since 1990.  After taking various classes around the area, I quickly became most interested in Vinyasa style yoga. In 2012, I received my 200-hour yoga and Yoga Sculpt certifications, and was an instructor leading classes in local studios. In 2014, I combined my love for teaching and my love for yoga by starting my own Yoga business. My motto is “Know who you are; Love who you are.”

Right out of college I spent 8 years as an elementary school teacher in the Montgomery County Public School system, before opening a private academic tutoring business in 1996. Currently, I am a third grade teacher at Blessed Sacrament School in Chevy Chase, DC. 

Outside of the studio, you can often find me tutoring kids, reading, running, cycling, or hiking with my dog, Chase. I enjoy all of these activities; however, teaching and the practice of yoga is what centers me. It links my mind, body and soul.