Shine Yoga founder & yoga teacher
Jen Austin is the vibrant and joyful founder of Shine Yoga – leading yoga retreats in the most beautiful places around the world.
She teaches inspiring and uplifting yoga classes with careful sequencing in a joyful atmosphere. Known for her ability to break down challenging poses to make them more accessible, offering something creative and different in every class, providing illuminating assists and smiling through the most challenging of core work. She encourages you to be courageous and kind to yourself so you can SHINE.
She is passionate about travel and journeyed to the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, a holy city on the banks of the Ganges in India to study traditional Hatha Yoga and gain her 200hr RYT certification. After her teacher training she continued to teach and practice whilst traveling the world and experiencing many different styles and methods of yoga. After trekking through the Himalayas she studied meditation in Nepal, and in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand she trained in Thai Yoga Massage. She is also trained in Yin Yoga with Sarah Lo.
Her love of travel led her to hunt out the most beautiful locations and stunning accommodation from which to run unique yoga retreats for travel and fun loving yogis. A beach lover and keen surfer Jen is based in Cornwall. She introduced Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga classes to Cornwall and loves to teach this new, challenging and exhilarating style.
Jen is fab, she always has a beaming smile and she is so passionate about what she does. I leave every class feeling great, energised/relaxed/ toned/ flexible!!
Jen's personality is so naturally welcoming and her energy sublime.
Jen has a special ability to inspire you to just be, enjoy the yoga and push oneself just the right amount.
Jen led some of the best yoga practices I've experienced creating a fun, nurturing environment which allowed me to challenge myself and achieve poses I'd never previously had the confidence to try.
Jen made every single class enjoyable and positive. I loved Jen's teaching and look forward to being able to attend more sessions by her in the future as she made me feel empowered and strong and capable; even when I wasn't 'perfect' at something I always felt encouraged!
Jen is an amazing teacher, always making it an enjoyable class bringing her positivity, skills and creativity to each session which was such a treat to learn from her practice.
Jen is truly an inspiring teacher and she brings joy, peacefulness and energy to every class.
JEN’S YOGA CLASSES IN CORNWALL
Between incredible retreats Jen is based in Newquay Cornwall where she runs regular yoga classes. If you live in Cornwall or visiting on holiday book your place and experience an hour of joy, calm and relaxation.
FROM THE BLOG
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