Where did you grow up, and where do you currently live?
I grew up in Redding, California, and currently live in Laguna Beach.
Describe your first yoga experience. How did you evolve into becoming a teacher?
My first yoga experience was 20 years ago in Santa Cruz, California, taking a led Ashtanga class with my oldest sister. I had no idea what I was getting into! Seven years later while living in NYC I started a more rigorous practice to try and deal with the stresses of living in a big loud city and heal the injuries of being a professional dancer.
Name a book that empowered you.
One of the more inspiring books I have read and continue to read is Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa.
Why do you teach?
I teach Yoga first of all because the practice has helped me so much throughout my life. Secondly because I believe in the body's inherent ability to heal itself.