Hometown: I call way too many places my home. I was born in California to Filipino parents, grew up in Singapore, moved to Hong Kong, moved back to Singapore, then moved to NYC. 

Favorite Music Artist or Band: James Blake 

Dream vacation: All expense paid trip around the world.

Favorite yoga pose: Dandayamana Dhanurasana (standing bow pulling pose) 

Favorite post yoga snack: Amazing Green Acai Bowl from Juice Generation. 

How did you get into yoga?  I was doing a BA in Musical Theatre and I was extremely inflexible. We needed to do jazz, ballet and tap dance class and because of my lack of flexibility, I thought yoga would be a good idea. 

What was your first class like?  Terrible. I was a mess. I couldnt breathe, everything hurt, I was looking around wondering how people looked so graceful and calm in every pose. I think class was probably like this for a good month or two til I realized that I needed to ground down with my breath and from there, everything else would fall into place. 

Book recommendation for other yogi's:  Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

What's your favorite part of Y7?  I love the flow on your own aspect of the practice. I love the freedom and creativity that it gives you. You are able to really flow with your own body and your own breath and make the practice your own by playing around with different variations that you may be working on within your own practice.