Jeannine approaches the yoga practice holistically, recognizing it as a spiritual discipline, a lifestyle and a therapeutic and wellness tool. Her passion for yoga is rooted in an innate interest in psychology and movement. As such her teachings encompass teachings from three (3) yogic disciplines: Classical non-dual Tantric philosophy, alignment-based Hatha yoga, and anatomy/physiology as it relates to myofascia and somatic awareness.
Classical Non-Dual Tantra
Anusara yoga is a life-affirming, alignment based method of Hatha yoga. It’s a method that seeks to celebrate the vibrancy of life that pulsates in all of nature and in each of our hearts. The philosophy of the Anusara yoga teachings is rooted in the philosophy of non-dual Tantric philosophies of India. The inclusive nature of these teachings makes it accessible to those from most religious and cultural backgrounds. Ultimately the practice is about mastering one’s own perception, experience and interaction with life.
The Anusara yoga class is anchored by a specific theme, presented at the opening of the class. The theme highlights the spiritual intention of physical practice. A sequence of yoga asanas (poses) are explored using scientifically based principles called Universal Principles of Alignment™. Unlike exercise programs which use movement as a means to some physical end, the Anusara yoga practice uses movement and alignment techniques to biologically and spiritually align with one’s true nature, and as a way of integrating (or putting into action) one’s highest intention for one’s life.
The alignment principles weaved together with reminders of the class theme/intention serve as gateways to learning about the deeper sides of ourselves. In doing so students progressively learn not only how to align their posture, but also to align their minds with their hearts. The result – improved physical posture, optimal psycho/spiritual well-being in your everyday life and an overall joie de vivre.