Today’s edition of Yoga Tattuesday profiles Jennifer Tallini, who many of you might know as the founder of Yoga with Style, an “online emporium of all things yoga”!
Here’s a picture of Jennifer’s tattoo:
Now, I know you might be thinking, “Whaaa?! That’s not a yoga-inspired tattoo…that’s a celtic cross!” Well, you’d be right…or, at least partly right. While the latter part may be true, the former part certainly is not.
Stay with me here.
Jennifer’s middle name is Erskine, an unusual family name which she shares with her great aunt Ruth. When Aunt Ruth died, she left a number of family heirlooms to Jennifer, one of which was a necklace with a celtic cross (pictured below) that Ruth had purchased during a trip to Paris, France. Although Jennifer never met her great aunt Ruth, she always felt a special connection to her given their shared name. She explains that family connection has always been very important to her because she lost her father at a very young age.
Birdie Greenberg has been a struggling yogi since the summer of 2004, when she was stressing herself out studying to pass the bar exam. In an effort to chill her out, her mom dragged her flapping and squawking into her first yoga class. She never looked back. Four years later, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Soon thereafter, she and her husband quit their jobs, trekked in the Himalayas, and settled in what she had imagined to be the yoga Mecca of the west, southern California. She started her blog, yogiinterrupted.com, during her quest to find good studios, good teachers, a good yoga community, and a strong personal practice. For her it is a place to think, reflect, get frustrated, discuss, laugh, be imperfect, speak her mind, and have a great time.