While attending college, Jayla chose Yoga as her physical education class. At the time, she knew very little about Yoga but was fortunate to have an inspiring teacher who cultivated her love for Yoga. Aside from the physical practice of Yoga, her teacher incorporated into her class meditative aspects as well as breathing techniques. Soon Jayla discovered that there is much more to Yoga then just the physical part. She began to feel inner peace and balance and an overall sense of well being while practicing Yoga, which slowly expanded into her daily life.
Jayla started teaching Yoga in 2010. She received her 200-hour certification in Hatha and Vinyasa styles from Atma Bodha Yoga School in Virginia Beach, Va. She then received her 500-hour teacher certification the following year. She continues to maintain her certification with the National Yoga Alliance. Jayla also attended workshops with world-renowned Yoga Teachers such as Amy Weintraub’s, "Yoga for Depression and Anxiety" and “Yoga of Devotion” with Krishna Das. She also has studied with Graham Schweig, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Beryl Bender Birch and Swami Asokanada.
Jayla enjoys helping people find peace within and letting go of their busy lives during Yoga class. She believes it’s important for people to find time for themselves in this fast-paced busy world. As a Yoga teacher she wants Yoga practice to be an enjoyable experience for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
Jayla is originally from Bosnia where she lived through the Bosnian war in the 1990s where she endured and witnessed unforgettable atrocities of the war. She later immigrated to the United States where she met her husband while working as an interpreter for the US Army, which was part of the NATO peacekeeping forces in Bosnia.
Jayla is also the mother to two wonderful sons and enjoys the ocean, nature and gardening.
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