Jenny's Yoga Story
The start of a yoga journey is such a beautiful and special time. You start to explore your own capabilities, what feels right what doesn’t. You start to listen to your body. Once tight body starts to gently open up… Ever so slowly your body surrender… Very often I get asked how I started yoga. Well, so here is my journey...
My yoga journey began back in 2009 and it started to me as a cure to my back pain caused by scoliosis but let me give you a bit of background. I'm from Poland and in the past I was a professional windsurfer. It happened to be that my dad run a windsurfing school back home and I naturally got into this sport; first as a hobby and since the age of 12 professionally. Windsurfing was amazing but taking part in professional sport at such a young age put a lot of pressure on my spine and with my body being weak with literally no muscle back then, unfortunately I developed scoliosis. I wasn’t noticing this back then that much but many years on the scoliosis got deeper and started to cause a lot of pain in my back and hips. I started stretching- just simple stretching on the floor in the living room and eventually something brought me to the yoga classes. I saw an advert for yoga class in my town so I though I would give it ago. In the short time that I started practicing I noticed amazing changes happening to my body, especially a release to my spine. Suddenly my back felt more relaxed and supple. I felt stronger and more alinged. A regular practice did even more good for my body. The pain in my back and hips was almost no existent if I was on a mat regularly.
The other amazing thing that came out of yoga practice was an ability to tune inwards and listen to my heart, listen to what I truly want. Yoga opened the door for me to happy, peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Every time I came to the mat, I felt more relaxed, more content and just more happy. This was something that I started experiencing after couple of years of practice. I started to be able to calm my mind, to tun turn the negative thoughts into positive ones, to accept things as they happen, to let go of any expectations and just live and really enjoy every present moment. After so many years I began thinking of becoming a yoga teacher to share my passion and benefits of yoga practice with others. In 2016 I traveled to India to complete a 200hrs intensive Ashtanga/Vinyasa teacher training course at Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa, where I fully immersed myself in the yogic way of living throughout my time in India. Yoga teacher training was more than just a course. It was a beautiful journey that enabled me to meet many wonderful yogis, amazing teachers and deeply connect with myself. I came back home feeling a clear direction in my life, knowing what I want to do, where I want to go.