Jeannine is a Certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher, Naturotherapist and travel enthusiast. Her highest intention is to help guide people towards their inner source of abundance and wisdom. Jeannine’s classes are unique in that students learn something new every class. For her, yoga more than just a physical practice, it’s a way of life and a practice that helps us develop the tools to overcome obstacles and truly enjoy life. Each class is themed and inspired by her own life journey; a fusion of yogic psychology, philosophy, anatomy lessons, meditation techniques, and practical knowledge that she’s gathered over the years.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, she had been figure skating for over 20 years, and was a trained as a professional coach and personal trainer, and experimented with other movement-based activities such as dance and martial arts. After severely injuring her knee during a ski accident, she decided to begin practicing yoga as part of her rehab. To her surprise, the practices not only helped her regain mobility and better understand her body; they also gave her tools to manage anxiety and the desire to learn more about her mind. In 2006 she completed her bachelor’s degree specializing in psychology and during this time dove deeper into the more meditative practices of yoga.
In 2008 she completed her first yoga teacher training at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. This training transformed her for the better; it’s the moment where she realized that we all have an innate power to co-create the life we want to live. She returned home with a newfound sense of purpose, put an end to a toxic relationship, and broke 8 years of silence between herself and a family member. Yoga is a powerful practice and she teaches because she wants everyone to experience it’s benefits for themselves.
Yoga Teacher Trainig, Mexico 2008
As a proud member of the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga community, she’s worked on several committees over the years (including: Policy & Procedures committee, Communications committee and Board of Directors member) and fulfilled different roles (including: Canada Country Coordinator, Professional Development Representative and Website Project Manager). Currently she works for the licensing committee, mentoring and assessing teachers who have applied for certification.
Jeannine loves sharing her knowledge about Kashmir Shaivism and the anatomy of yoga through the fascia (ie: body’s connective tissue). She teaches local and international workshops on these subjects and is currently set to teach in Brussels and Munich in 2020.
When she is not teaching she is spending quality time with friends and family or in a tea shop or park somewhere reading. Jeannine loves to sing and dance as if no one is watching and is often looking for or planning her next travel adventure. Life is her playground and although she admits that it’s not always easy, she does confirm that it is all definitely worth living.
Vienna, Austria 2017