I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that Ashtanga has helped to make me a better person. I am healthier, stronger, and more disciplined because of yoga. I've learned how to care for myself, my life, and my most cherished relationships. Perhaps most importantly, I've learned about the "space between stimulus and response." There is always a moment we get to take a breath and choose how to react, how to be. On a good day, I'm able to share this with the tiny humans in my classroom and try to impart the same wisdom. I want the students who pass through my class to learn how to breathe, love, and live in a place of acceptance and non-judgment, all while having some laughs and fun. Arms and hearts open to the world! I have learned patience and gratitude from our dear Diana and I hope to teach the same to my little monkeys, doing my best to share the legacy of Ashtanga.