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August 13th, 2012

Yogi Of The Week: Jenn


Meet Jenn.

Jenn has no idea why she started practicing yoga so many years ago.

One day, she wandered into a yoga class at her university’s gym, and admits that at first she didn’t really like it: “All the things the teacher was asking me to do seemed entirely out of reach. Still my mind? Twist like what? Stand on my arm and head? What the? But for some reason I kept going back, and I kept unfolding and growing and after awhile I stopped doing yoga and yoga started doing me.”

These days, Jenn’s yoga practice is a "luscious love." She is heavily involved in Africa Yoga Project, an organization bringing jobs, improved health and leadership training to Africa's urban slums. What was supposed to be one teacher assistant opportunity at a Baptiste teacher training in Kenya in 2009 revealed her passions and new purpose. At a recent fundraising event in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Jenn helped raise over $50,000 for Africa Yoga Project and Children’s Hospital, someone told her it was the most inspiring day of their life. That moment brought everything into a new light.

Her practice has given her patience, deeper relationships, unexpected lessons everyday and maybe most surprisingly, a job! We loved getting to know Jenn, and we'd love to meet you too. Tell us a little about yourself on the You Series page:Manduka.com/You

Every week we're sharing the story of another real yogi in our blogs, emails and even magazines. Maybe soon you'll see yourself here. Or see something in yourself here.

Practice On.

--Manduka

Yogi of the Week: Jenn

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