Every now and then, we feature yoga teachers from our second home- Cebu City. Meet the gorgeous and fabulous Jenifer Grace Martinez. She is the Studio Director and founder of YogaHub Philippines. She is also an adventurer, vegetarian, and a proud mother of 3.
How many years have you been practicing yoga?
Almost 7 years.
How long have you been teaching yoga?
How’s your life like off the mat? What are your other hobbies?
When I’m not in the studio or working I make sure to spend time with my kids. I’m an adventurer. I love exploring the different parts of the Philippines. I like trekking, climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking and many more.
I’m also into vegetarian food art. I love decorating and experimenting with new vegetarian dishes. And when I don’t do yoga I love using TRX straps to enhance my yoga practice.
Where do you teach and what type of yoga do you teach?
I exclusively teach in the studio only. I currently teach Vinyasa, Hot Yoga and Power Yoga.
Did you receive any formal training or certification before you became an instructor? (Please include any awards or recognition if there’s any).
RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training.
What do you love most about teaching yoga?
I love teaching yoga because I want to be a better student. You learn so much when you teach; it’s a never-ending process of learning by teaching. And you just go out there and teach what you learn.
How did yoga change your life?
Yoga changed my life in so many ways. My YogaHub Family, in general, made has made my yoga practice a beautiful journey .
What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Eka Pada Koundinyasana
What’s your yoga nemesis or the yoga pose that you find challenging?
A lot actually but recently it’s my downward dog.. haha!
Any advice to beginners?
Always listen to your body. It’s a process in and of itself.
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