Jenny Holliday was introduced to yoga in 1998, when she attended her first yoga class. She left the class with a sense of oneness, and a feeling of completeness. It was a feeling she had never experienced before, and from that day onward she was hooked.
After exploring many different types of yoga, it wasn’t until 2005 when she discovered Jessica Patterson teaching in Manitou Springs, that she was able to reconnect to her higher self. It was during these practices that a fire was ignited within her to want to delve deeper into the yogic practice. In May of 2015 she received her 200 hour Teacher certificate from Root Ed teacher training program.
Feeling the need to go deeper into yoga philosophy she decided to spend a month at the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, California in October of 2015. Ashram life was exactly what she was looking for. It took her deeper into her practice through daily satsang, participation in puja, kirtan, homa, and karma work. There she completed the Sivananda Teacher Training Course (TTC) and earned another 200 hour certificate.
During the TTC that she was given her spiritual name, “Jaya Devi”, by Swami Sitaramananda, which means “victorious goddess”. This name suits her well for that is exactly how she feels on and off her mat.
While at the ashram, she had visions of bringing the Sivananda practice back to Colorado; that the community needed these teachings. Now she is ready to make that transition from student to teacher. She is very excited to be here at SunWater to share the Sivananda teachings with you… “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize”.