Founder & Director, AYTT
Senior Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Advisor
Jody first travelled to the Kripalu Center in the USA in 1980 where she met the great Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga master Swami Kripalvandiji, and studied with Yogi Amrit Desai, the primary founder of Kripalu Yoga. She also studied with several other key founders and teachers of Kripalu Yoga, including Halifax's Divya Prabha, and a number of visiting teachers from a variety of yoga traditions. A successful athlete and teacher, Jody immediately connected to the yoga path, particularly the spiritual aspects, while also embracing Kripalu's teaching and artistic lineages. Following the vision of her teachers, Jody founded Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training (in the Kripalu tradition) in 2000, and was a lead teacher in the program for 12 years.
Jody has taught continuously since 1980, and still loves to teach regular yoga classes, as well as lead retreats and workshops on Kripalu Yoga, infusing her teaching with intuitive understanding, simplicity, clarity and creativity. Jody is a published author, and has also developed her joy of yoga through performance art (including 12 years with the touring No Strings Mime Troupe), visual art and storytelling. For Jody, the yoga practices provide a common sense approach to wellbeing, and are a direct and immediate way of relaxing into the Source or Core where she has learned to trust spirit deeply and beyond the current norm. A natural leader, she currently serves on the board of the Halifax Storytellers Circle and as senior teacher on the board of Yoga Atlantic. Jody holds a Bachelor of Physical Education.