1. What’s your favorite way to experience Bhakti? (hot/cold, flavor, favorite cafe, etc)
I love my Bhakti latte with unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  Whenever possible, I like to enjoy unsweetened Bhakti with a hint of honey or coconut sugar.

2. What inspires you?

  • yoga at sunrise – well, yoga anywhere and anytime
  • riding my bike in the Colorado mountains
  • exploring new places and trying new things
  • people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to follow their dreams  and achieve happiness
  • inspiring others inspires me – it is always humbling and energizing to be told that I’ve somehow inspired someone

3. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and what would you be doing? (city/country)
I’d re-visit France and spend time riding Velib bikes around Paris exploring more arrondissements; then travel the country through Dinan, Annecy and Chamonix; then catch some of the tour.

Closer to home, hands down in Telluride.  Its beauty and remoteness is so peaceful and inspiring.  I’d be enjoying my Bhakti latte from the Steaming Bean while strolling through the farmer’s market after a morning ride, run or hike.

4. If you could share a conversation or moment with any person, past or present, who would it be and why?
My dad’s parents because I never had an opportunity to know them.  I would treasure even a brief moment to meet them and learn more about my heritage.

5. What’s your favorite nonprofit or social movement?
I support organizations that work to improve and impact our local community.  Some examples are Bicycle Colorado, Community Food Share, Greenhouse Scholars, Im’Unique.

GHS is a Colorado & Illinois based non-profit that provides mentoring and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students, cultivating the next generation of community leaders.

Im’Unique is a Denver based non-profit that strives to unite diverse populations and elevate communities through creative approaches to health and wellness education and experiential learning to promote individual growth and social change.  It was founded by the teacher who inspired my yoga practice about eight years ago.

I’ve also recently discovered The Representation Project.  It’s a movement and an organization that is focused on challenging gender stereotypes and creating cultural change so that everyone regardless of gender, race, class, age, or circumstance can fulfill their potential.