Teacher spotlight – Jess Szabo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9212″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721448866{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]As we continue to spread Broga throughout the UK and Europe, we thought it would only be polite of us to introduce you to our growing band of rockstar Broga teachers.

Second in this new series of teacher spotlights is…

  1. Name, age, nationality?
    Jessica, 31, Canadian.
  2. Where do you currently live?
    Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. How did you first hear about Broga®?
    I was practicing and teaching yoga in London for a couple of years and a few friends were planning to do the first Broga® teacher training in 2014, so I decided to join!
  4. Can you remember your first experience of kicking some asana? What was that first lesson like?
    Embarrassingly, i actually didn’t do a Broga® class before doing the training. I had been living in India when Broga® really picked up and made a trip back to London for the training before moving to Australia. I was a pretty competitive athlete growing up and had practiced most types of yoga under the sun, so was pretty keen for the challenge.
  5. What made you want to teach Broga®?
    I liked the physicality of it. It was a challenge to really stay mindful and present when your brain and body just want to quit.
  6. What was the best part of the Broga® teacher training bootcamp?
    It was great being able to do all different activities and sports throughout the week.
  7. And the most challenging part of the bootcamp?
    I have quite a few injuries from the past and a few of them flared up at different points making it difficult to always participate.
  8. You graduated in 2014 – how have things developed since graduating?
    A lot has changed in my life in the last year and I haven’t been teaching as much as a I used to. But I still use a lot of the sequences in my own training and when I teach yoga even just to friends.
  9. Where do you see yourself in 3 years’ time?
    I have absolutely no idea! I try to make it a rule not to plan too much in the future as I’ve learned there is very little you can control in life. I’m sure I’ll be a yoga teaching, criminal lawyer somewhere in the world…but I have no clue where that will be!
  10. Which Broga® sequence is your favourite?
    I love the inversions sequence. I used to be a gymnast and a diver so I’m pretty happy any time I can be upside down. Plus I don’t think many teachers really break down inversions for students, which is important to avoid injury and make students feel like doing an inversion is an attainable goal.

And now for the fun part. Ten more ‘intimate’ questions!

  1. What would be your ideal menu, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner?
    My mom or gramma’s halusky (Slovak potato dumplings)!
  2. And what would you drink alongside this menu?
    Kim Crawford, sauvignon blanc
  3. What would be the perfect way to spend a Saturday for you?
    I live two blocks away from the beach, so I love waking up (without an alarm!) and heading to the beach for a walk, run, surf or swim, going on a roadtrip with friends to go for a hike or walk and find a new patio to have a late lunch on. I love FaceTiming my niece in the evenings (breakfast for her in Canada).
  4. Do you have any nicknames, and if so, how did they come about?
    I’ve been known as Szabo for the majority of my life, which is just my last name. JJ is another one. My sister’s name is Jamie and I was the second J, so JJ has stuck.
  5. What album can’t you stop listening to right now?
    Too many to list! The biggest ones right now would be: The Naked and Famous “Passive Me, Aggressive You”, any David Guetta albums for a little pump up when I’m studying or the Soundtrack to the Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  6. What is your take on the world, your motto?
    I don’t really have a motto but I think I’ve really come to learn that we can’t usually control what happens in life but we can control how we react to it. Life’s hard a lot of the time, but after darkness comes the light.
  7. Where is the place your are happiest in the world?
    Sitting on the beach or in the lake at my family’s cottage in Ontario, Canada
  8. If you could have a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    I tend to travel and be on planes A LOT. Right now I’m pretty content just staying on land for a bit.
  9. What advice would you give the 15-year old you?
    Don’t be afraid to explore and don’t listen to what other people think.
  10. What is the achievement you are most proud of?
    My resilience. All of the hard times I was talking about have made me stronger and a better person. After a series of less than ideal events, I moved to Australia and got a scholarship to law school. I’ll be a lawyer in 6 months…pretty stoked about that. ​

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