Jean Martin, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and RCYT, received her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from the Lotus Pond and trained under Karin Stephan, a nationally recognized B.K.S. Iyengar instructor and received her 500 hour certification in Vinyassa Training with Leshan Barrios, Ananda Yoga. Jean has also completed her oncology training for yoga teachers at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Restorative training with Nancy MacDonald, ERYT500, and Level I Thai Yoga with Mukti(Michael Buck) founder of the Vedic Conservatory.
Jean (M.A. Education, NBCT) has taught elementary, middle and high school for 18 years, hosted a yoga club and Let’s Get Movin club for teens in the high schools, worked at A Kid’s Place teaching yoga to children in foster care and has taught for Project Promise facilities, introducing the benefits of yoga to parent teens and at-risk youth. Most recently, Jean was part of the Integrative Medicine Team at Tampa General Hospital, and facilitated the Pediatric yoga program and assisted with patient care in room yoga sessions. Jean is a Yoga Ed. trainer and leads institutes for those wishing to work with agesPre-K through Grade 5 and Grades 6-12. Visit www.yogaed.com to register. Empowering youth with the benefits of breath, postures and visualization is her mission for the future!
Jean’s passion is to bring yoga to the community and to share the multitude of healing benefits yoga provides and the amazing peace of mind, focus and love that the practice nurtures in us all. She currently teaches classes in Hatha, Flow and Power as well as Gentle, Beginner, Restorative, and classes for children and teens.