Jackie Haisley

Yoga has been part of my life long enough that I cannot pinpoint the moment I was introduced to it. I was immediately attracted to the physicality of it as it does require kinesthetics and recruitment of the musculature. My asana practice was irregular. Yes, I’m admitting that out loud but look, I’m a Sagittarius and can be somewhat fickle when it comes to physical activities. I need something that challenges me both physically and mentally. Over time, I noticed that yoga helped me settle my constant fidgeting and my mental hamster wheel. Poor hamster.

A few years ago, a friend had asked me, “If money was no concern, what would you do?”. My response was that I would teach yoga. Weirdly, I didn’t even think before responding. That was my lightbulb moment; my moment to realize that yoga was one thing that I came back to and it became the path that I decidedly went down. As I continue to learn about yoga, the more I find myself living within its discipline. Allowing myself more grace, reminding others to do that same. I find myself releasing control, especially with things I know that I cannot.

I feel intrinsically motivated to share yoga with others, to guide them through a practice in which they may experience some profound self-realizations. At the very least, perhaps for the non-believers, I am able to offer them an opportunity to not have to think about anything else other than purposefully breathing and moving their bodies. Shhh, we won’t tell them it’s good for them, we don’t want to scare them off.

I look forward to seeing you in class! Sat Nam!

“I feel intrinsically motivated to share yoga with others, to guide them through a practice in which they may experience some profound self-realizations.”