Saturday, September 13, 2008

Learn more about Jenna

Jenna came to the practice of yoga over 10 years ago. After almost 15 years as a modern dance and ballet student, she was looking for something with a similar flow and she found it in Ashtanga yoga. Jenna learned the primary and second series as well as her teaching techniques from Bobbi Misiti in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania USA. She has also studied with Beryl Bender Birch, David Williams, Christine Hoar, and Nancy Gilgoff who is the first western woman to practice and teach Ashtanga yoga. Jenna closely follows the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method developed in Mysore, India by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This practice is designed to detoxify and align the body. Jenna does not "teach from the mat," rather she cues the postures and allows you to make the practice your own by giving hands on adjustments and alignment so that you better understand the postures and their benefits. When you take her class, you will sweat, breathe, and maybe even find yourself trying something you've never done before. She cultivates a comfortable, welcoming space for all yogis, old and new!

'This generation of Yogis is being TOLD how to do everything. This limits us having our own experience. Guruji's (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) method is to have you do it, take the practice and have your own experience.' Nancy Gilgoff

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