In early 2000 Arshia and I were both new to Silicon Valley, Arshia having arrived from Washington DC and I from a year of study in France. We had come out for work in late 1999 and started going to ashtanga classes at YIY just about the same time the studio opened. The classes were then taught by Shelly, and as the studio was new, there were often only a handful of us. Neither of us knew very many people out here, so we were often both there on Friday night – class became our surrogate social life… ;-). After a few classes, we started nodding to each other, and pretty soon we were chatting. We’ll leave the rest of the story to the reader’s imagination, but it has been an exhilarating relationship. We got engaged in Palm Springs in May 2001 (after a camping trip in Joshua Tree) and married exactly a year later, at Rosenblum Winery in Alameda. The pictures are from the wedding in Alameda.