Where are you from (born/ raised)?
Mehama, Oregon. It's a tiny timber town in the Cascade mountain range (population less than 300).
What do you love most about being a New Yorker?
I love the vibrant diverse communities. I love that you can invent yourself and find your own unique niche--no matter how improbable or ridiculous it may seem.
What inspired you to become a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor?
I had a moment shortly after completing my yoga teacher training in 2004 when I just knew this was the direction my teaching would take. I stood there looking at a flyer advertising a prenatal yoga teacher training and thought that was what I was supposed to do. It just felt right, authentic. I always thought that if there was a need for yoga and everything it teaches us--opening up and welcoming change, emotional, physical, and mental balance, the importance of nurturing oneself, and shifting perspective--it was absolutely during pregnancy, labor and motherhood.