Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

How many years have you practiced yoga: 8 years (since 2014)

Favorite yoga pose: Downward Facing Dog

Words to live by: "Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything" - Fr. Pedro Arupe

Why did you start practicing yoga: Growing up, I did various styles of dance. Yoga felt like a sustainable continuation of the flexibility, strength, and grace that I already had established in my body.

Mantra or daily affirmation: I am present

Favorite book: The Bible

What informs your practice: Baptiste methodology

Your advice for beginner yogis: Keep showing up and doing the work.

3 words to describe you: Happy, caring, driven

The pose that challenges you the most: Side plank

The best advice you've ever received: Be authentic.

What's your teaching style: Baptiste. I teach from the Baptiste Journey Into Power sequence and Baptiste methodology because it works.

What do you do for fun: Hiking/backpacking, yoga, cooking, going out for delicious food, pedicures

What are you most grateful for: My family and husband

What brings you peace: Meditation and spending time in nature

Where is your happy place: On my mat or out in nature

Who/what inspires you the most: Kind and authentic people

Instagram handle: @izabelerubinski