About Equanimity Yoga

Equanimity Yoga offers a holistic approach to Hatha Yoga inspired by my own yoga journey which saw the practice transform me and my life. I went from being a wrung-out stress-head who was constantly unwell to someone who is welcoming of life’s adventures and challenges in their varied and insightful forms.

My personal experience has taught me that yoga can have untold benefits in a variety of situations. When you practice regularly for a long period of time it can subtly bring about positive change in all areas of your life. And yoga isn’t about touching your toes. The 'stretchy' stuff is a tiny part of what yoga is. At its core yoga is about calming the mind and allowing us to discover and appreciate that the whole universe is intimately interconnected.

My journey

My yoga journey began around 10 years ago when I attend my first class. For a few years I attended occasional classes and workshops, then when I found Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga I immediately knew I'd discovered a style of yoga that inspired and resonated with me.

I regularly attended Ashtanga classes for a few years before stepping into my first Mysore style class – and my world changed! The Mysore practice forced me to confront myself on my mat. I began unpeeling the layers of who I was, and who I thought I was, delving deeper and deeper into the spiritual and philosophical side yoga. I soon discovered that once you really start to study yoga the subject grows and grows. You begin to realise yoga isn't something you do for an hour once a week, it is a philosophy and a lifestyle.

My initial teacher training was with the Devon School of Yoga, I enrolled without any intention of teaching yoga, I just had a huge thirst for a deeper understanding of yoga in its many and varied forms. However I realised I wanted to share the practice that change my life with others.

Teaching

I teach in Exeter and Torquay as well as organising occasional workshops and retreats. My classes offer a holistic approach to Hatha Yoga to encourage wellbeing, health, happiness and promote evenness, or equanimity, of mind. Most of my classes are inspired by the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice that changed my life. I also teach Yoni Shakti (women's yoga), Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra and work with children with Autism. I have trained in Yoni Shakti (Womb Yoga) with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and in Yoga for Children with Autism with the Special Yoga Foundation.

I have a small home studio in Exeter, providing an intimate class setting where each individual's needs can be taken into account. I also teach at the Ashtanga Yoga Workshop in Exeter, The Holistic Yoga Sangha in Torquay and run Corporate Yoga sessions at places of work.

Find out more about my weekly classes on the Equanimity Yoga class schedule page. Check out the workshops and retreats page for more information on those. If you are interested in any of my classes, workshops, retreats or one-to-one sessions and would like more information please email jenna@equanimityyoga.co.uk.