Bay Area Yoga Teacher Highlight: Jane Austin.
Name: Jane Austin.
Practice with me at:
Yoga Tree Valencia
Prenatal Yoga: MWF 10:35am – 12pm and Sat 9:30 – 10:55am, and Mom and Baby Yoga: MWF 12:05pm – 1:30pm.
And I host Women's Retreats on pelvic floor health at 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as weekend Prenatal Partners Birth Prep workshops at Yoga Tree Valencia.
I’ve been practicing yoga: Since 1990!
I’ve been teaching yoga: Since 1998, and also I've been a childbirth educator since 1990.
I teach: Yoga for women - pre and postnatal yoga, pelvic floor health.
My mantra these days: Always breathe.
A posture that has been resonating with me lately is: Trikonasana / Triangle Pose. This is a home pose for me. I can be in, discover new things and feel relatively comfortable.
How I like to practice yoga off the mat: Ahimsa with myself and with others to be a kinder and more present person.
My sign: I'm an Aries Sun, Taurus Moon and Leo Ascending.
The last book I read was: Yoni Shakti is always on my bedside table. This book by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli is one I always go back to as a resource and inspiration.
My favorite local juice/tea spot: I miss the old Samovar in the Castro, but I do like Beloved Cafe now on 24th near Mission.
I go for a nourishing meal to: K's Kitchen in my neighborhood with my family.
What’s on your yoga playlist right now: Eternal Om. And the sound of my own breath - Ujjayi.
A few of my favorite yoga teachers are: Kate Holcombe, Janet Macleod, Tony Briggs and Ann Austin.
A ritual I love: My morning pot of English Tea that my husband makes for me every day.
What I am letting go of this year: Self doubt.
What I am embracing this year: My family.
My website: janeaustinyoga.com.
My instagram: @janeaustinyoga.