Teacher of Hatha Yoga since age 18. Champion of Laughter (Hasya) Yoga since 2005. I am happy to have come from a tradition emphasizing inner peace, gentleness, patience; focus on breathing and stretching to improve flexibility but never going to the point of pain. My fundamental training was in the Integral (Satchidananda) and Sivananda schools. I've also had months (to years) of classes/training in the schools of: Iyengar, Kundalini, Tantra, and Ashtanga (both Jois and Baba Hari Das). As a Laughter Yoga advocate I've appeared on television: Oprah, CNN-TV with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dancing with the Stars, etc. Author of 6 books and 4 DVDs.