Jennifer Jennette, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), member IAYT (International Association of Yoga Teachers)
I have been practicing and studying yoga since taking my first Iyengar yoga class at the local university in January of 1994. Immediately, I was drawn to yoga as a physical practice, but was also intrigued by the philosophy. Yoga, Ayurveda and Sanskrit have given me a comprehensive framework to understand myself, others and the world in general. I practice yoga in order to experience more of my true nature, to maintain excellent physical health, mental/emotional awareness and stability, and to feel connected to the source of all life.
My intention is to present the practice, philosophy and myriad benefits of yoga in a way that students can use as a tool to feel healthy, calm and connected.
Safety, attention, personal responsibility, and lighthearted curiosity are emphasized in my classes for both children and adults. I adapt my sequences to meet the unique needs of each class or client, modifying as needed for maximum benefit. Through alignment-based and vinyasa yoga, I offer people practical insight and tools hey can use throughout their lives to cultivate sensitivity, compassion and overall satisfaction with their lives.
Through my training, continuous study throughout the years and personal experience, I have a strong foundation in classical yoga practices and philosophy. As Yoga is a holistic practice, I combine asana (bodywork), pranayama (breath work), meditation, mantra, yoga philosophy, modern psychology methods, proper nutrition and Ayurvedic practices for optimal health and well-being.
I also design hemp, organic, yoga-inspired clothing and accessories with my company Surya Leela Designs which can be found on ETSY at www.suryaleela.com
Through sustainable design and thoughtfully placed “Yoga-inspired” patches, I hope to educate and inspire others toward awareness, responsibility and living in “leela” (lila), the carefree nature of the soul.