About Me – PTA, yoga instructor and former scientist

Who am I?

That’s a difficult question – my philosophy is that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Brevity is the source of wit, or so I’ve read.

I am currently a:  (in semblance of order of personal importance) not chronological

  • A Wife and Mom to 2 humans
  • Food wench for 3 Basenjis.
  • Yoga devotee since 2000 and YTT certified  (400+ hours)
  • Yoga trained with amazing instructors over the years.
    • Erich Schiffmann’s is my teacher from afar
    • David Life Sharon Gannon have also expanded and blown my mind
    • Received my YTT certification with Gary Olson in Washington state.
    • Caught the yoga bug from Brian Bales, also from WA.
  • A Rio Rancho New Mexico resident since early 2015. I LOVE SUNSHINE
  • I love teaching yoga.  I think I’m getting pretty good at it 🙂
  • I also love practicing yoga, which is definitely a lifetime learning process
  • Yoga teacher at Vivify (vivifynm.com).  It is simply the best studio around.
  • Falling love more and more with Yin Yoga. Starting an online course with Bernie Clark.  Which I should be watching now instead of blogging I suppose.
  • Yoga photography is a true passion
  • Looking for a PTA job in an orthopedic clinic in RR/ABQ area.  I discovered that the commute to Santa Fe is sometimes downright scary. No thanks.
  • An Escapee Scientist of infectious disease research ((Ph.D, Microbiology)
  • Former Pacific NW dweller of 20 years


For yuks, this is what I was I was doing for countless years.  Major highs and lows.  I’m proud of my publications and time as a scientist, but I left a very burned out woman with a bitter taste in her mouth.





4 thoughts on “About Me – PTA, yoga instructor and former scientist

    1. I’m afraid I don’t know of any Twin Cities studios off hand but I’ve asked a friend who lives there. I’ll get back to you, but if you want to send me links to studios that you are interested in I’ll be happy to give you my impression 🙂

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