Jenny Kierstead is the founder of the national award-winning Breathing Space Yoga Studio. A renowned visionary in the yoga movement throughout Eastern Canada, Jenny began sharing yoga years ago after experiencing profound transformations in her own life. In this video Jenny takes Ashley King, our very own Director of Programming through his paces in this episode designed specifically for men. (Watch out for the yoga position that is designed to release excess wind! )
A former Physical Education teacher, the call to yoga inspired Jenny to study extensively in India with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has also studied intensively with David Swenson, Shiva Rea and other leading authorities throughout North America including Michael Lee with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Jenny’s broad spectrum of study is what makes her classes both an energizing and sacred experience.
Drawing on her vision of helping others to ‘awaken the extraordinary ‘through the practice of yoga, Jenny wanted to create a space that would nurture the needs of her growing yoga community. Her keen sense of design resulted in the creation of elegant yoga studios in Halifax and Bedford , Nova Scotia . Over the years her innovation has led to her national recognition as a business leader and teacher. In 2005 she launched the Breathing Space Teacher Training Program, bringing a world class standard of instruction to Canada. Jenny is a newspaper columnist and has produced yoga videos and CD’s that enhance the practice of yoga at home.
Beyond inspiring others to embrace yoga, Jenny cherishes her time spent with husband Blair Abbass, a leading meditation teacher and therapist, and their two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Isabella. www.breathingspaceyogastudio.ca