My favorite yoga pose is: locust so I can pretend to be a jet (and maybe challenge some ujjayi breathing).
Yoga has helped me overcome: neck pain and body shame.
You must try this healthy snack: Krave Jerky it's healthy and unconventional flavors of various dehydrated meats.
My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste because I’m basic AF, but seriously because it truly is a lifestyle of appreciating the imago dei (image of God) in everyone.
My advice for beginning yogis is: start with your breath. Master your ujjayi (ocean breath)… google it, study it, practice it at least 5 minutes every day for your first month. It affects everything.
I’m most grateful for: 8 awesome niblings (nephews and nieces).
The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: in my mind… it gets crazy up there.
If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be with my beautiful sister, Tricia, because she introduced me to both yoga and a deep well of grace and compassion.
My heroes are: Aladdin and Abu.
My one wish for the world is: for compassion to become more contagious and invade areas of personal and systemic suffering.
My favorite yoga pose is: Supta Bhada Konasana—it’s gentle enough to ease into practice, but intense enough to start to bring awareness to the body and breath.
Yoga has helped me overcome: Stress and anxiety and has helped to gain self confidence.
I love my smile because it’s uniquely mine and it makes other people happy to see a smiling face. Research has shown that people who smile more lead happier and healthier lives than those who smile less.
You must try this healthy snack: Hummus and veggie wraps.
My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste there is a Divine spark and light in each of us. The gesture is the acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another.
My advice for beginning yogis is: You are unique and so is your yoga practice! Be kind to yourself on your mats.
I’m most grateful for: The support of my husband and 4 children and the rest of my family and friends.
The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
My heroes are: My grandma. She has been there to support me and encourage me since I can remember. She has been a huge help to our family and loves my children dearly.
My one wish for the world is: That we are all able to work together for the greater good of everyone.