Jennifer Dixon

“Practice and all is coming.”

Pattabhi Jois

jennifer-lotus-with-adalia-2016I started yoga after a back injury left me in pain and unable to exercise.  My husband, actually, was who convinced me to try what I otherwise thought was “boring” or was “too easy.”  My first class was a heated power class that left me dripping with sweat, exhausted, and pain free.  I was hooked.  I’ve practiced nearly every day since then, nearly 7 years ago!

Power Yoga, and then as my practiced matured, Ashtanga, are the practices that resonate most with me.  I have always been active, running, hiking, swimming, weightlifting–anything powerful, I tried, and usually loved.  (With the exception of the one poor zumba class I took…that was just comical)  I love the challenge of the practice and the fact that I can make my practice exactly what I need every time I come to the mat.

I am passionate about yoga, and I hope it comes out in every single class I teach and take.  I love giving the one cue that unlocks a new pose for a student, or leading a group of students through a challenging class that leaves them sweating and smiling.  It absolutely makes my day when you leave my class completely relaxed, rejuvenated, and even physically exhausted!  It has been a dream to “do yoga” full time since the day I found the practice, and I am so thankful and blessed that I have been given that opportunity here at Yoga East.