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Hometown: Gates Mills

How many years have you practiced yoga: 18

Favorite yoga pose: Parivrtta Trikonasana

Words to live by: You are stronger than you think.

Why did you start practicing yoga: Physical and mental discipline and playfulness.

Mantra or daily affirmation: Keep going.

Favorite book: The Dragons of Blueland, by Ruth Stiles Gannett

What informs your practice: The transitions are so cool!

Your advice for beginner yogis: Learn about Downward-facing Dog from your Downward-facing Dog.

3 words to describe you: Stubborn.

The pose that challenges you the most: Mountain Pose.

The best advice you've ever received: It's not about you. Most of the time everyone is doing

their best.

What's your teaching style: Smooth. Slow.

What do you do for fun: McDonalds. Chesterland. Small coffee, 2 creams.

What are you most grateful for: Family and friends.

What brings you peace: Long days working in the garden.

Where is your happy place: The garden.

Who/what inspires you the most: The wisdom of elders, the optimism of young people.

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