Jackie Elliott – Yoga Guide
I got into yoga around age 13 after a car accident uncovered a rare degenerative joint disorder. Knowing this would effective me the rest of my life Dr’s suggested I try yoga. It turned out to help tremendously with my chronic pain as well as my mental state. In my twenties I started taking Yoga certified trainings to learn more, I couldn’t get enough. I took hundreds and hundreds of hrs in certified trainings for Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, Restorative, Pranayama, Anatomy, Philosophy and much much more. After my 3rd certification program I finally got a itch to teach and never looked back.
I teach from my experience of needing and using yoga daily. I like to convey the simple yet powerful tools it gives us through subtle breath, thoughtful sequencing and themed meditation. One of the reasons I took and still take all those trainings is for structure, I need the discipline for my wobbly joints. But I also have a background in modern dance and think it influences creative and fluid sequencing. So I guess I would say I am a good mix of hearty old school yoga, simple and clear, mixed with a deep awareness of sequencing the poses correctly making the practice fluid and free.
Right now I am excited to take people deeper into the roots of yoga, the philosophy, the breath, helping one establish a practice for a lifetime. And I am always excited about taking yoga outside! I find connecting with nature helps us be in awe of the moment noticing the rhythms around and within. I also think taking yoga outside helps us know we can take our practice anywhere, anytime. I hope we can go on a yoga adventure together!