MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Animalia Asana® is run as a co-operative and all roles listed below are 100% voluntary in nature; we need more members of the management committee to be able to fulfill ‘co-operative’ and ‘committee’!

Jenny Mace – Animalia Asana® Founder, Trainer

Jenny completed her yoga teacher training in 2014 and has been sharing the inspiration she received from yoga since then. She has led around 12 retreats through the renewably-powered Rustic Retreats (which always featured Animalia Asana® practices). She formed the charitable Animalia Asana initiative as a means of drawing on the potential within yoga to positively shape how practitioners perceive our species’ relationship with other species in the animal kingdom. She felt drawn to focus on this very specific aspect of yoga as not much seemed to be dedicated to this aspect at the time. Also complementary to this focus are her life-long deep respect for animals, MSc in Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law (Distinction), BSc in Animal Behaviour, and a belief that one day, animals shall be free from human dominion over them and the suffering that often comes with this. She wishes to help this shift on its way and knows she is not the only yoga practitioner/teacher with a fierce respect for animals out there wishing to see positive change. Thus, with the help of other yoga teachers who share her vision, she endeavours to share yoga practices far and wide (on and off the mat!) that are in complete dedication to animals for the benefit of all animal species, including Homo-sapiens.

Jenny has added to her initial training in yoga through extensive independent self-led study; courses with yoga academics/researchers such as Dr Jason Birch, Jacqueline Hargreaves, Dr Mark Singleton and Dr Theo Wildcroft; training in anti-oppression yoga with Sophia Ansari and Susanna Barkataki; training in cult dynamics with Matthew Remski; a Rainbow Kids training; and introduction-to-Sanskrit workshops. She is also certified in Voice Leadership and Ecstatic Awakening Dance, therefore, these wider explorative and expressive practices are often weaved into any longer events she offers. Alongside Animalia Asana, she helps to run an academic editing business, cares for ex-commercial chickens/other adopted animals, and is a temporary remote lecturer on the MSc animal welfare science, ethics and law course at the University of Winchester. She has co-published on UK yoga teachers’ attitudes towards plant-based diets and beliefs about the moral status of farmed animals and hopes to continue as an independent researcher.

 

Peter Madill – General Supporting Trustee

 

Get in touch if you are interested in joining the Animalia Asana Management Committee; you need to be able to demonstrate your understanding of and support for Animalia Asana’s remit, but you do not need to be a yoga teacher. Please detail what you can bring to the management team. These are 100% voluntary positions.

 

Specially translated for Animal Yoga™ by Shashi at Authentic Sanskrit.
Specially translated for Animalia Asana® by Shashi at Authentic Sanskrit.

 

 

 

= ahimsa (non-harming to all living beings)
one of the yogic teachings that Animalia Asana® is based on

 

 

 

Specially translated for Animal Yoga™ by Shashi at Authentic Sanskrit.
Specially translated for Animalia Asana® by Shashi at Authentic Sanskrit.

 

 

= dānam (charity)
one of the yogic teachings that Animalia Asana® is based on