Ever wonder why some yoga classes you leave feeling like the heavens opened up and poured its sweetness right down into your bones?
It’s because you had a teacher who didn’t just tell you where to put your feet and notice your breath. You had a teacher who really gives all the effs about making sure that you walk out feeling that way. Inspirational teaching like that may look effortless. It’s not. At. All.
Jen Huber of Jen Tech Yoga is one of those teachers. She cares so deeply about you and your yoga practice that she obsesses over the tiniest little details about your experience on the mat. All the time. She seeks out and learns from other amazing teachers, not just while practicing on her own mat, but by attending trainings, workshops, reading all the books. She also intricately analyzes those phenomenal teachers’ classes. With charts, notes, color coding, rehearsing. In her sleep, even. See?
Wednesday night, I took the class Jen planned with the notes you see up there. (She’d only just gotten started in the photo above. Check out her blog post for all the magical details.)
The theme was Drishti – that is the focus of your eyes, as an insultingly basic definition. But there’s a lot more to it. Jen asked us to hold a block and keep our eyes on that block during the entire practice.
And that wasn’t all. Practicing with that block, combined with her teaching – Game Changer. No lie. I asked her to keep teaching that theme in future classes so that more of y’all benefit from it.
Jen is why All Y’All Yoga exists today. It’s that simple.
Her teaching of the Baptiste Journey into Power is so effective that it literally changed my life. No longer content to work a full time job and teach yoga on the side, I convinced my wife Charlotte to invest every minute of our spare time, and a big chunk o’ money out of our savings to build a studio so that we’d all have a home to do the thing all the damn time.
Don’t take my word for it. A perennial beauty of yoga is that you can find out for yourself. Every time you come to the mat. And you can experience Jen’s teaching magic for yourself three times a week at All Y’All. See you soon.