Freelance journalist and content creator Mitra Malek writes about wellness, fitness and innovation. She's been a yoga teacher since 2006 and is a former senior editor of Yoga Journal magazine. A longtime news reporter (and warm weather fan), she spent many years in Florida covering government, human-interest issues and business for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Palm Beach Post and Tampa Bay Business Journal. An avid rock climber, she now lives in Chattanooga, Tenn.,where it's not as warm as Florida, but the climbing is hard to beat. These days, she writes for multiple outlets, including The Washington Post and Chattanooga Times Free Press. In a past life, she was an acrobat for Club Med at its sunny resorts overseas and worked on Wall Street. She's a graduate of Rutgers University and Columbia University. Learn more at mitramalek.com or follow her on Twitter @mitramalek.