She has a contagious smile and you walk out of her class feeling surprisingly excited and calm at the same time
Now get to know her a little bit better through this short interview and treat yourself to one of her happy classes.
How long have you been practicing yoga? As a student and as a teacher?
I have been practising yoga for 5 years and teaching for 2 years
What was that “Aha!” moment that brought you to become a yoga teacher?
The “Aha!” Moment that brought me to become a yoga teacher was the immense joy in sharing yoga even in teacher training. Planning classes are a creative outlet and the joy in teaching is immense.
What are 3 of the biggest things you have noticed that yoga brings to your life?
The three biggest things that yoga brings in my life are:
1) Healing from past injuries and present day stiffness in shoulders. Hips, and low back.
2) Confidence on my mat transfers to confidence in my life to explore new opportunities that come up.
3) Peace in the present moment. Letting go of the past and not worrying about the future.
Can you now imagine your life without yoga?
I cannot imagine my life without yoga! When I first began I practised Hatha and power 3-4 times a week. Nowadays I’ve included yin and restorative yoga. I also practice postures in the morning before getting out of bed to warm up my body for my day. At the end of the day, I include a few postures before bed. If I notice I am sitting for a long period of time I take breaks and practice cat and cow. I include planks throughout my day to build strength.
What would you say to your Before yoga persona to encourage him/her to get on the mat?
I would say to my before yoga persona to schedule in yoga classes. It is as important as all the other appointments in my life. Try different styles of yoga and different teachers.
What would you add to finish this sentence: life setbacks are…?
Life setbacks happen for all of us…even yoga teachers. Yoga is a framework to give you clarity, creativity, courage, and community to live your life.
Here the schedule to catch one of Jeanne’s classes
Saturday 8-9:15 a.m. @ Main Street & 15th Studio
Sunday 12:30-2:00 p.m. @ Main Street & 15th Studio