1.Brief, non-yoga teacher bio; other interests/passions. Where are you from, what’s your heritage, how many sibling if any, pets or no pets.
I was born in Hawaii, moved to Germany and spent most of my youth in Colorado. My dad was an army doc so we moved around a lot. My family is from Tennessee so I’ve always spent time in the South but I moved to New Orleans as a freshman in college and haven’t looked back since. I have an older brother named Micah and a younger sister named Mari. No pets but I’m a frequent animal sitter. I’m a huge traveler and enjoy plants, surfing, and natural skin care.
2. Least favorite / hardest posture for you?
Tripod headstand. It just feels a little sketchy in my long, giraffe neck. Also, thanks to Lindsey Crow, I’m not a fan of Kundalini Squats. Even the name is horrible.
3. What are you enjoying about your practice right now?
I’m really enjoying my home practice. I just moved into a new house with a big, quiet, covered deck. I love to flow on my own out there and see where the practice takes me. Each day is so different.
4. Favorite thing about being a teacher?
Watching people fall in love with yoga and get excited about their practice is the coolest. I came to take a class last week and Maria (who you may have seen behind the desk) was next to me – before class even started she had to get up so I could see her handstand breakthrough. It made my week.
5. Favorite NOLA restaurant or hang out.
Pagoda Cafe is my fave neighborhood spot. I also love Pulp and Grind just around the corner from the studio. Good coffee makes my passion list.
6. Something students may not know about you?
I had a brief stint as a college volleyball player. Despite my height, I was better in the back row.
7. Yogi-toe, Yay? or Nay?
Nay, just a super sticky mat.