Jenny's Yoganotes: Planning classes and inspiring others on Instagram

In this series I introduce you to Yogi(ni)s from around the world who started sketching their yoga practice with yoga stick figures after discovering the Yoganotes book.

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Jenny’s yoga journey

Jenny first came into contact with yoga about 12 to 15 years ago when she was looking for a counterbalance to her stressful job as a preschool principle. She tried power yoga and enjoyed it but it wasn’t until about 5 or 6 years ago when she met a new teacher, that she started developing a regular Vinyasa / Hatha practice. 

Encouraged by her teacher, she also began a Yoga Teacher Training course in September 2018. Parallel to the training course, she is now teaching yoga once a week. 

Jenny’s Yoganotes

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Jenny plans her yoga classes by making sketched notes. She also sketches sequences of other yoga teachers she likes and shares them on Instagram as a tribute to her “gurus”. With her sketches, she hopes to inspire others to try yoga as well.

She also likes sharing her sketches on Instagram rather than the omnipresent yoga-selfies:

“Instagram is already full with these awesome yogis in difficult positions. I share my sketches instead and often get positive comments from people who find them inspiring.”

I especially like how Jenny uses colour in her sketches. She also has a lovely handwriting that complements the little yoga stick figures perfectly.

Do you want to learn to sketch yoga stickfigures, too?

The Yoganotes book teaches you a easy-to-learn system for sketching simple yoga stick figures that express any asana clearly with a few strokes. It contains step-by-step sketching instructions for over 80 asanas and their variations and shows you how to combine them into full sequences.

You don’t need any artistic talent of previous drawing experience. Learning to draw Yoganotes is like learning to write: it’s a system of simple shapes and some basic rules for how to combine them, it needs a bit of practice and when you get the hang of it, you can sketch any position or sequence you can think of.