Welcome to Stay Balanced Yoga’s blog! I have so much to share and no idea where to start – I guess it’s best to start from the beginning.
The beginning. I’m Jennifer, I’ve been a fitness and health enthusiast for most of my life. I wanted to be a registered dietitian when I was younger, however I followed my Father’s advice and pursued a business degree. I graduated from college and found a full time, big girl job at 22 years old. I had great benefits and could pay the rent, not bad for a young, single girl. I kept telling myself, next year I will make a shift and pursue career in the healthcare field. Like everyone else, I had ups and downs, a failed marriage, infertility, the death of a sister and my parents – then one day, I was celebrating my 15 year work anniversary, where had the time gone? I had lived a healthy life, obtained group exercise certifications, taught fitness classes for the free gym memberships, but never made the “shift” I promised myself I would.
The “shift”. During the most difficult times of my life I turned to Yoga. You see, I am not your typical “yogi”, I am a very “type A’, organized, regimented, everything has a place, everything needs to be in order, stay on schedule type of girl. I don’t think anyone would have pegged me as a “yogi”, including me, but I really believe it saved me. When I practiced Yoga it was the only time when my brain would settle down, it was the only time when I felt peace, the only time when I felt like I would be OK. I was hooked. I began to expand my wellness knowledge to include a deeper understanding of Yoga and added “Yoga Instructor” to my resume. Then, I met and married my true soulmate, he couldn’t have been more supportive of me and my desire to help others live longer, healthier lives.
It’s happening! My husband built me a beautiful yoga studio and “Stay Balanced Yoga” was born. I continue to deepen my practice and teach several yoga classes a week as well as private and duet sessions. I teach group fitness classes at two local fitness centers and I obtained my weight management certification from The American Council on Exercise and added a lifestyle program called “Walk the Walk” to my business.
While I still go to the office Monday through Friday, when I come home I’m working on a business I love. I’ve found my balance and I can help you find yours!
Check in with me daily for articles and information on diet, exercise, health and well-being. I’ve waited to so long to share what I know, what I’ve studied, what I’ve practiced – here I go, come along for the ride!