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Your Big Toe

Posted on May 12th, 2017 · Posted in Uncategorized | by Jen Whinnen

Share My older son recently spent a day touring his brother’s art based school to see if he liked it better that his current school. He’s never been that into.. Read more

The Forgiving Meal

Posted on January 20th, 2017 · Posted in Philosophy, Students, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share One morning over winter break I found Jack with his head buried into his Dad’s chest, choking back tears. When I asked him what was wrong, he said “Jai.. Read more

Resilience Training

Posted on November 28th, 2016 · Posted in Philosophy, Students, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share Whew, what a season this has been! I’ve sat down a dozen times to try and write the opening of this newsletter and I keep getting stuck. I find.. Read more

Entitled to Our Yoga?

Posted on March 29th, 2016 · Posted in Philosophy, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share Several months ago New York Magazine published an article that opened with a seasoned teacher that had lost her studio and now works in retail. The reason for her.. Read more

Failing Well

Posted on January 10th, 2016 · Posted in Students | by Jen Whinnen

Share On the last night of winter break my son got out of bed to make a confession. He needed to tell me about something he’d done. It had been.. Read more

Medicated Yoga

Posted on November 1st, 2015 · Posted in Philosophy, Students, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share As a yoga teaching community it is important that we know that depression and anxiety are two very popular reasons people come to the practice. Yoga is an effective.. Read more

The Schism of Yoga and Capitalism

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Philosophy, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share I am a professional yoga teacher. This is my career. I use my philosophical and spiritual practices to make a living. As such, I live in an irreconcilable paradox… Read more

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Refining Your Teaching; What’s Going on in the World Around You?

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized | by Jen Whinnen

Share by Jen Whinnen A significant part of my work is spent teaching my teacher trainees how to “see” better, meaning how to look at each class as a real.. Read more

Shame in Yoga

Posted on September 10th, 2014 · Posted in Students, Teachers | by Jen Whinnen

Share by Jen Whinnen I attended a class awhile back where the teacher was talking about addiction in relation to the gunas. In yoga there are three states of being,.. Read more

Lesson from a Raccoon

Posted on August 25th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized | by Jen Whinnen

Share Yesterday I head a bird outside my window squawking.  It was clearly in distress, yelling loudly and aggressively. Looking into the tree I saw, draping down the side of.. Read more