Jeanne Thornton, RYT, MSW, certified to teach yoga through
the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She has been teaching for more than
18 years and offers students at all levels of practice the choice of a gentler, more contemplative approach to yoga that nurtures the soul as well as the body. Honoring the ancient teachings of classical yogic philosophy, Jeanne also embraces the wisdom of Oneness and deep connection to nature, incorporating teachings from many wisdom paths.
With a new, inspiring and educational theme every week, Jeanne's instructs and guides from a place of compassion and acceptance, encouraging students to embrace and embody Life. Over the years, she has taught in many settings, including several years at Littleton's The Yoga Connection, Mile Hi Church, Ronald McDonald House, Options Alternative High School, corporate and governmental offices and private homes. She owned and directed YOGA OASIS on S Broadway in Littleton from 2004-2008.
Creating and facilitating WISE WOMAN RETREATS (18 to date) is one of Jeanne's joys. Themes for these retreats have varied from exploration of the Divine Feminine to silent meditation to YOGA and HORSES, YOGA and POTTERY (5 with renowned Colorado potter, Frank Gray) and Yoga & Shamanic Journeying. JUST ANNOUNCED: September 7-10 Wise Woman Retreat "Gathering at the Well" at The Mandala Center in northern New Mexico HAS FILLED.Let Jeanne know if you'd like your name added to the list for
information on future retreats.
In, addition, Jeanne's professional expertise (Master's degree in Social Work and 15+ years in health care prior to yoga certification), her intuitive, compassionate and friendly nature continue to draw private students wishing to experience yoga outside the traditional class setting. If this is something you would like to explore further, please contact her at any time.
From solstice celebrations to labyrinth meditations, yoga philosophy to Ayurveda, Jeanne offers her students a wide diversity of experiences to broaden their yoga practice and knowledge beyond asana, incorporating pranayama (breathwork), chakra theory, teachings on the Yamas and Niyamas from Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and in-depth exploration of the anatomy of yoga.
Jeanne is a Past President of the YOGA TEACHERS OF COLORADO.
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