Our Jouney

Jennaya Cannata

Hi!! I stepped into my first yoga class at PYB on a Tuesday in June of 2011 not knowing what to expect. I remember thinking, “Okay, I’ll give this a try, but how am I going to get a good ‘workout’ without my shoes on”?! Previous to that day, I was an avid runner so the thought of exercising without my sneaks on was all new to me! By the end of class, I was lying (barefoot!) in a puddle of sweat with tears streaming down my face. It was at that moment that I fell head over heels in love with this practice.

Coming from a gymnastics background, I immediately embraced the headstands, handstands, balancing poses & strength to complete the practice. I discovered over time that this practice is not about flexibility & pretty poses; far from it actually. I love that fact that there is no end or “perfect ten” to any pose. Instead, it is about moving millimeters with breath… “Ah, The Breath”!! When I incorporated the simplicity of sweet breath to my practice it was an “A-ha” moment for me! Practicing this style of yoga nourishes my soul & lights me up. It has definitely brought out my inner rock star!!

My life is completely blessed. I have always been surrounded by unconditional love & taught to live a life based on integrity. My husband & three amazing children are the most important aspect in my life; they fill my heart with joy & graditude everyday.

I completed Level One Journey Into Power with Baron Baptiste in August 2013. I am ready now to share my passion, love & dedication I have for this practice with others. I would like to thank Susan & Jamie for their love & supporting me to jump out of my comfort zone & encouraging me to teach. Life is way too short for complacency: the time is NOW. In the words of Paul McCartney “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make”.