I was a stay at home mom to 3 beautiful children, and married to a busy ENT surgeon. My life revolved around carpools, meals, laundry and volunteering at their respective schools until suddenly - they all had their own lives, and before I knew it, they were all on their way out of the house. I felt overwhelmed with sadness of time gone by, yet the only real record I had of these past 24 years were pictures and videos. My recollection of things were scattered and took on a dream-like quality. My world was whizzing past me at an incredible rate of speed, and I couldn’t stop it. The more I tried, the dizzier I became. I wanted so badly for someone to hold out their arms and lift me up so that I could get a better view... and now I realize I’m not alone.
Our minds play such an important role in our everyday lives, yet we don’t seem to notice what’s going on around us. Because such a huge portion of our lives is spent inside our own heads, we don’t notice time going by. I wanted to learn how to appreciate every moment - that’s when I started researching Mindfulness Meditation and understanding its benefits. Learning how to just take a moment for myself wasn’t easy, and there are times when it still isn’t. But the difference it’s made in my awareness of myself and the world around me has been amazing. As a person who suffered frequent panic attacks, realizing that I had the ability to not only control them, but stop them in their tracks, was so incredibly freeing - it was a feeling I couldn’t wait to share with others.
I received my Certification for Meditation Instruction through the University of Holistic Theology, and have recently completed an insightful 4-week workshop on Mindfulness Meditation at A Mindfulness Life Center. I am currently enrolled in both Chakra and Mudra classes.
I want you to know that YOU have the ultimate power to heal yourself, to slow your life down by taking a moment to breathe, to listen, to see and to just ‘be’. It’s so important to me that you know how beautiful you are as an individual. My vision is to inspire you to get in touch with who you truly are, your unique qualities, and learn to love yourself, baggage and all.
Enjoying and believing in the therapeutic effects of many different types of healing modalities, Jeanene went on to be trained in playing the Symphonic Gong, is a Reiki 3 (healing through the hands) certified healer, learned to play the Crystal Bowls through Ronee Kipnes and Tryshe Devheney and trained with Steve Price in Yoga Nidra (guided meditation into the deepest state of awareness). She will be attending Kamini Desai’s 100 hour Yoga Nidra training in January/February of 2016.
Jeanene is frequent a contributor to adult teacher training programs and brings over 25 years of experience in training teachers to teach kid’s yoga through her unique kid’s teacher training program, Fitness Fusion For Kids. You can find out more on her website at www.yoginijeanie.com.
Her current teaching schedule includes hot yoga, yin/restorative, Kundalini, kid’s yoga, yoga nidra and she plays the Gong/Crystal Bowls in many of her classes.
“Mindfulness means bringing our full, relaxed yet purposeful attention to each present moment. There is a deeper feeling of presence through immense love, joy, peace, beauty and harmony when we have this mindful connection in our lives.”