Hometown: Mentor, OH
How many years have you practiced yoga: 12
Favorite yoga pose: Balancing Half Moon
Words to live by: How you do anything is how you do everything. Grant says it all the time.
Why did you start practicing yoga: Injury
Mantra or daily affirmation: Patience, forgiveness, acceptance
Favorite book: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
What informs your practice: The energy in the room and where my body is at when I step on my mat.
Your advice for beginner yogis: It's ok to not be 'flexible' when you start. It happens over time not only physically, but mentally as well. And, yoga finds you when you need it.
3 words to describe you: Kind, Honest, Resilient
The pose that challenges you the most: Triangle
The best advice you've ever received: When I've been injured and my practice wasn't where I think it should be or want it to be, a teacher reminded me that meditation is also practicing yoga. So now I meditate at least 10 minutes everyday. Makes a huge difference.
What's your teaching style: Powerful, athletic and close to the Baptiste style I like.
What do you do for fun: Reading, cooking, traveling and playing with my dog.
What are you most grateful for: I am grateful for Grant, Kirby, Quinn, Trey and my whole family, mom, dad, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, Jerry, etc... I'm grateful for finding yoga and the friends I have made at the studio that have come to feel like family over the years.
What brings you peace: Sitting with my dog on my lap in the morning.
Where is your happy place: Home
Who/what inspires you the most: My 91 year old father-in-law, Jerry. He has taught me to stay curious, be kind to everyone you meet and find the positive in the negative.
Instagram handle: @kqtmom