I was tired of being fed the superficial side of mainstream yoga and craved a deeper, more meaningful practice for years and a noncompetitive, raw, community of yogis to share it with. So I created the studio and made it my mission to shift the conversation around what yoga is help you discover that living intentionally is the best form of yoga you can practice.
The practice of yoga is greater than the sum of all its parts. It's more than the physical postures, 5-minute meditations, super comfortable pants, and the hour-long classes. Those things are all great, but yoga is about creating a lifestyle that provides you with the space to find that childlike curiosity for self-exploration, understand that you are capable of far more than you give yourself credit for, learn how to fill your cup so you can fill the cup of those around you, and surrender to something bigger than yourself.
I was born and raised in the Heartland along with the societal standards that come with living in a tiny town like if it isn't broke, don't fix it. You do that until something stops you in your tracks and makes you question everything. For me, it was postpartum depression back in 2016. My oldest daughter Alice was born at a whopping three pounds, following an emergency c-section done 8 weeks before her due date from complications that nearly killed both of us. People asked how I was and I said "fine", because she was fine, but I was far from fine.
I found myself with more questions than answers and the only peace I could find during the month she spent in the hospital was crying in childs pose. The emotional release I experienced on my mat was something unexpected but brought clarity in a time of uncertainty. This was just the start of the time I spent on my mat overflowing into every aspect of my daily life. It wasn't until I was taking my yoga teacher training in 2017 that I was taught that there's an entire philosophy behind the practice of yoga and the reason what I was doing on my mat kept finding its way into my daily life was because the two were never meant to be separated. Yoga was designed to be a lifestyle that nurtures the mind, body, and soul; that's the style of yoga I teach and practice - one that challenges the mind, opens the heart to listen to the soul, and pushes you physically both on and off the mat.
When you're ready I'm here to hold the space, guide, and bear witness to your journey to living a full and authentic life. I'll challenge you to look at things through a different perspective with the Root to Rise podcast, I'll help you navigate the postpartum life with yoga flows designed with your pelvic floor in mind, and I'll be the resource you need through the online community (the Fluffle) or in-person classes, workshops, and continuing education courses. When I started Little Rabbit Yoga Studio back in 2017 I didn't want it to be confined to four walls, I wanted it to be a community that lived, breathed, and grew together.
I'm the Founder of Little Rabbit Yoga Studio
Host of the Root to Rise Podcast
An Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula
Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
“Jeana is not only a capable & skillful teacher but a true Yogi who exudes peace & acceptance. She can guide you into physical strength, self awareness, relaxation, whatever your goal."
- Ginny, student
“Jeana is a fun, challenging instructor who knows how to make you work hard, but have so much fun you don't even notice. In short, she's fantastic!
- Jordan, teacher & student
When I'm not practicing or teaching on my mat, you can find me studying for my 500 hour teaching certification or on my homestead. My husband, two daughters, and I live on a 3 acre homestead in South-Central Kansas where we get up early to feed the chickens, make sure the pigs have enough mud to roll around in, love anything fermented, and bake things from scratch. When we aren't tending to the livestock or picking our food from the garden we're renovating a 1997 School bus into our tiny home, often called a Skoolie. My lifestyle is far from normal, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I believe the same thing applies to yoga, there is no normal, just what works for you and what doesn't. If you have any questions, I'm an open book, and you can email me at:
Namaste x Jeana