How I got started

How did I get started in yoga?  Well I'm embarrassed to say that back when my only form of exercise was running and someone suggested I try yoga, I said, "I can't waste my time stretching"!

Little did I know of yoga.  My friend, Kaija, took me to an intermediate yoga class one evening.  I had no idea what I was doing.  It was a very crowded class with very bendy, twisty people.  I didn't like it too much.  But when I went to bed that night, I did notice how smooth my breath felt.  Probably a year past and then, in 1999, I gave birth to twins in February and my college roommate gave birth to triplets in April.  We did ballet together in college and we were both gymnasts growing up.  So that summer, Diana suggested we do a yoga tape while our babies took their afternoon nap.  

We lived in the same city at the time, so I would go over to her house and we would pop in Dixie Carter's Yoga For You Unworkout.  Diana & I both loved the show "Designing Women" that was popular when we got out of college and were roomies.  So we were excited to  try out Dixie Carter's yoga video.  We laughed and we couldn't do all the poses at first, but we began to like yoga.   And that's where it all started :)