8 Limbs is pleased to reintroduce monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Jenny Hayo, who joined the 8 Limbs teaching staff in 2000. Her next Meditation Series starts next Wednesday, October 16 at 5:45pm.
Teacher Name: Jenny Hayo, ERYT-500
Practicing Yoga Since: 1996
Jonna Bracken dragged me to my first yoga class at 8 Limbs when it had just opened back in 1996. We took an Ashtanga class and I was hooked. Melina Meza quickly became one of my favorite teachers.
Teaching Yoga Since: 1999
I took my first teacher training in 1999 at Samadhi Yoga Centers with Kathleen Hunt. I began teaching at 8 Limbs and Samadhi upon graduation, eventually choosing to just teach at 8 Limbs. Over the years I have completed teacher trainings with Sarah Powers and Tias Little. Most of my trainings today continue in body-centered modalities including Somatic Experience (SE) and Hakomi Therapy.
Where do you teach? Weekly classes at 8 Limbs as well as their 200 & 500 hour teacher training programs. Throughout the year I teach 6-week series classes for meditation, pranayama, sūtra study and have I have just added yoga for stress reduction. Twice a year I teach week long silent and meditation retreats here in the Pacific Northwest.
Hobbies/interests: design, knitting, gardening, relaxing!
What non-yoga book are you reading/did you recently read? Wild
Yoga book you recommend: Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi, a must read for everyone interested in Yoga.
Favorite yoga practice/pose and why: Pranayama and meditation because they have the greatest effect on my mind and heart.
One secret that helps you stay healthy: Daily Naps!
Currently inspired by: my children, nature and how mysterious it all really is.
Posted by: 8 Limbs