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.