About Jenny

Jenny LivingstoneYoga has been Jenny’s passion since teenage years. She first qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in Edinburgh in 1980. Soon after that she found herself in India on an intensive yoga course taught entirely by B.K.S. Iyengar himself. This was an unforgettable experience as Iyengar teaches in such a way that the student is taken through the rigorous alignment of the physical body to layers of more subtle levels of awareness.

Jenny found this to be a transforming experience and the exploration and sharing of these subtleties has become central to her way life. She has returned to India many times to travel and attend further yoga training with the Iyengar family. In the mid nineties Jenny went on to pass levels 1, 2, and 3 intermediate Iyengar yoga teaching exams.

1990 was a major turning point for her on every level. Following a serious knee injury Jenny took up mindfulness meditation and found that this practice reminded her how to listen more deeply to the body’s wisdom . Meditation deepened her yoga practice, and yoga grounded her meditation practice. She experienced both practices as enhancing each other and ultimately becoming inseparable. She found that this fully embodied way of practice has the potential to increase inner security, belonging and connectedness; qualities which lead to happiness in life as it is.

Jenny was first trained in mindfulness meditation by Glasgow teacher Amoghavira. Her passion for practice intensified and she took a sabbatical from her job teaching people with disabilities. She went to spend time in Kathmandu, teaching yoga on meditation retreats. While in Asia Jenny went on buddhist pilgrimage and continued to study mindfulness with Christopher Titmus and other teachers . However it was when she met the Tibetan tradition of meditation with its understanding of the vital energies of the body that she really felt the practices of yoga asana , pranayama and meditation coming together in a mutually enhanced and integrated way. She continues to study non dual meditation with Tibetan teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, to this day.

Jenny returned to the U.K. to teach yoga in Edinburgh and to become a fully registered homeopath. She continues to teach on buddhist meditation retreats and has a special interest in the meditative quality of yoga breathing and its health giving properties. Now living in Glasgow Jenny is very happy to be teaching at the Movement Studio and is passionate about integrating yoga and meditation through the principles of mindfulness. Mindfulness of the body and breath in both yoga and meditation can anchor us in a fully grounded and embodied practice, contributing to a healthy body and happy mind.

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