Costa Mesa : South Coast Plaza

Ambassador Jenny Vande Hei


Jenny began practicing yoga on and off nearly 10 years ago. But it wasn’t until her second knee surgery in 2004 that she got serious about her practice. She had found an amazing teacher who poured her heart into her teaching and made classes much more than stretching. Jenny aspires to offer her students this same kind of inspiration. In 2006 she began teaching yoga only because she was living in East Africa and had a yoga mat. Upon moving to Tanzania she started a small class at her language school just to get some exercise. She began teaching with no formal training and never imagined that teaching would become her path. For two years her students were the children who were part of the center where she worked and the relief workers that served them. This yoga class is still carrying on and is now taught by a Tanzanian. Yoga began as a community building experience for Jenny and that idea of community was her inspiration to begin her own studio. Jenny has trained with Corepower Yoga, Yoga Works and is a Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist through IAYT. She has studied under, Sarasvati Buhrman, Richard Rohr, Makunda Stiles, Jnani Chapman and many more. Jenny specializes in private yoga asana and yoga therapy.