Welcome to the Yoga for Arthritis monthly blog series that features our YFA members hard work, dedication, & passion. Without the ongoing efforts of these standout members, we would not be where we are today.
Why were you personally drawn to Yoga for Arthritis?
My grandmother suffered from arthritis. I remember she used to joke about being a weather vane because she could feel the barometric changes in her swollen knuckles. As I age, I have a keen interest in staying as active and mobile as I can, while adapting my lifestyle as needed. I am also grateful to be able support a number of family members with arthritis.
What lessons have you learned through your Yoga for Arthritis journey?
I think one of the biggest lessons I have learned and am still learning is that the yogic path is truly a holistic journey. It is rich and endless and it doesn't stop when you leave your yoga mat. One of the reasons I love Steffany's Yoga Therapy for Arthritis book so much is that it elucidates the whole person approach to movement and lifestyle.
How has Yoga for Arthritis impacted your life?
Working one-on-one as a mentor for Level II candidates continues to be a joy and a passion! I've benefited greatly from my Yoga for Arthritis trainings by being able to skillfully provide adaptations for students in private practice and in the group therapeutic classes I've taught over many years.
When and where others can we find your classes?
I am currently working virtually as a Yoga for Arthritis Mentor. I am also leading two online COVID-19 support groups for the Integral Yoga Institute (SF).
Jaymie is a certified Yoga Therapist, Ayurveda Health Educator, HeartMath® provider, and a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. A veteran yoga therapist with over 20 years teaching experience, Jaymie most frequently serves those in mid-life who have any combination of concerns including arthritis, stress, anxiety, poor sleep, heart disease, insomnia and chronic pain. Jaymie is proud to work virtually as a YFA Level II mentor. As a Lifestyle | Health and Wellness coach, she works virtually with clients all over the world, and is an Associate Coach for BetterUp. Website: www.resilienceforlife.com