Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Training: Wow-- so much! I did my first one more than 20 years ago. It was very informal, in the living room of the owner of the yoga studio. I did my second one in 1999 at White Lotus, and have done many since. I now teach them!
Specialization: Alignment-based, hatha yoga
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Playlist Favorites: Everything from the Beatles to old punk rock, to the Carpenters to reggae
Hobbies/Passions: I love yoga, movies, tattoos, essential oils, hair braiding, roller skating, food eating. I think I am the only person in Los Angeles who is NOT into hiking.
What was your path to yoga?: I was dating someone for 5 years, we broke up and I had a breakdown. I was so depressed. My friend suggested I try yoga. At that point I had been wearing a long, yellow nightshirt and hadn't left the house. I went to yoga, and for that hour and a half I didn't think about how sad I was. I came home and put the yellow T-shirt back on. And then I realized I needed more time not feeling sad, so that meant I needed more yoga... I kept going. Then I did work-trade at the yoga studio and got free classes. Then they had teacher training (the one in the living room) and I did it. That was more than 20 years ago.
Favorite pose: Depends on the day. Could be ardha chandrasana (half moon), could be eka pada rajakapotasana (pigeon), could be adhomukha vrksasana (handstand)
A few adjectives to describe you: sassy, honest, non-conformist