Attuned living founder, Itzel Berrio Hayward

In 2001, attorney Itzel Berrio Hayward was going through a hard time. She had been dumped by her long-distance boyfriend the same month that the company she was working for dissolved, along with her job. With no job to go to and no partner to call or visit, Itzel had a lot of time on her hands. She threw herself into yoga and meditation and couldn’t believe its healing and transformational effects. She was hooked.

Then in 2009, Itzel’s world fell apart. She was getting a divorce, moving out of her beloved home, walking away from her career as a lawyer, and no longer able to ignore the impact of past traumas on her physical, mental, and emotional well-being. She turned to trauma healing practices and again yoga and meditation to heal herself... as well as to every system and practice that she could find to help her heal her relationships with herself and with others.

Inspired by the positive changes in her own life and encouraged by friends who saw them and wanted to learn how to effect similar changes in their own lives, Itzel (also known by her yoga community as Kamala) entered into two separate certificate programs--one for coaching and one for counseling--and also went through two different in-depth programs on the study of the mind and human behavior: yogic psychology and non-violent communication. Today, Itzel is a sought-after teacher in both and the creator of the Relationship Transformation System, a step-by-step program for creating the happy and healthy relationship of your dreams.

Find her on Facebook as Attuned Living and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @attunedliving.