Jenny T’s classes get you into a space where all that matters is you, your breath, & your mat. Join her in Wheaton (she subs a ton in Glen Ellyn too) for one of her beautifly sequenced classes that will have you floating out of the door. Jenny gives you space to challenge yourself; whether that is a difficult to master balancing pose or the ever difficult to master: space of peace & calm in your mind. Find yourself in her class & she will help you find yourself!
1. When & how did you come to yoga yourself?
I attended Arizona State University with the intention of teaching Dance and health in Physical Education. For my student teaching experience, they paired me with a mentor who created and implemented yoga curriculum to the Gilbert school district, Teresa Lake. I had never practiced before, and as a dancer, I didn’t really like it! But I had to begin teaching her classes! It didn’t take long before I fell in love with the practice and have been teaching and taking classes ever since. Eventually, I travelled to the Big Island of Hawaii to grow my practice and officially earned my 200 training certification.
2. Favorite yoga pose:
There are too many to count! I love starting my practice in a huge open supported fish, I love the continuous challenge of Ardhachandrasana (standing half moon), and most days I feel like I NEED a pigeon pose 🙂
3. Who inspires your teaching?
The students! Gosh, our community is amazing. I love seeing students smiling on their mats and almost immediately seeing their stress melt away as they get centered on their mats. It makes me want to continually become a better instructor.
4. Tips for beginners (or advanced yogis maybe):
Be gentle with yourself! One of the most beautiful things about the practice of yoga is there’s no pressure. No expectations. Show up on your mat and do what feels good no matter what that looks like on any given day. Be patient with the practice as not many leave on day one (or even day 200 for that matter) feeling like they know what they’re doing!
5. Favorite quote:
Ooh I have so many! One that I keep coming back to lately is from Etty Hittlesum, “Sometimes, the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take in between two breaths.”
6. Instagram name: Jennylynneyogi **Jenny loves outdoor yoga, give her a follow & follow along on her adventures!
7. Regular teaching schedule: Day/Time/Format/Location
Thursdays in Wheaton
YBD 2 95 @4:30
YBD 2 95 @ 6:00
Restorative @ 8:15
8. When I am not doing yoga I like to;
Be doing anything outdoors! Walk, run, bike, even yoga outside! The sun makes my heart happy.