ABOUT JENNI BURKE
The Gentle Way Of Hatha began as a style of yoga that I was drawn to after injuring myself with an intense yoga routine. Following a hernia operation I was forced to re-assess and re-discover my own personal yoga practice. Initially self taught at the age of 17, I tried a few public classes that did not give me the same sense of peace or deep relaxation, and I continued to return to my own intuitive yoga practice. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor and Child & Youth Worker (CYW) who specializes in gentle yoga and workshops for self-growth, self-discovery and mindfulness for people of all ages.
At 17 years old I taught myself yoga. I had been studying/practicing meditation since I was about 14, and had read enough books about eastern philosophy that I felt it was an overdue project. I fell in love with this peaceful practice, and became a certified teacher seven years later with the intention of opening my own yoga studio.
Since then I have also graduated college with an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work.
I have a passion for art, writing and traveling. One day I hope to teach across Canada, hosting workshops focusing on inner-development, and encourage people to live their best lives to help bring peace to themselves, their families, and the world.
A summary of my yoga career includes graduating in 2004 and starting Guru Heart Yoga. I expanded in 2008 and opened my studio Crescent Moon Healing Arts. In 2010 I certified my first teachers in “The Gentle Way Of Hatha” a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training I designed, in 2011 I had a baby, and in 2012 I graduated from my three year college program as a Child and Youth Worker.
My studies and life have taken me to Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Classes and workshops are currently held in the Northumberland area of Ontario, and I am looking for opportunities to teach across Canada.
You can also check out photos on our Facebook Page.
ABOUT GENTLE HATHA
The Gentle Way Of Hatha philosophy is ‘less is more’: yoga combined with breathing allows our body and mind to regain deep, and much needed, rejuvenation. Yoga brings us to a place of stillness where we can begin to hear our voice of Truth speak to us. Yoga helps us find balance in our physical and energetic bodies, and unite opposite forces to create a life of wholeness. The Gentle Way Of Hatha is designed to Get In The Gap! On top of teaching yoga, I am also a teacher of chakras, yoga philosophy, self-care, journaling, among many other things. I also offer workshops for youth that include themes of self-esteem, depression, and turning self-harm into self-care. Activities may include art, music, yoga, meditation, and writing.
Be sure to check out my blog about upcoming yoga classes and workshops.
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You are inspiring!
Aw thanks! Just reading your blog and thinking the same thing!
Oh thank you! 🙂 This is very kind!
Well heck ya- Thanks!!
Very nice blog! Thanks for following my blog. 🙂
Thank you for the follow on my blog, Snide Reply. Seems very serendipitous to me; I need to get a calming practice back in my life and traditional meditation isn’t working for me right now. Looking forward to more from you.
I am definitely not a ‘traditional’ teacher 😉
Very inspiring. I am actually heading to Vancouver in two weeks, I don’t know if you are any where near there though — geography… Keep on posting great stuff!!
Thank you Jareem, I am no longer in Vancouver, but long to return 😉 Will hopefully visit there next summer. Enjoy your time, BC is beautiful!
I’m so glad for your random comment on Le Clown’s blog… It lead me here.
You are an inspiration and your blog is great.
Okay, I’ll comment more later off to read your posts
= ) alison
OH, thank you 🙂
You inspire me….
Very kind of you to say, thank you! Your blog made me smile, thank you for that too!
You have a beautiful and helpful blog…thank you for following bebeautifulanddance.com .. Namaste
thank you so much, you are very inspiring!
Hi Jenni- great blog!
Happy to have found it, and to be following!
Thank you Andrew, I just checked out your blog too, very funny!
Thanks very much, I appreciate the kind words!
Keep in touch!
You gave inspiring those who facing that type of problem.
Thank you! 🙂
i really like your blog post! Yoga really helped me a lot in my life to become fit, active and healthy.
Really very nice your blog and post and thanks for follow my blog… 🙂
awesome.. i love the the traditional approach when im practicing or teaching yoga 😀 pleasure over pain 🙂 Namaskar
Thank you so much for your complement about yoga,its really helps people to be active and healthy
Thank you for your dedication. I am truly inspired. This is true though, children are taught to behave however, I believe adults are merely children as well only with experiences where it is up to us whether to learn from it or repeat history.
Loved reading your blog, Keep up the great work listening to children. We need more people in this world with that kind of compassion and patience.
Big love sista!
Could you give me your schedule and prices as well as location. Thanks so much. Sandra.
Hi Sandra! Classes are currently full; In the new year I will be adding a Friday morning class, if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can give you more info!
Amazing blog posted.
Love the yoga in the snow. First time I’ve seen that.
It’s so fun! I always keep it short and sweet, but winter is also my favourite season which makes it easier to get out and enjoy it.
That just gave me an idea. That I don’t have to stretch it out long (pun intended) at home either. Can make it short and sweet, and try for twice a day. Thanks.
You are so talented and such an inspiration Jenni!