I was born in Dover, Ohio USA, one of nine children. Received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and afterwards travelled to India where I received an International Montessori Diploma for La Casa dei Bambini (2 and 1/2 years to 6 years old children). I came to Italy in 1980 for a second Montessori Training Course, Assistenza dell’Infanzia (0 to 3 year old children). In that period I had the great fortune to meet Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and the Dzogchen Teachings. Practiced Yantra Yoga at varied times over the years. Taught young children over 30 years, and had had the opportunity to present Kumar Kumari YantraYoga as an after school activity for children of 5 – 8 years for many years.