Hope Bucher is a Pennsylvania native who has lived in North Carolina since 2003. Hope has always had a deep interest in athletics, first as a distance runner and then finding a love for group fitness. She began practicing yoga in 1998. In 2003 she became certified as a personal trainer and then as a group fitness instructor. After teaching for several years she shifted focus to teaching yoga. In 2010 she completed a 200 hour teaching program with the Wilmington Yoga Center. After her first training her focus shifted to more of an anatomy based yoga style. She spent seven years teaching at local gyms and parks to gain experience. She is dedicated to working hard, meeting her students where they are in their practice and anatomy. In 2015 she completed another 200 hour yoga program with Open Studio. In 2016 she complete barre training with Open Studio.