Jelayna Da Silva
Jelayna found yoga in 2006. By 2010 it had become her constant companion helping to heal her body and mind after 10 years of competitive rowing, including 4 years on scholarship at the University of Kansas. Graduating with a degree in psychology, she went on to coach many athletes at home and abroad. In 2013, she completed her 250 hour teacher training at Yoga Tree studios and followed this with a 100 hour hands-on adjustments and Mysore training at Downward Dog studio. Her classes are moving meditations, intended to guide students into deeper relationship with themselves by leading them through methodical flows awakening the connection between mind, body and spirit. Encouraging students with light-hearted humour and challenging boundaries with creative sequencing, her hope is is to leave students feeling centered and refreshed, ready to take their yoga off the mat and into their day to day lives
- * Why do you love to teach?* I love to teach because it is a service. I love it because it embodies all parts of me. I love it because I see how it helps other people discover themselves. I teach to learn how to get out of my own way. To let the internal wisdom that lies in each of us come to the forefront. I point a way, and if that way helps someone come back home to themselves, with grace and love? Well, that’s just incredible.
- What can students expect from your class? Students can expect a slow steady build, intelligent and graceful sequencing, light-hearted humor, and the invitation to explore just how capable they truly are. That, or they can lie flat on the mat and just relax the whole time. Judgement free zone ;)
- Why do you love yoga? It’s kind of like asking me why I love chocolate – because I’m alive!! In all seriousness though, it helped the most as an irreplaceable tool on my path towards personal healing. It is my constant companion to this day. The fact that I get to be a part of other people’s journeys as well, blows my mind. I love being a part of this challenging, constantly morphing, deeply fulfilling way of approaching life. I love working with people. I love movement. I love that it’s creative, time-tested, and inviting. Also it’s like chocolate – I can never get enough.