JENN’S STAFF INTERVIEW

Jenn became a yoga intern at Sangha Space July 2014. Certified to instruct Grow Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, she helps students explore their potential and connect with themselves on the mat. Jenn teaches Grow yoga Friday and Saturday mornings at the studio, but you can probably catch her in classes Monday and Tuesday evenings.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in Drexel Hill PA

HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER YOGA?
I took my first yoga class at the YMCA several years ago. I don’t remember many specifics about the class or the instructors name. I do remember leaving the class and thinking that i wanted to go back. Something about the practice resonated with me immediately and it just made sense.

ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO YOGA?
Honor your body. Do what feels right for you in any pose. Don’t be intimidated to try yoga because of Instagram photos of people doing handstands on cliffs or bending into all sorts of shapes. It is about so much more. Don’t compare yourself to the person next to you in class. Also, don’t forget to breathe:)

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOGA IN 3 WORDS?
Breathing, Healing, Connecting

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT UTILIZING PARTNER POSES DURING YOGA?
Partner poses can allow us to get deeper into poses with someone else. They also provide instant feedback from another person about what feels right to them in a particular pose and vice versa.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TEACHING AT SANGHA SPACE?
As a new teacher i enjoy helping people find a sense of connection with themselves and their bodies through movement and breathe.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TAKING CLASSES AT SANGHA SPACE?
There is a great community at Sangha Space. I love the variety of classes offered here. I love practicing in the amazing room and moving and flowing with other students. All of the teachers are great. There is something for everyone!

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT?
I am currently taking an online anatomy and physiology class which will hopefully help me in my own practice as well as in my teaching.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSE OR PART OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?
Currently, my favorite pose is half moon.

WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES (BESIDES TANGO/YOGA) DO YOU ENJOY?
Coffee drinking, book reading, being with friends, taking long walks

IF YOU WERE TO WIN THE LOTTERY, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?
I would open a used bookstore/ yoga studio. Also, i would buy a house with a backyard and hang out in a hammock.

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