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Nancy Hancock Button
22 YTTI

Nancy was born and raised in Idaho in a large family of high achievers.  She enjoyed an active lifestyle of education and athletics including years of competitions in jumprope, soccer, and running.  After college (AA Education at University of Utah, BA English/Theatre at BYU-Hawaii), marrying, becoming a mother of biological children and foster children, nine fixer-upper homes, and completing a Master’s Degree (MA Composition/Rhetoric IPFW) while teaching as an adjunct faculty, she finally broke down in Indiana.  The life altering experience of physical break down set her on a road to deeper understanding of her physical body and to discover inner peace as she shed the identity attached to achievement and sought out a more balanced next phase of life.

A five years exploration of medicines, homeopathic alternatives, fervent prayers and seeking inspiration led her to Gretchen Fruchey (500EYT) where yoga became key in rebuilding her physical body and inner strength.  Two years of tentative practice  and one-on-one training helped Nancy develop a very specific understanding of the deeper workings of physiology and psychology of yoga can heal the physical.  As personal growth and strength increased, Nancy was introduced to the Inner Power Yoga teacher training.  She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with R.R.Shakti and Gretchen in 2017  through Inner Power Yoga and has been sharing yoga with others who are seeking the peace and Inner Power that accompanies the practice of yoga. She has continued to grow and increase her capacity to share yoga with others, particularly children, centering her continued education on children.  She has completed over 100 hours of children’s yoga training through Global Family Yoga and YogaEd specializing interactive mythological stories for children and age appropriate positive messages of Inner Power. 

Nancy is currently pursuing her 500 hour YTT through Fusion Yoga and happy to homeschool her three pre-adolescent children through this volatile and pivotal developmental stage while taxiing them around to their various passion activities.  She loves to lounge around the backyard pond with her husband and kiddos at their final fixer-upper as they all seek a more balanced family life.