“The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ” – Dalai Lama
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga, cooking for family and friends and spending time with them, traveling and mountain trekking. The highest I did was Thorong La Pass (17 700 ft) in Himalayas.
If you were to look back from the age of 80 and tell yourself anything what would it be?
Keep staying healthy, improving mindfulness and building a social circle of “mind alike” people around you, so you can support each other in another “40 years to go” journey.
What’s one fact about your education or upbringing that few people know?
I have two Hight School Diplomas – American and Russian – and I’m certified Yoga teacher and Nutritionist.
What are 2 things on your bucket list?
Trek Kailash Kora in Tibet, open own Yoga Retreat and live till 120. That is 3 things, but I always like a little extra.