Igor Minevich

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Where I'm from: I was born in Dnepropetrvosk, Ukraine. (The name "Dnepropetrovsk" has since been Ukrainianized to "Dnipropetrovs'k" and then shortened to "Dnipro"). My first full day in the United States was on August 23, 1997 - best day of life! I speak English most comfortably, Russian fluently, and a little bit of Hebrew and Ukrainian.

Universities: I did my undergraduate work at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), majoring in mathematics and minoring in computer science and physics, finishing in 2009. I received my Ph.D. at Brown University in May 2014. After that, I spent 3 years at Boston College, where (among other things) I started a teaching seminar and did research on the Lights Out Puzzle with undergraduates. From 2017 to 2019, I was at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In the Fall of 2019, I am starting work at Earlham College.

Yoga and meditation: In Summer 2017, I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. My primary teachers were Jennifer Reis and Jurian Hughes. In Summer 2018, I went back to Kripalu twice. In June I learned some Qigong and restorative / yin yoga from Dr. Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang. In August I went for the meditation teacher training with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine; I am continuing their training now and at least for the next two years. Lorin's book, The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight, is probably the most beautiful book I own. All three programs were so wonderful and life-changing! I highly recommend for you to visit Kripalu - even if just for R & R.

Hobbies: My hobbies include yoga, meditation, playing piano, logic puzzles, knitting, painting (I was 99% sure I could never make a decent painting until I went to Paint Nite so I highly encourage you (yes, You!) to go!), chess, dancing (esp. Rumba and West Coast Swing!), table tennis, racquetball, badminton, and anything Dune-related.