Shine Yoga founder and yoga teacher Jen Austin teaches a dynamic fusion of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga creating exciting, flowing, original classes with careful sequencing in a joyful atmosphere. Known for her ability to break down challenging poses to make them more accessible, offering something creative and different in every class, providing illuminating assists and smiling through the most challenging of core work she encourages you to be courageous and let your light SHINE.
Jen travelled to the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, a holy city on the banks of the Ganges in India to study traditional Hatha Yoga and gain her 200hr RYT certification at Rishikesh Yog Peeth.
After her teacher training she continued to teach and practice whilst traveling the world and experiencing many different styles and methods of yoga – Hatha and Ashtanga yoga in India, Vinyasa Flow in Sri Lanka, Iyengar in the Caribbean and Anusara in Thailand. After trekking through the Himalayas she studied meditation in Nepal, and in Chiang Mai Northern Thailand she trained in Thai Yoga Massage.
Her passion for travel led her to hunt out the most beautiful locations and stunning accommodation from which to run unique yoga retreats for travel and fun loving yogis.
A beach lover and keen surfer Jen is based in Cornwall. She introduced Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga classes to Cornwall and loves to teach this new, challenging and exhilarating style.
She is passionate about healthy eating and when she’s not out on the water or practicing handstands on the beach you’ll find her at home creating delicious, nutritious and innovative vegetarian recipes. A nature lover she ensures all Shine Yoga’s equipment is environmentally aware. Mats are produced by Ecoyoga and are 100% natural rubber & jute, straps are 100% organic cotton.
Whether it’s in a group class, one-to-one, at the beach or on a stand up paddleboard she wants to help you discover how yoga makes you SHINE. She loves a good chat so if you want to find out more contact her.