58 Rose Avenue, Toronto
I first came to yoga by chance in 2003. The integration of a mind/body practice, through asana (poses), pranayama (breath) and meditation, was a revelation to me. I began in the Kundalini style, and have also practiced Hatha and Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga. I'm happy to be able to share my love of yoga, and am grateful to my many teachers along the way, including: Mary Paterson, Angela Jervis-Read, Alan Gensho Florence, Karusia Wroblewski, Carly Stong, and Jane Clapp.
In my teaching, I want to help people learn to love themselves. We all have things we don't like about ourselves. Some of these things are that tight hip, or how balancing is difficult. When we're off of our mats, there are other things we don't like about ourselves. Through our yoga practice we can get to know and accept ourselves, and even learn to like what we find there through compassion and love. Join me for a class and see what it's all about. Because we've all been through stuff (ie: life) I've also trained to be a Trauma-Informed teacher, and have completed Levels 1 & 2 of Jane Clapp's Movement for Trauma.
I'm also a Reiki Level II practitioner. Reiki is magical, opening windows to the self and offering opportunities for healing the soul. It can also be a useful and supportive therapy for people undergoing intense and invasive therapies such as chemotherapy, bringing a sense of calm in the midst of a storm.
In an effort to learn more about functional movement, I became aware of Buteyko Breathing. I became a Buteyko Educator, studying first with Steve Donald and then with Chris Bauman, and began teaching Buteyko breath retraining techniques to clients to help them with disordered breathing and the resulting conditions, as well as to improve their athletic performance. Buteyko can help you to breathe better to achieve optimal health so you can live the life you want. By retraining your breathing patterns you can find significant relief from many health conditions. You can find our more about this here, or on the BBEA website.
I'm also on the faculty of the Yoga Detour Teacher Training Program, teaching the Science of Breath. If you're in Toronto and looking to deepen your knowledge of yoga, or are interested in becoming a yoga teacher, check out their program. As well, I teach in several other YTTs around Ontario. If you're looking for a YTT, please get in touch.
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Testimonial by Rhonda:
I had the privilege of attending 6 Yoga sessions with Jennifer recently, and found each session to be enlightening and inspiring. Jennifer is just the kind of person I hoped to meet when I signed up with an unknown teacher; I quickly felt at ease putting my fate in her hands. She is wise, compassionate and intuitive, and demonstrates these values in all her teaching. I gained valuable insight through new Kundalini practices and have continued using them ever since. Anyone considering something new should definitely give Jennifer a try!
Testimonial by Katie on Yelp:
I am so glad I found this place! Jennifer Snowdon Yoga was just what I was looking for. I have taken both the Monday and Wednesday night classes. I just bought the 10 visit punch card. The classes are really well instructed and all yoga equipment is supplied (mats, blocks, straps, bolsters etc). Jennifer is very friendly and her yoga studio although in her home is perfect, you relax the second you step into the room. I would recommend this to everyone!