Itzel Hayward (also known as Kamala by her Yoga community) was a lawyer for over a decade before becoming a registered yoga teacher and Certified iRest Teacher specializing in trauma, addiction, and wellness. She is passionate about bringing yoga and other healing modalities to at-risk and underserved adults, including those who are facing drug and alcohol addictions and mental health challenges, are primarily houseless or marginally housed, and are living in poverty.
Itzel is also a certified life and career coach. In 2010, Itzel founded Attuned Living (www.attunedliving.com), which aims to improve the lives of lawyers and other mid-career professionals through life and career coaching, yoga, meditation, and trauma healing services. She has a degree in psychology and is a community counselor in trauma prevention and recovery.