Mimi has been a student of yoga since 1995 and an avid lover of dance since 1978, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. Mimi mainly teaches a breath and alignment-based vinyasa yoga that is cross-pollinated with aspects of Daoist and Buddhist teachings. She champions meditation as the answer to just about all of life's most pressing questions, and never underestimates the strength and clarity that yoga can provide at times when life turns grim corners. Her two main teachers in the yoga world, Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi, continually humble her with the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition. In 2002, Mimi co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years. She now lives in London, and teaches classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally. She is the author of the DVD “Vinyasa Yoga: A Steady Mindful Practice,” a contributor on movementformodernlife.com, and on triyoga’s yoga teacher training faculty.