Why do you practice?
To bring balance to my life and to allow for a greater sense of relaxation and peace of mind.
Why do you teach?
To inspire in others those many and various gifts that I receive from daily practice.
I am inspired by many of the great saints, masters and teachers; Patanjali, Hafiz, Rumi, Christ, Buddha, Mother Theresa, Ramana Marharshi, and many many others …. and also by children who innocently share simple Truths with me.
Who have you trained with?
Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Erich Schiffman, Judith Lasater, Gangaji, Hayakuten Inamoto, Tim Miller, Snatam Kaur, Tom Myers, Arthur Kilmurray, Doug Keller, Tara brach, Cindy lee, maryLou weprin. Trijang rinpoche, pema Chodron, wayne Dyer, louise Hay and rosalyn Breyere.
What style do you teach?
What’s your favorite food?
Greens, pizza, tart cherry pie
Do you own any animals?
Yes, Tigger -- yellow tabby cat, 16 years old; Dickens -- American Water Spaniel, 10 years old; Peanut -- Yorkie-Poo, 3 years; Luci-Lu -- Morkie, 1 year old; and various fresh water fish
What’s on your playlist right now?
Adele, Beatles, Bob Marley, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eva Cassidy, Ingid Michaelson, Inner Voice, Krishna Das, Lorie Line, Matt Nathanson, Nancy Griffith, Ramsey Lewis, Snatam Kaur, Janis Joplin
What’s your favorite yoga accessory?
What style influences your teaching?
It may not be a style…but the poetry of Hafiz and Rumi influences my teaching…also, just moving the body in an open-minded and open-hearted way with breath inspires my teaching and my own practice
Favorite yoga pose?
Right at this moment, my favorite category of poses are inversions….going upside down is proving to serve me in my life right now. Though, my favorite poses change as my life changes.
“It is what it is.” and “I am That I am”
What is your favorite TV show of all time?
I don’t watch TV all that often. I suppose it could be Dark Shadows or Gilmore Girls or NCIS…..I really like the Food Network station too.
What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
Hmmmmm…..never really gave this much thought…..perhaps Lynnie or Evie
Your favorite item of clothing?
Skirts and dresses
What did you want to be when you were little?
A singer or a teacher
In the animal kingdom, which animal would you be?
A puppy….they’re always happy!
What word describes you best?
What drives you every day?
Truth…love for life
Who do you admire?
What is your mission?
To leave everyone I come in contact with…. a little lighter, with a bit or a lot of happiness….knowing that they are special.
What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
Helped me realize that I am special.