Nov 24, 2019
Scott talks to colleague and
fellow yoga practitioner Jess Glenny, a London
based yoga teacher and educator, on her lifelong dedication to
Those were the days my friend
thought they’d never end
sing and dance forever and a day
Jess is a long term and highly
skilled yoga/movement teacher, facilitator and therapist
specialising in teaching people how to practice with hypermobility.
She brings a personal depth of knowledge to the experience of being
hypermobile, dispraxic and autistic, shining a light on how these
conditions interact with yoga practice and life.
Jess runs Greenwich and Woolwich
Ashtanga yoga self practice classes and specialises in teaching
people with hypermobile conditions. She also leads courses,
intensives and workshops nationally. Jess also has a book, the Yoga Teacher Mentor, coming
out in January 2020. You can find out more about Jess
Jess also has
a highly informative blog here
Movement Through Life - Jess Glenny
In this deeply personal conversation Jess share moments of her
life that shaped the way she practices yoga and movement. She is
incredibly open about her dyspraxia, hypermobility and autistic
journey and shares intimately how these have impacted her life. Her
courage in meeting these conditions head on shines through and is a
deep inspiration to others. Scott and Jess also share their journey
of trust as they recollect how Jess felt able to be comfortable
practicing in the Stillpoint Yoga London self practice room.
This personal conversation is inspiring,
particularly for those who are working through the same conditions
that Jess brings up. Jess' story is one of facing the challenges
she found head on, in a beautiful and inspiring
If you like this podcast then also listen to
Scott’s conversation with Laura
Jess talks about:
- how she already felt embodied through dance from age just 6 and
how that was truly important for her.
- how she was told that this movement was wrong
- how she discovered her dyspraxia from an early age.
- how she draws on different types of practice to make sense of
- how she first found out that she was hypermobile
- the differences in hypermobilty syndromes.
- the process of having hyper mobility and how it’s not
- how Ashtanga yoga really helped her understand her body through
the movement principle.
- how she came into the Stillpoint room and navigated her
relationship with Scott by asking for space and not be helped.
- how she navigated her way back into an Ashtanga yoga self
- how she now navigates her needs now.
- how practice is about feeling.
- how more approaches outside of yoga is needed.
- how what she needs in relationship to her autism.
- how this turned into listening to others needs.
- how dancing has been the thread that has run through her life
and that has allowed her to thrive.
Jess’s blog on the movement of the mats at SYL.