We are excited to welcome Sakshi Jain to the team, a newly minted teacher from the Yoga Garden SF school!
Tell us about yourself! What are some things that your students might not know?
I love understanding human psychology! I am a regular practitioner of Vipassana and I lead the team for Ethical AI in a large tech firm. I truly believe that our approach on yoga mat (and any sport for that matter) mirrors our tendencies in daily life. Having the chance to observe, change, accept and evolve them in a safe environment of your mat is the amazing gift of this beautiful practice. I love traveling to snow-capped mountains and exploring wilderness (so yes, Alaska is my top choice for vacation!). I am also a triathlete, a fanatic plant mom and a proud home maker!
How did you become interested in yoga?
I have always been interested at the intersection of mind-body complex which yoga exemplifies. The more I got closer to the philosophical aspects of yoga, the more convinced I became of the physical aspects of yoga. Despite growing up in India, unfortunately I didn’t get as much exposure to it as a child. I got exposed to yoga as a way to activate mindfulness daily and explore the strengths of my physical body in a sustainable way over the past few years.
Tell us about your yoga journey. What style did you start in and with whom do you study now?
I started my Yoga journey with Vinyasa and I love the state of flow it puts me in. With a more formal training in the subject, I have started appreciating and enjoying the focus on alignment and am slowly drifting to teach more Hatha Yoga (alignment based yoga).
Describe your teaching style. What can folks expect when they attend your class?
Students can firstly expect a welcoming practice for all levels and body shapes. The focus will be flow with alignment, inward outlook, grounding and learning new aspects of your body. I also often add in Pranayama or breathwork in my practice.
Anything else you’d like to share with the Yoga Garden SF community?
I am a self-study nerd, so I’d love to hear and brainstorm your struggles on the mat, both psychological and physical ones.