I have so many connections to Five Points, dating back to when my kids were small – going to the various parades and festivals, all the way up to when my kids were teenagers – while growing and running a business here.
I like that there are a lot of local businesses in Five Points. I think it’s a good way to keep the city vibrant and economically viable.
I started teaching yoga in the early 1990s. Back then, there weren’t many teachers approaching yoga from a traditional perspective. I first opened City Yoga on Devine St. in 2003, after teaching around town in various spaces. I moved to our current location in Five Points in 2007. I’ve been around for a long time, and I feel really wonderful about the growth of yoga in our community – I feel proud of it. I’ve had some students who I’ve been teaching for eighteen years, and I get to see them grow with the practice.