Shine Your Yoga is led by Jonni-Lyn Friel, a Jivamukti yoga teacher based in Athens, Greece, originating from Canada. She is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, in the process of completing her 1000 hour Yoga Therapy certification.
Joni-Lyn grew up in a unique environment to hippie parents, from which she first acquired a passion for yoga that makes it more than simply her profession. Joni-Lynn seeks to make a positive difference in her students’ lives through the wonderful concept of yoga.
Jonni-Lyn’s experience in yoga is extensive on both, formal and informal levels. Her initial passion for yoga was inspired by her parents, and by the age of 13, she had learned it enough to use it as a means to get through pre-teen anxieties. Since she has backpacked all over the world, she has indulged in yoga in many parts of the world. Her formal education began at the age of 27 as she enrolled in a yoga class. This opened up new horizons for her and her love for yoga bloomed further. By 2006, she was done with her first teacher training.
Jonni-Lyn truly looks at teaching yoga not as a profession but an honored tradition that only a few privileged people get to indulge in. She has developed her teacher training skills working with a variety of famous teachers from all over the world. She now utilizes all she has learnt and all she loves to help others find harmony and peace through yoga.
Jonni-Lyn Friel’s attitude and mindset are her specialty. She works in a positive, upbeat, and compassionate manner that works ideally with all of her students. She is making jokes and her class environment is always light and pleasant. When you’re within her teaching circle, you will find yourself to be relaxed, having a mindset that is ideal for yoga – which is the intended effect.