When I practice yoga, I take Jeanette’s class. Not only is she a challenging teacher, she has taught me how to breathe, tighten up my core, & lengthen my body. Here we talk yoga, yoga, & more yoga:
+ Introduce yourself.
My name is Jeanette and I am a life & yoga enthusiast! I began studying yoga at the age of seventeen, then became a dedicated practitioner of yoga in Santa Cruz, California, where I underwent a teacher’s training process beginning in 2004 & received my yoga certification in Warrior Yoga in 2006. In 2011, I underwent a two hundred hour teacher training program through YogaWorks under the guidance and instruction of Stacy McCarthy & Jessica Seabern. Throughout my yoga journey, I have had the opportunity to study multiple styles of yoga including Hatha, Warrior, Ashtanga, Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Synergy, & Bikram in various settings including Northern and Southern California, Turkey, & Thailand. I have had the privilege of studying under and being influenced by several extraordinary instructors including Michael Fukumura, Reverend Tom Kelly, Jessica Seabern, Stacy McCarthy, Peri Ness-DeFay, Sensei Jeremy Corbell, and Sensei Kevin Snorf. I am also the Manager of the Haute Yoga studio in Solana Beach. She feels honored and blessed to be a part of such an incredible community of yoga. Check out my website and class schedule here.
+ Best part of yoga?
Attuning to the suttlties of life itself!!! The practice of breaking down the boundaries of the mind & experiencing deep levels of freedom through the breath.
+ How does yoga change your body?
Yoga strengthens, opens & balances the body, promoting the body to function at its optimal capacity!
+ What should you eat before and after yoga?
There are many schools of thought on this. One method is to make sure not to eat within two hours of practice & to maintain a vegetarian diet. This works for many, but NOT for everyone! You do not need to be a vegetarian to do yoga. My recommendation: eat in a way that makes you feel vibrantly alive! Allow food to by your medicine & medicine to be your food.
+ Favorite pre or post yoga smoothie?
YES!!! Water, banana, & spinach is WONDERFUL [ similar to the Yogi Green Smoothie Drink found here ]. You can add rice protein [ Sun Warrior brand, for extra protein if you want go the vegan, raw route ]. One other thing you can use is spirulina protein!
+ Effective yoga move you can do from home?
Cat/cow- opens the spine. It promotes healthy funtion in the spinal highway which makes way for healthy posture & open body!