Where are you from? That’s a tough one. Growing up as an Air Force brat, I’ve lived all over the place. Now, Knoxville and Loudon County are home.
How long have you lived in Knoxville and what you like about living here? 35 years. I love everything about living here – the beauty, the mountains, the lakes, the “southernness”, the four seasons – EVERYTHING!
When and why did you begin practicing yoga? I started practicing about 8 years ago. I originally got in to it because I loved the stretching, balance, and low impact. I’ve just always loved challenging my body in a more stretching/balancing kind of way.
What is your favorite thing about yoga? Everything! I’ve learned so much more than when I first started. Incorporating breath work and meditation has made such a difference! I love the way it makes me feel afterward. To me, it’s where my body likes to be.
What do you enjoy doing outside of yoga? 5 years ago, I bought a farm and began growing lavender. Through that, I’ve been able to get more in to things I love like photography, gardening, and creating lavender products that are beneficial for health!