Sofie Engstrom von Alten was born in California with a passion for art, world cultures and languages. She studied art and language at UC Santa Cruz and in France as an exchange student for one year. After completing her degree she began to travel around the world – participating in artist residencies in Berlin, Istanbul, India and Morocco, in addition to learning several languages. After studying Hatha yoga in India, Sofie wrote and illustrated Dino Does Yoga, a light hearted children’s book about a t-rex that does yoga. The book takes the yoga practice and makes it fun and accessible to children. It was published in 2019 with North Atlantic Books, Berkeley. Since then, she has been teaching children’s yoga and English classes and is in the process of establishing and expanding the “Mini Free Library” system in central Mexico to serve the underprivileged communities there. Her current book celebrates the colors and patterns of Istanbul.


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