Favorite part of teaching yoga?
That moment when students have just finished a really challenging sequence and you hear a sigh of “ahhhh.” It’s filled with exhaustion, relief, accomplishment, and contentment, and it is so inspiring.
Where did you grow up?
To Kill a Mockingbird.
Favorite piece of art?
Any choreography by Alvin Ailey.
What inspires you?
Dance, my family, social justice, sunshine.
Favorite restaurant in DC/VA/MD?
Dream vacation or favorite vacation you’ve ever been on?
I have too many dream vacations to choose from! Thailand, Egypt, Brazil, the list goes on. I love visiting my extended family in Turkey – I could eat Turkish food for every meal.
Favorite yoga pose and why?
Right now, handstand! It’s still very much a work in progress, and I’m excited by that challenge every day. I love the feeling of weightlessness when the hips stack over the shoulders.