Jenelle Carberry has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She has lived and taught in Colorado, California, and Idaho. Practicing and teaching yoga is her passion. It’s a way for her to connect with others and help them connect with themselves.
Jenelle’s first introduction to yoga was through classes taught by certified Iyengar teacher Vicky Aldridge, based in Boise, Idaho, whose practice was focused on learning where one’s body is in regards to space. At the time she also graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University and was teaching children. Vicki invited Jenelle to teach yoga to her teen classes and from that first class, she knew that she wanted to teach yoga.
In 2001, she traveled to Thailand for a five-week vinyasa flow yoga-teacher-training in Koh Samui at Centered Yoga with Paul Dallaghan, a certified Ashtanga teacher. There she learned how to move with the breath in a very athletic, yet graceful way. She was also immersed in the lifestyle of a yogi and learned about nutrition, ayurveda, yoga philosophy, and pranayama breathing techniques.
The Ashtanga system deeply affected her own teaching style. She loved the intensity, and the discipline, but eventually felt that teaching this system limited her ability to reach everyone. Currently she is inspired and influenced by the work of Elena Brower, Kathryn Budig, Rod Stryker, Kia Miller, and Lara Heimann. She continues to study and has a well-rounded teaching background with a vast array of tools at her disposal.
Today, Jenelle’s family has also influenced her yoga. Her practice has become more practical and integrated into daily life. She makes time to sit in meditation daily while her three children are still asleep and will pick sometimes just three asanas to do as time allows. “I believe yoga practice should support your life and be part of your lifestyle. While you are stopped at a stoplight, check your breath. While you are washing dishes, notice your posture. Become aware of how you are in your body throughout your day, not just on the mat.”