is a professor at the University of Wisconsin and teaches yoga, meditation, and stress reduction classes in the health education and kinesiology department. She has been teaching yoga since 1995 and is a 500+hour registered yoga teacher with training under the honorable Patabhi Jois, his son Manju Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, David Swenson, Sharon Moon, Leslie Lytle, Ph.D., Judith Lasater, Ph.D., Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, and Christina Sell. In past lives, she was a geopolitics editor and a chronic disease epidemiologist. Now she devotes her time to her family, rescue LabraDane, teaching 3 yoga classes a day, and trying to top her reading record of 78 books last year.