Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenny Cornero.
Jenny, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
After a book, where I read: “Power to the imagination” I was fourteen, I wrote it in my big window, with a clear sky on the back, it was my motto, my inspiration, and my ticket to see the world with my own eyes. Born in Rosario, Argentina, where I got my Bachelor’s degree in Communication, worked as a journalist, documentary producer, freelancer until I decided to go beyond and deeper. I found Raja Yoga and Vedanta philosophy (the ancient Indian scriptures) as an inspirational concept that transformed my understandings of human nature. The human as an integral awareness, body, mind, and spirit, orbiting on the same dimension, in and out: That we are.
My Yoga practice began in Buenos Aires with another book. By then, my partner already acknowledged me about Ahimsa, a sanskrit term for non-violence, driving me into vegetarianism, understanding YES, that we are what we eat, but also how we eat as well. We moved to San Francisco, CA, where I started attending yoga classes at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, a traditional and one of the oldest yoga schools in America, founded in the fifties. We went to the Bahamas for the Yoga Teacher Training in 1995, stayed in the Sivananda Ashram (spiritual school) for one year as a staff and teacher. The mayor essential challenge I have faced until then. Yogi life. Then after moving, working, and living in different cities, Miami Beach was chosen as home.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Transplants are not smooth events, so better to adapt to the new or perish in the process. After arriving in CA, learning the language, going to college with hugely diverse cultural communities was a bit tough, but also fun to discover a new world of interpretations. Back on those days, the communication was much less fluent than now. We have to write letters, wait for answers, and for calls. Trying to remember now, I see how Yoga also helped my capacity to adapt to the new realities. It was my bridge to connect. When in The Bahamas, I took the TT course in English, I started teaching a new discipline in another language, that I had to understand to connect my brain, my thoughts, and my learnings without translating, through a whole engineering process that also included breathing. The accent still will be there, but after years of reading people’s bodies in their practice, I learned to connect beyond that.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
After being teaching in Miami for some years, another goal that combined my passion for communication as a videographer and my teachings of yoga show up as a great challenge. In 2005 a new dimension was born after my dear friend and producer Ricardo Casas started “Yoga for Health with Jenny Cornero,” a series of programs based on Hatha Yoga tradition designed to improve the quality of life of those who are in search of an alternative path of healing.
Later on, on my first trip to India, Kutir Films was founded to continue with the production of the upcoming series. The series is in English and Spanish. The first series includes four programs, Basics, Depression, Headaches, and Gastrointestinal disorders. In 2012, I wrote and produced the second series with more titles like Arthritis, Fears & Anxiety, Diabetes, and Constipation. Through a regular practice of yoga, all these symptoms can improve, and these programs can be done at home also as a daily routine.
The location set is in a stunning house in Miami Beach known as The Temple House, where we go through the class with students, giving little details and basic principles to guide a session that will make you feel you are also in it. These series are a great example of independent and local production, with many energies synchronized all together between family, including my son, who was five when all started, loyal friends, and amazing professionals. No sponsors or big studios behind. Unity in diversity at its best. In spite of the many years of uncertainty about the distribution, finally, the flow is progressive and prosper. These series were very well received in the online market. Even though we started as DVDs, which I had to design the cover and colors as well, the demand started moving slowly into streaming VOD, in different platforms like Amazon Prime worldwide, and also in FMTV, based in Australia.
I feel to continue with the program, to keep working on new titles, intentions that put me again into the process of new series-production started before C19. We had to postpone it but little by little, the scenario is opening again for the new coming YFHWJC DVD with more titles. Yoga poses can be seen in many ways, different teachers, shorts tutorials in Youtube, or Vimeo, live on Instagram, so if you think as a competitor, the offer is huge and diverse. Yoga for Health with Jenny Cornero DVD is definitely another option out there, but understanding Yoga as a union gives you the awareness that we are all in here and with the same path to bring the good and the best for the knowledge of the most ancient integral practice that is Yoga.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I never planned anything in my life, so I’m grateful for what I’ve achieved all along the way. The idea of accomplishing my mission of transmitting yoga all around the world put me in incredible places and in touch with magical beings all my life. I’ve been staff in TTC curriculums, like at Synergy in Miami Beach, teaching for a few years the Sivananda linage style. I have also been to different countries and cultures to spread the principles of yoga and practice. I’ve shared seminaries, workshops, classes, and lectures in Germany, England, Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua, and Argentina. Many people from all over the world who started yoga practice with me along my 25 years of teaching are now excellent and incredible teachers themselves. This is a corollary that makes me incredibly proud of them and kept our affinity for life.
- Website: www.jennycornero.com
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Paul Gatgens ( for my personal photo)