Jenny's first Yoga experience was just after she came to settle in Wauchope after marrying her husband, Paul. Pink leotard, fishnet stockings on a foam mat and $2/class at the CWA hall was the beginning of a lifetime of Yoga for her. She began teaching the Wauchope Yoga class when the teacher, Phyll Odd, was unable to continue the classes.
In between having three children, helping on the family farm, Yoga became an integral part of her life.
Travelling with Yoga mats and tape recorder to various community halls throughout the town and district the classes continued to grow. Unlike todays smorgasboard of Yoga teacher training courses, books and online courses, opportunities to study were limited in the early 70's. Iyengars, Light on Yoga was her ‘bible’ together with subscriptions to the IYTA International Light and the Satyananda Ashram Integral Yoga monthly lessons.
After meeting Shirley Fletcher, a Yoga teacher who moved from Sydney to Port Macquarie, Jenny was introduced to Dr. Kamala Mata from the Diamond School of Yoga which offered a correspondence teacher training course. The opportunity to study under such a wonderful mentor has been the backdrop for her own practice as well as sharing her passion for Yoga with others.The underlying philosophy of the Diamond School of Yoga which Jenny has endeavourd to embrace is, “To Serve, Unseen and Unsung and as nothing in the eyes of man”.
When she turned 60, Jenny felt it was time to upgrade her teaching and enrolled in a two month training course with the Byron Yoga Centre attaining a Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. Practicing and studying wall to wall Yoga everyday from 6am to 9pm was incredible,delving deeper into the benefits of Yoga.
Shortly after returning from Byron Bay, Jenny and Paul built a Yoga Studio on the organic family farm and F.U.N. Yoga (Finding Unity Now) was established. An outcome of desire and destiny, the fully equipped Yoga studio now offers classes catering for children to Seniors, Mums and Bubs, Meditation, Hatha and Dru Yoga. The studio is also a popular venue for Yoga workshops. Jenny and Paul now attend regular International Yoga Retreats,
have a look at Jenny’s latest trip to Italy in the blog.
Jenny Eggert is the founder of F.U.N. Yoga (Finding Unity Now). Fun Yoga was built by the Eggerts on their local Wauchope farm to unite the community in health awareness, family and community support and for those who endeavoured to embrace Yoga as a spiritual practice. Jenny has enjoyed 20 years of teaching adults and children inspired by teachers such as Shirley Fletcher, Dr Kamala Mata, John Olgivie and after recently attending an international retreat in Italy with Jessie Chapman.
In 2016 Jenny discovered Yin Yoga and has now completed a teacher training in Yin Yoga which she incorporates in her classes.
Combining her background
in psychology and stress management with the tools
and techniques of Dru Yoga, Sue has been teaching for 20 years and offers classes and workshops that uplift and inspire. Her light-hearted approach is complemented
by a sincere and passionate desire to encourage others towards optimum health and well-being.