Jelayna has practised yoga since 2006. A lifetime of movement and vigorous sports, including a full athletic rowing scholarship to the University of Kansas where she earned her degree in Psychology, lead Jelayna to adore the physical challenge of yoga and how it brought together the worlds of psychology and physical movement. More importantly, she came to deeply appreciate the mindfulness of movement found within the practice. The meditative, spiritual side of yoga is where the journey really began and continues to this day. It became a way of life on and off the mat.
Jelayna completed her initial 250 hour teacher training at Yogatree Studios. She recently went on to complete her 100 hour hands on adjustment and Mysore training at Downward Dog Yoga Centre. She can be found teaching at several studios across the GTA as well as providing one on one and group sessions to private clients.
Her daily practice and constant interaction with the lively yoga scene in Toronto keeps her striving to improve her teaching abilities. She is an avid writer and a contributor to "Tonic Magazine", having written articles for the burgeoning yoga and health conscious community in Toronto. She has recently become a regular contributing author for the site www.happygirlyoga.com .