1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you?
I guess that would be my constant support of the Warrior Flow Community. I was among those tirelessly promoting Warrior Flow on Lincoln Road and Miami, believing in the growth of our community. I never dreamed we’d be where we are now, but the Warrior Flow™️ TV platform is LIVE!
2- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?
Growing up as the youngest in a big family meant I had the smallest voice. I knew that the only way I could become the best version of myself was by working hard. There were many painful roadblocks in my life and my career that silenced my voice, but I kept fighting my way out and up. My favorite book, Thick Face Black Heart, taught me to be the best warrior version of myself, that I have the power within me to develop a winning, efficient, and self-motivating persona that will appeal to the outside world and to myself. I may be silent, but I have a voice.
3- Why did you choose this field? Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are?
I don’t like having a role model, as every person has a special quality I observe and respect. My first connection to yoga was purely physical. Then as the body-mind connection developed, I realized that both have voices. I was working very hard on my career and my life, ignoring the fact that the most beautiful and basic things were already within me. In addition, yoga was not something easily accessible or affordable to me. I wanted to make it accessible and share it with underserved communities, so I became a certified yoga instructor within a year of beginning my practice.
4- What is your legacy? Do you care about leaving a legacy?
I don’t dream about having a legacy. I want people to remember my connection with them and some positive impact from the little things I have offered.
5- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
Smile and think kind thoughts about others as you would wish them to offer to you. No need to do a big thing, every little thing adds up to become a great thing, reaching many.
6- In less than a minute, without sounding like a used car salesperson, tell us where to find you and what is the next big thing that everyone should be anticipating from you?
Warrior Flow Insiders is a series highlighting leaders and change agents in yoga, movement, mindfulness, mental health, social justice, and community outreach. Subscribe to Warrior Flow TV to receive future Insider profiles and other news from Warrior Flow TV. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Warrior Flow TV offers hundreds of classes including Vinyasa yoga, meditation, HIIT, Pilates, Barre, full-body workouts, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, and much more, all for one low monthly or annual subscription fee. And a portion of every subscription supports The Warrior Flow Foundation. Click here to learn more.