About Jay Winston
Looking for a healthy way to deal with depression and wonky knees, I began practicing yoga in 2001. In 2011, I completed my first teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Two years later, deciding I preferred the slower, more contemplative aspects of the practice, I undertook additional teacher training in Yin Yoga, which I’ve been teaching ever since. Recently, I’ve also been focusing on studying Buddhist meditation and trauma-sensitive yoga.
To me, yoga is about mindfulness and self-acceptance. While, without a doubt, we can and will find all kinds of self-improvement through the practice, ultimately it begins and ends with learning to love ourselves as we are.
As Walt Whitman said, “I celebrate myself and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you,” or, as yogis say, namaste: the light in me honors the light in you.