Jen_cropHello I’m Jen Coco, and welcome to Yoga Samudra!

I fell in love with Barbados nearly 13 years ago, in August of 2004, when I came here as an exchange student through the University of Southern California Santa Cruz. I spent 8 months studying literature and education at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. In the years that followed, I came back to Barbados for vacation nearly every year, lengthening my stay each time. Finally in 2012, I made a more permanent move here and have been happy with my decision ever since.

My older sister introduced me to yoga several years ago when she became a certified instructor. Over the years I did some yoga here and there, but really got hooked on it in 2011. When I found an awesome studio In Santa Cruz and a teacher I really connected with, my practice finally became consistent. Since then I haven’t been able to live without yoga – it is now my lifestyle. At the beginning of 2014 while living in Barbados I realized that I could not find any local yoga classes to attend. I suddenly felt a desire to combine my passion for yoga and education and share it with others, so I began offering classes. I found that I loved teaching yoga as much as taking classes, and so I signed up immediately for a teacher training program.

I finished my 200 hour RYT certification program in February 2015 from Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine, and am now registered with Yoga Alliance. I look forward to continuing to grow and learn as an instructor, and to share the gift of yoga with others. My focus is strength, stability, and flexibility in the physical body, with an emphasis on clarity, focus, and self-love in the mental/emotional body. Namaste <3

 

Updated Schedule:

October 16th –  22nd 🙂

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