Day Job: Graphic Designer in the Office of Advancement at the University of Dallas
How long have you have been practicing at YS? Ermm… since 2010… So 7 years?
What is your favorite YS workshop or class? Inversions always!
Name one thing you consider yourself to be very good at: Coffee-consumption! All other endeavors continue to be a work-in-progress.
Why did you start practicing yoga? My best friend roped me into an Ashtanga workshop when we were in college, but I really didn’t commit until years later when I started doing P90X. The yoga video (despite being the longest – nearly 2 hours in duration!) was always my favorite and inspired me to kick off a tour of studios in Uptown. YogaSport was my first and last stop. And now I get to be a student AND a teacher!
Who inspires you the most and why? My dad, who passed away just over 3 years ago, continues to inspire me to live my best life. He was the most loyal and selfless person I know, whole-heartedly championing the causes of not just his family and friends, but all who knew him. He stayed active, adventurous, tenacious and happy-go-lucky his whole life, despite the debilitating illness he battled for over a decade. The most important lesson he taught (borrowed from Calvin Coolidge): “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
What do you just love about YogaSport? The fact that I know I’ll be getting a consistently powerful practice infused with the Baptiste methodology. I am also forever grateful for the community that inspired and unconditionally supported me when I took the plunge and signed up for teacher training.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Why can’t it just be pleasurable without the guilt? ;P Just about any and all sweet treats. My newly discovered favorites are ice cream macaron sandwiches.
Furthest city traveled: Chiang Mai, Thailand
What is one thing we don’t know about you that would surprise us? I once jumped out of a plane and swam with sharks (although not in the same day) and would happily do both again should the opportunity present itself.