Hello, my name is Rejeni! I practiced yoga intermittently in my adult life but had never fully committed, always leaving the mat for life’s other distractions. Balancing work in Corporate America and managing a family, I felt I didn’t have time to invest in myself. However, while life can sometimes get in the way, it also has a way to wake you up, and that is what happened to me. In 2018, I restarted my yoga practice to help recover from an injury after being in an accident; that is when I became a committed practitioner. In the beginning it was a physical journey but now has evolved into embracing the full depth of yoga, by integrating the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects into my daily life.
I completed my 200 Hour teacher training at Wonder Yoga in 2020 (during the pandemic!) under Nicole Siegel and Allison Jones. The teacher training was eye opening for me, as I connected the 8 limbs of yoga to my history, culture and to modern life. I believe the practice of yoga is for everyone and offers a path to focus one’s mind, connect with the body and breath, and maintain a balance in today’s overly stimulating and hectic world. Becoming a yoga instructor allows me to continuously develop myself with the vast traditions and teachings in yoga. I am now continuing my yoga education with Khushi Malholtra in the Vinyasa Krama tradition and lineage of the Himalayan Institute, exploring pranayama and meditation.
I have an enthusiasm to share this knowledge and help others to develop their self-awareness and connection of the mind and body. Yoga is not only on the mat, but also a way of life that becomes embedded in our behavior and interactions and how we approach every day. When I am off the mat, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, extended family and friends. Also, when I practice, my dog usually joins me on the mat to show off his downward dog.