Mary Ellen first found yoga as a stressed out grad student in the mid-1980s. Those early years of yoga practice were off and on—more off than on as she learned to juggle the needs of her growing family. It was the off times that taught her how important a consistent yoga practice is, not just for her own physical and mental well-being, but for her family’s as well. She thanks Celia Hansen, Marcia Miller, Craige Roberts and Raquel Graham, local teachers who have shared their great wisdom with her over the years. Wonderful workshops with Rodney Yee, Mary Lou Weprin, Barbara Benaugh and Mary Paffard have been helpful experiences beyond measure. She also thanks her graduate and undergraduate nursing professors for their knowledge and guidance and the many patients whose lives she was so blessed to be a part of. They taught her how to care, how to be courageous, and how to be thankful for the moment. Mary Ellen is a graduate of Yoga on High’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program.