Jenna McDonald, the owner of Devoted Yogi, dedicated four years of her life solely to the study of Ashram yoga. True to the contemplative nature of her practice, Jenna has found that her students respond much greater when introduced to the deep cognitive teaching behind the physical movements.
Devoted Yogi is a training studio dedicated to bringing lineage-based yoga to progressive students looking for more. Lineage is highly important to Jenna as is releasing dogma and gender inequity from the physical and spiritual practice through conscious education, as well as discussion and transparency.
If you’re interested in all this for your practice as well, here are Jenna's simple ways how you can have a true yoga lifestyle:
Here are the key takeaways from our interview with Jenna:
→ [1:36] How her traditional education has paved the way for her to become an ashram yoga teacher, unveiling her mind.
→ [2:39] Jenna shares the story of how she met her mentor during one of her trips in Bali, Indonesia and trained under him to learn more about the teachings of Vedanta.
→ [7:19] Jenna's academic study has helped her to retained the knowledge within the Vedas and truly immerse herself to learn a new language.
→ [10:08] What Jenna aims to bring in her studio so that her students will understand what ashram yoga is through a series of embodiment practices.
→ [16:26] The reason why Jenna shifted her business model; it became the most interesting turn in the road of her entrepreneurial journey!
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