When an email from Future Women Leaders alerted me to the work yoga teacher Jenny Clevidence does combining principles of the practice with business leadership, I was intrigued. Jenny, who is an integral coach as well as yoga instructor at The Yoga Loft and Sun Room studios in San Francisco, answered some questions about her work.
Q How were you introduced to Yoga?
JC: I was living in Charlotte, NC working in Talent Management for a large retail organization, stressed out, and looking for something more than a gym workout. A friend took me to Yoga One for a Baptiste Power Yoga class, and I fell in love with the practice. At first it was a physical practice for me, and has over the years grown into my spiritual and life practice. Yoga found me at a point in my life when I felt the desire to connect back to my body, my truth, and to the world around me. It has been an exploration for me ever since that first class.
Q Why did you decide to leave your previous career?
Q What's a typical exercise or prompt you might use in an asana class to connect concepts of leadership with yoga practice?
Q: What can attendees expect at the Future Women Leaders workshop?
JC: Attendees can expect to engage in the physical practice of yoga to explore leadership, observe their own tendencies, and to cultivate a new way of leading with greater presence for clearer actions, a sense of vitality for balanced and sustainable effort, equanimity for appropriate action under pressure, and an understanding of restoration to balance taking care of self and others. All of these principles of yoga, support leading at work and in life with greater ease and effectiveness.
To find out more about Jenny's classes, please go to http://rorencollective.com/. Her workshop Yoga and Leadership takes place March 24 in San Francisco. Please contact Future Women Leaders for more information. http://www.futurewomenleaders.net/