8 Limbs is pleased to publish monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Jen Mullholand, teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill and West Seattle (Ashtanga!).
Teacher Name: Jen Mullholand
Practicing Yoga Since: 1998
Teaching Yoga Since: 2003
Where do you teach? Capitol Hill, West Seattle
Hobbies/interests: Besides yoga? Cooking, reading, eating good food, drinking coffee, hiking, working out, traveling and spending time with my husband.
What non-yoga book are you reading/did you recently read? “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” It’s set in Seattle, so it was fun to recognize some of the quirks that make Seattle unique.
Yoga book you recommend: “Light On Life” by BKS Iyengar. Mr. Iyengar dives deeper into the realms of the practice outside of asana with keen insight, wit and wisdom.
Favorite yoga practice/pose and why: Right now, I am in love with the practice of Ashtanga with all its strength, power and fluidity. The movement, the breath, the gaze…all so powerful when interwoven skillfully.
One secret that helps you stay healthy: Drinking LOTS of water. Exercise. Hitting my mat daily, even if only for 10 minutes..and while I am on my mat, inversions – the fountain of youth!
Currently inspired by: Noah Maze & Christina Sell – two of my teachers who are former Anusara teachers, blazing their own paths after the collapse of Anusara in 2012. They are constantly innovating and creating while honoring the traditions of yoga.
Anything you want to share with our community? I am deeply grateful to share my love of yoga with the community of 8 Limbs Yoga. Since I moved to Seattle from Chicago in 2012, I have found a warm, welcoming community of students and teachers, a place that I can call my yoga home.
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