Jenny has always had a passion for health and wellness. She first started practicing yoga in 2006 while working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, and was amazed by not only the physical, but the mental and emotional benefits of the practice. To share her love of yoga, she began teaching classes to the employees at Sandia National Laboratories in 2009. In early 2011, Jenny discovered her love for practicing in the heat when she tried Bikram yoga, which she practiced consistently for two years. Later, she also grew to love other forms of hot yoga. After completing her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2013, Jenny completed her 200-hour Ayuryoga Teacher Training from the Ayurvedic Institute in early 2014. She continues to work full time at Sandia National Laboratories as a Health Educator and Fitness Professional to teach and promote healthy lifestyles.
Jenny Thomas instructs the following:
In a static class, you will experience a series of postures performed individually with a short pause in between each pose. This class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, but is also very appropriate for beginners. It will provide both the new and advanced practitioners with a solid foundation that is useful in other classes offered at SWEAT. Expect a lot of feedback on proper form and alignment. Approximately 2/3 of each class will consist of standing poses, with the remaining 1/3 of class being spent on the floor. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity
This 90 minute class is where a student goes to dial it way down. Expect a very relaxing experience in a warm, but not hot, room. Practitioners will use props to find full body relaxation in postures, allowing gravity to do its work. This is a fantastic balance for a vigorous practice, and also a great weekly class for anyone who has physical limitations. Environment -- 80 degrees/30% humidity