I was drawn to Yoga as a teen who had been very athletic as a child, but in adolescence, lost interest in competition and found Yoga. I did my first class in 1980, and my first Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center in 1996. Teaching followed immediately, including on staff at Kripalu. I took Donna Farhi’s first and one of her only Canadian teacher trainings, in 2000. This opened many new doors of perception that over the next many years continued to develop and deepen, and have thoroughly integrated into my teaching style as well as my personal practice.