I grew up in a little town in Lake Tahoe, Nevada called Incline Village and have spent the last twenty years in Santa Barbara, California. Both places are heaven on earth.
I started practicing Pilates in 1998 after a knee injury, immediately fell in love and have been practicing ever since.
Breathe, try to find ease and let go.
It is perfectly acceptable to not have all the answers and open communication is the first step to success.
I would like to play the fiddle in a rock and roll band.
That is a difficult question. I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand.
I’ve been fortunate to have been a BASI faculty member for over ten years. Because of this, I have had the opportunity to visit many places I may not have otherwise had the pleasure of experiencing. I have taught in China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Italy, Korea, Ireland, Greece, Great Britain and throughout the United States. I have been invited next year to teach in Germany and Scandinavia. My parents are currently on a mission in South Africa and I would very much like to visit them there and maybe organize a teaching opportunity with my beautiful and esteemed colleagues in BASI SA!
I would tell my younger self to slow down and take it easy on yourself.
Definitely the pelvic curl. It is so grounding for me.
I have many, many, people who I enjoy practicing Pilates with, but the person who most inspires me is my teacher, Rael Isacowitz.
“Every moment of our lives can be the beginnng of great things.”
To my family:
It is because of you that I appreciate who I am.
Geez, I’m all over the map. Anything from rap to indie to classic rock to classical. Depends on the day.
Thank you for your inspiration. Are you proud of where your work is today?
Dig deep, explore in depth the things that fascinate you and try not to be too hard on yourself.
To me happiness is the definition of success.
Social interaction on a large scale. I am super shy and consider myself to be largely socially awkward.
“Where did Meri go?”
Tina Fey...she is hilarious!
I can play the violin.
Oh gosh, I’m am incredibly boring. On my off time, you can usually find me alone in a park with a book.
My favorite journey is ongoing...it is the journey into my best self.
There are far, far too many amazing books to claim a favorite. One I love and have read over and over is “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I also adore Mary Olliver.
"Stand by Me"
I write poetry.
whose come undone
what’s to become of her
i’ve just left?
since one won’t long survive
so we stand here,
each beside the other
in quiet silence