I’ll start with a ‘fess up. When Jane Fonda was telling us to “go for the burn” and Richard Simmons shouted “wake up”, I was the lycra-clad fitness club manager complete with leg warmers and headband. My fascination with fitness probed deeper into the mind-body connection as I pursued and received a black belt in Kung Fu. But it was during my first yoga retreat that I recognized something in the eyes of the teacher that struck me. Something I knew that I really wanted. There was a clarity, ease, and a sense of acceptance without resignation that I began to recognize in my most influential teachers.