Namaskar, like Namaste, is a greeting, a salutation that honors the receiver.
Surya Namaskara, the sun salutation, which wakes our bodies and joyfully, gratefully greets the day, is the basis of flow yoga.
Ma - or some version thereof - means mother, or represents the feminine, in languages the world over. In sanskrit, the root syllable ma means "to make or create."
MAMASKARA honors the innately creative female spirit, celebrating and empowering women at every stage of life through the physical practice of yoga.
MAMASKARA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
"Jenny is a truly gifted yoga teacher. My sessions with her felt like a gift to me, and resulted in the creative breakthrough that I really needed."
-- Sarah Koops Vanderveen, Author
"Jenny's talent as a yoga teacher goes far beyond her deep knowledge of the practice. Her ability to tune into the needs of each individual she works with results in a transformative experience. Under Jenny's care, I was able to progress not only physically, but emotionally and creatively as well."
-- Kathleen Treat, Founder, Speranza Foundation
"Jenny’s yoga sessions were simultaneously challenging and nurturing, soul-stretching and soul-restoring. I found myself going to places I’ve never gone before in yoga. There were tears, laughter, and a lot of release.”
-- Keiko Feldman, Emmy® award-winning producer
“I had only begun to practice yoga when I attended a retreat with Jenny. It was a beautiful weekend. I felt, at once, “enough” just where I was and stretched to grow and take risks in a safe atmosphere. After each session, I felt stronger, more present, and more committed to yoga practice.”
-- Clare R-R., retreat participant
Jenny Sheffer Stevens earned her 200-hour vinyasa yoga teaching certification through the Yoga Alliance accredited training program at Sonic Yoga, and was certified in Prenatal Yoga by renowned teacher and pregnancy yoga pioneer, Janice Clarfield. She has taught in private sessions and at studios throughout New York City, frequently participating in program development. She has also led mother/infant and kids’ yoga, and volunteers as a yoga teacher in New York City public schools. Jenny integrates over 15 years of flow yoga practice with her extensive training and experience in the arts to develop unique programs that encourage clients to integrate mind, body, voice, spirit and their innate creativity in their yoga practice.