I'm an RYT500 Hatha Yoga Instructor, Poetry Editor for and a Co-founder of Requited Journal for Innovative Art, and a Writing Instructor at Loyola University Chicago and Columbia College. I favor hatha style asana so each student has the time to find optimal alignment for his or her body. I have received grants for her writing from the Illinois Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and the City of Chicago; my poems won honorable mention in the 2013 Split This Rock Competition judged by Mark Doty and the 2005 Student Poetry Competition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I earned my MFA. Current or forthcoming work can be found in My goal is to bring the benefits of yoga and writing to her students, including increased mental and physical health, greater awareness, and openness to joy. Read more at on my website.