Mara Sobotka studied with the University of Washington’s Comparative Religion program, and obtained her MA in 2015. She currently teaches Hebrew and writing. Though incurably fascinated by everything, her main foci are affect theory, gender theory, and the evolution of language from scriptures to modern-day use in interpretation and activism. Her yoga practice began through self study a number of years ago, then branched out through some fortunate encounters with mentors, friends, and teachers. She has since become drawn to Kundalini, and hopes to complete instructor training in the future. She has written for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association on the healing power of auricular acupuncture for trauma, and is currently an academic editor.