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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

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