Yoga first introduced itself to me during my formal science-based education. Although interesting and mysterious at the time, I was neither open to accepting its challenge of self-discovery, nor open to considering the practice of yoga for what it is: a beautiful means of discerning who you are and finding contentment in that challenge. My yogic journey picked up speed when I began incorporating pranayama techniques and actions of the Mula Bandha into my work with older adults and the very ill. I began seeing how pronounced the mind-body connection really is, and how brightly the human spirit shines through adversity. When Hilltop and I discovered each other it was incredibly magnetic. I have grown so much in spirit, body and mind since meeting Hilltop—and I truly love this special community. I am deeply honored to instruct a power yoga class, and I look forward each week to welcoming the energy of the room as we share our time and appreciation for the strength and softness of each breath.