Feature Teacher: Jeanne Magazu


Tell us about yourself and what brought you to the North Shore?
I came to the North Shore shortly out of college for a job as an environmental scientist. I love living near the ocean and having the mountains just a couple of hours away.

What brought you to yoga?
I knew I needed a stretching routine to balance out all my other physical activities but I had no idea what a positive impact it would have on my entire life.

Why did you want to become a yoga teacher?  
It just seemed like a natural fit at the time.  I was practicing lots of yoga and loving it. I had always been a health and fitness enthusiast.  At the time I started teaching I had already been “assisting” yoga classes for a couple years.  Plus, I had recently transitioned out of my more ”professional” job and was waiting for the next door to open.

Why do you teach now?
Now I teach because I love the community that yoga cultivates. It’s true that “in giving we receive”.  Yoga students and my fellow teachers inspire me every day to be my best self.

What are some things/people ... for which you are grateful?   
As I “mature” I am absolutely grateful for every experience and every encounter I I am especially grateful for Dave Selsky; I call him my guru.  He always knows just the right thing to say at just the right time.  He is also the love and light of my life.  I am grateful to have multiple families; my yoga family, my cycling family and of course my “first” family.

Is there a quotation that inspires you?  
“Be the change you’d like to see in the world”.   This reminds me to seek resolution rather than judging or complaining.