Jennie Goa 2014

Photo: Tina Dehal Singh

Jennie fell in love with yoga in 1997 and has been teaching since 2005. Following her fascination for yoga, she has completed several teacher trainings and workshops of different styles and approaches over the years, including: Yoga Nidra, Anusara yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Virya yoga, Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Ayurvedic yoga massage, Nutrition and Anatomy.

Today, Jennie’s main teaching influences are Julie Martin, Josephine Selander and Josefin Wikström. Over the years, her love of yoga has led her to in-depth studies with John Friend, Paul Grilley, Melanie Cooper and more. She is also studying pscychology: mainly CBT and ACT (Russ Harris) and how yoga effects mental health (Swedish universities).

For Jennie, teaching is about helping others to cultivate breath, awareness, strength and joy, and then taking these qualities into everyday life, away from the yoga mat. Her teaching style is warm, enthusiastic and encouraging, and contains an extensive knowledge of biomechanics (how to make yoga safe, enjoyable, and energizing).

Qualifications & Expertise

Jennie is E-RYT 500 (Experienced Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance, USA) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and she is involved in teacher training programs and workshops worldwide.

Jennie worked full time as an Economist for many years, until her passion for yoga took over! In 2005 she founded YogaLila, nowadays YogaLeela (the Sanskrit and Hindi spelling) and since then she has worked full time both as a yoga teacher and as a business consultant.

From 2012 to 2015 she was the manager of Brahmani Yoga drop-in centre, the biggest drop in yoga studio in North Goa; founded by Julie Martin in 2003. Nowadays she studies psychology and  she works as a business consultant for Nordiska Yogainstitutet ( She also runs retreats and teacher trainings in Ibiza, Italy, Greece and Scandinavia and she is teaching yoga at studios and at corporate events in Stockholm, Sweden. She’s based in Goa, India.

With her wide knowledge and long experience in both corporate and yoga worlds, Jennie has a unique ability to tune into the specific, individual needs of both groups; her career as an economist enables her to see group dynamics, broader perspectives, and help companies with setting up and accomplishing health care visions and goals.

Jennie Hilltop shala Brahmani