Susanne Jackson took her passion for yoga to a new level when she opened her own yoga studio - YourPowerYoga - in Woodlands Square this past May.
Before opening the studio, Jackson taught in local gyms and studios around the Statesboro area offering a style of yoga that few had experienced before called Power Yoga.
"Power Yoga adds breath to movement, while igniting the body and quieting the mind," Jackson said. "Usually heat (90 degrees) is incorporated into this style of yoga also. Though the practice incorporates the same 11 sequences in each class, the poses within the sequences may vary from practice to practice. Power yoga addresses both physical and mental fitness."
Jackson said she has been a member at some gym somewhere since age 15, and began incorporating yoga into her weekly routine when she turned 40.
"A few years later I placed a sticky note on my mirror that named a yoga teacher training I could enroll in," she said. "I decided that yoga was something that I could do for the rest of my life. After receiving my RYT-200 Hour Teaching Certificate, another sticky note went up that said 'open a yoga studio'. And now I have done that."
Jackson is a speech pathologist with the Bulloch County school system pursuing her passion for teaching yoga after work and on the weekends. Classes are conducted by other instructors each day from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Afternoon classes run from 4:30 to 8:30 pm.
"There are five other instructors that teach here," she said. "We offer Power, Yin, Vinyasa and Community classes as well as meditation classes. These classes are good for you physically and mentally providing a sort of cleansing of the brain. It is very relaxing and makes the world a little bit of an easier place."
Jackson is planning a grand opening of the studio on August 31.
"As owner of YourPowerYoga, I hope that people find the peace and direction that yoga can offer," she said. "My question to you is, 'what is on your sticky note?'"
To learn more about YourPowerYoga visit their website www.yourpoweryoga.net.
So, until next Tuesday, I bid you au revoir.
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