I had the pleasure of getting to know Jennie Ray soon after we opened our doors at the beginning of 2016 and she has been gracing us with her supportive, fun-loving, strong presence ever since. If you have practiced in one of our early evening classes or Saturday morning, you have probably practiced alongside Jennie. Her dedication to being a student of yoga is noticeable and her dedication as a teacher is no different. Jennie has completed two 200-hour teaching certifications and is well versed in Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa, and Restorative practices. We are excited to have her join our team of teachers where she can continue to share her thirst for learning from both her fellow teachers and students. Read more about Jennie below and practice with her on Monday evenings during Warm Power Basics, 8-9pm.
What is your favorite style of class to teach and why?
Vinyasa flow and Power. I love movement with breath. It’s like a dance. The Power practice allows us to dedicate the merit of our strong energetic efforts toward something or someone. Meeting that “edge” with all that we have, helps us be all that we are and at peace with all that we do.
What made you want to go beyond just practicing yoga and start teaching?
The practice of yoga is more than the mat work for me. Teaching is a deeper way to “live” my yoga.
If you had to describe your teaching style in 3 words or less, what would you say?
Nurture the alignment!
What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Tadasana/Mountain...the pose from which all others are formed.
What do you like to do around Richmond?
Walk my Whoodle, Rayven, and listen to live jazz whenever and wherever I can.
What’s your favorite food?
Anything from Kim Baker’s cookbook Workin’ it in the Kitchen
Tea or Coffee?
“Never draw conclusions that can’t be changed” E. Zaller
Why are you excited to teach at Humble Haven Yoga?
HHY is my yoga home. I am looking forward to giving to others what has been given to me; Space to grow.
What’s your favorite song to practice to?
The sound of my Ujjayi breath!