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: We travel to visit friends, go to a lake house in the summer for a week with family and friends, I walk in the Metropark, workout, crotchet, practice learning Italian, watch cooking shows, read cookbooks, cook, play with our dog, Leo, go to Costco with Grant on the weekends and spend time with my kids here at home or away where they live now.

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