Jennie MacGoy is an insured, CPR & first aid-certified, Yoga and Functional Movement Instructor. She is also an    Accessible Yoga Ambassador   . She is a mom of four children (ages 11-21 -- all yogis!) and one crazy chocolate lab. When she's not practicing or teaching yoga, she loves to read, take long walks with her husband, and bake.

Jennie MacGoy is an insured, CPR & first aid-certified, Yoga and Functional Movement Instructor. She is also an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. She is a mom of four children (ages 11-21 -- all yogis!) and one crazy chocolate lab. When she's not practicing or teaching yoga, she loves to read, take long walks with her husband, and bake.

 

I decided to give yoga a try back in the summer of 2015.  Having battled anxiety for many years, I was looking for an additional "something" to supplement the avenues I was already pursuing to calm the chaos in my head.  I took one class and knew I'd be back again.

I began to practice more frequently and quickly saw the benefits of a regular practice.  My body was considerably stronger, but more importantly -- to me -- my mind was calmer.  I wasn't as quick to react when one of  my children did something unsavory. I began to savor the small moments with my husband and children instead of constantly worrying about what was going on tomorrow or next week or next year.  I became more open-minded and less judgmental.  In a nutshell, I began to embrace the present moment.  As someone who consistently lived in the future for most of her life, this was a major shift in mindset.  And what a happy, more peaceful mindset it has been!

I graduated from my yoga teacher training in February 2017 and knew I had found my new mission in life:  to bring yoga to others, especially to those who did not think yoga was accessible.  I opened Breathe with Jennie in April 2017 with a passion for finding customizations of yoga poses for each and every student that walks in the door. I also believe that pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation are an integral part of yoga. I intentionally keep class sizes small so that every student receives the individual attention she or he deserves.