I've known Hannah Half Moon for many moons. The moon analogy aligns perfectly for this observational comment: I've watched her, from distances ranging from five feet to 500 miles, blossom through many cycles of the new moon to the full moon. She's demonstrated exponential growth in confidence, insight and acceptance of her "being" in both the non and the verb tense.
Though I cannot perceive auras (long sigh), this I KNOW: HHM radiates light, lightness, and lightfulness. Long before mindfulness became the latest "thing" HHM was mindfully shedding the negativity of innate and acquired fear that every human who's not content to stagnate (or worse, go backwards) must confess, confront and conquer.
If you have been thinking about adding positivity to your day-to-day life, check out one of her classes. Prices are very reasonable, and her ability to give as-needed individual attention in a group setting, without disrupting the flow of the class as a whole, is as unique as Hannah herself.
Many yoga instructors are difficult to follow, some are a even a bit pretentious or make us feel inadequate. HHM is encouraging and she makes it easy to keep up at a pace YOU are comfortable with. You will gain confidence with each session while improving your body/mind/spirit connections.
Bottom line: Hannah's refusal to climb over (or push aside) others to assume (what I believe is) her rightful place at the top of the San Diego area metaphorical "yoga instructor totem pole" is an affirmation of the fundamental essence of her character... the walk consistently matches the talk.
I AM CERTAIN the day will come when Hannah receives the recognition she already deserves. On that day, being not as humble as Hannah, I will brag "I knew her when..."