When you were a little person what did you want to be “ when you grew up”?
I wanted to be an "ice cream lady" (someone who works at a nice cream shop.). I thought that would be a great job because you are making people happy.
Why do you like it hot?
My dad taught me, "nothing worth having is easy". The heat makes it more challenging, but also increases the benefits of your practice. Now I find it difficult to practice without it!
What are your personal tips for a yogi’s first class?
Relax. And don't focus on the water bottle - it's a distraction! Focus on your breath. And...relax. :)
What is your favorite fruit?
Watermelon! It's the best after class!
Who is your favorite actor?
Hmmm...probably Kevin Spacey.
What is your most embarrassing moment while teaching?
Probably when was first teaching & would sometimes suddenly forget how to begin the next posture! I'd just look around the room until I saw an experienced student already getting into it, then I'd remember.
Who, when and where was your first kiss?
That seems like a long time ago! 1988, outside of our high school after a basketball game, with my first boyfriend Mike.
What is the best/worst thing about being a Bikram Yoga teacher?
Best - all of the wonderful students and fellow teachers you meet on this journey.
Worst - if there's no studio in your area, it's horrible because you get addicted! I was so happy when Aaron opened here in Rochester!
What is your sign and birthday?
January first. Capricorn.
Have you ever been inlove?
Yes. I married him. :)
What is your guilty pleasure?
Chips and salsa!
What do you like to do for fun besides sweat?
Read. Watch my three kids play. Drink wine on the front porch and watch the cars and people go by.
What song best describes you?
I honestly have no idea!
Do you remember what your first Bikram Yoga class was like?
I remember thinking I loved it, but it wasn't that hard. Then I went back and realized i wasn't doing any if the postures correctly!
What is your favorite smell?
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