From the couple: We met in typical romantic fashion; at an evening yoga class. Before the class began, Sona caught Matt’s eye and he was looking for a way to connect with her. Then the moment came. The yoga instructor announced that a student had requested to dim the lights so that we could enjoy our regular yoga practice with candlelight. Matt cheekily responded, “Uhhh, I am actually afraid the dark. Could you please leave the lights on?” In that moment, Sona turned to Matt with an expression of disbelief because it was her (ironically) who made the request. Matt was immediately smitten by Sona’s reaction and happily acquiesced. Little did we know, that yoga class would be the genesis of our love story. It did not take us very long to discover our mutual affection for our families, friends, dogs, ice cream and our alma mater, UC Berkeley, which is where we are getting married. We still do yoga together every week! A nightly ritual is that Matt prepares me a cup of tea before bed which has sparked my interest and appreciation for tea. Knowing this, Matt planned an epic proposal in the Japanese Tea Garden in SF!