I have the very good fortune to have discovered Jeanette Ida and her Yoga Studio Kokoro in Brightwater several years ago when I was looking to return to yoga classes. I wanted to find a yoga teacher who embodied not only the physical aspects of yoga but also the emotional and spiritual aspects of true yoga practice. I was given Jeanette's name by a friend and from the first meeting, I discovered Jeanette was this an so much more.
Not only is Jeanette an accomplished and skilled yoga instructor but also takes the depths of the teachings to heart and embodies them all in her practice, teaching and interaction with her students and indeed anyone else she meets.
Her warmth, compassion and inclusiveness are her treasury: always of service, generous in time and spirit and forever humble.
I feel honoured to have Jeanette as my yoga teacher, spiritual companion and friend.
If you are looking for a teacher with these rare qualities in addition to the practical skills of teaching and exemplary yoga practices you will find them in Jeanette. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned practitioner, Jeanette has the ability to meet you just where YOU are. Jeanette creates an atmosphere of equanimity and non-judgement, wherever you are on your yoga journey.
As a beginner, I can't tell you what a relief it was to feel supported and held in my practice and allowed to go at my own pace. Each session became an opportunity to reconnect with my body, mind and spirit and for this, I am truly grateful.
Thank you, Jeanette, with all my heart! " Carolina Kerridge, Richmond, Nelson.