Intermediate Junior I
Jeanne-Marie was introduced to Iyengar Yoga in 1983 through Light on Yoga, studied with Mary Dunn for many years, and with the Iyengar family a number of times in India. She wrote a book, Yoga for Menstruation, in which she illustrated and elaborated Geeta Iyengar’s teachings on women’s yoga. She also is a certified Yoga for Scoliosis teacher. In addition she is a student of Ayurveda with the California College of Ayurveda. Jeanne-Marie lived and traveled between New York and the Caribbean for many years, running yoga studios in both places, and holding retreats in the Caribbean, Canada, the United States, and Japan.
Jeanne-Marie is also a painter and considers the evolution of yoga and process of creating to be reflections of the soul, relating the two in her teaching and guiding her students in asana andpranayama to identify with what makes them original creators of their being.
“Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind, and soul, is art. In this way art elevates the artist. As yoga fulfills the essential need of art, it is an art.” —B.K.S. Iyengar