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Nickname: “Mom” is the name I hear the most! Tris is the name I grew up with and I still love hearing “Tris” from old friends and family.

Favorite food: Sweet potato sushi, Asian lettuce wraps, dark chocolate with sea salt, Egyptian licorice tea with coconut milk.

Favorite place: Wrapped up in the arms of my sweet David.

Guilty pleasure: Cherry Coke Zero, French fries, dark chocolate, and looooooong showers.

Hobbies: My main hobby is playing mom to 5 cool kids: Noah, Jewel, Ella, Eris, and Cannon. I love acting and directing in the theatre. I also enjoy oil painting, camping, and yoga, yoga, yoga.

What is your favorite yoga pose and why? I love the heart opener, Wild Thing or Camatkarasana. I find it to be so invigorating and freeing! Often I get to this pose and find my heart closed; to which I place my floating hand to my heart, peel back my shoulders and focus my breath on allowing my heart to take up all the space it needs – inside my chest and out. It always gets my prana flowing, heals the heart, and makes me want to giggle.

When did you start practicing yoga?  2002 from books and videos.  Sharon Gannon and David Life’s “Jivamukti Yoga” book became my manual, and I practiced with Steve Ross  through his television program “Exhale”.

Who are your teachers and where did you train? I was blessed to receive my 200-hour teacher training with Amy B-G and Tracy Rhinehart. I feel like I have been influenced by these teachers to be more passionate about yoga, to trust myself, to put in the work to get results but don’t worry about results, and to connect with a larger yoga community. I have also had trainings from Seane Corn, Tiffany Cruikshank, Sianna Sherman, and Taylor Harkness. 

Describe your teaching style: Nurturing, Joyful, and Rooted.

What is your motto:  “By small and simple things, are great things brought to pass.” Alma 37:6