I was introduced to yoga when my mom took me to a studio as a child in the late 60s. This began a journey that has meandered back and forth through yoga, philosophy, fitness, and parenthood. My main residential teacher training was at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, but I also studied several years with an Iyangar trained teacher, and have done workshops with Beryl Birch, Baron Baptiste, Lilias, David Swenson and many others. I have a BA in Philosophy from George Washington University, with an emphasis on metaphysics. I began teaching yoga and later group exercise in the late 1980s, and was in the vanguard of teachers bringing yoga from the ashram into the exercise club. I wrote on fitness, wellness, and yoga for a number of newsletters, and served as associate editor for the Journal of the Midatlantic Yoga Association for a couple of years. I first became an ACE certified group exercise instructor in 1990, and later completed 2 years of graduate study in exercise science. I believe my strengths are attention to detail, individual modification, and encouragement to kindness and acceptance for self and others. I strive always to deepen my practice physically, intellectually and spiritually.