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Meet Jomally Fernandez of Soul Warrior Yoga in Clairemont

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jomally Fernandez.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My yoga journey began over 14 years ago when my old roommate invited me to my first class. I fell in love from the beginning with the physical and emotional connection I experienced. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis that I committed myself to my practice. As the conditioned worsened and I went through dialysis, chemotherapy and a kidney transplant, my mat was the place where I found solace and refuge. After five years of complications I finally began to overcome my Lups and took a leap of faith by completing my 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, 100- hour Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Training, as well as a Level II Reiki Practitioner.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I believe every, and all business owners will tell you there isn’t such thing as a smooth road. But in my experience it is precisely the rough road that has allowed me to grow spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This personal growth has also been reflected in my professional career. Most people would think that the yoga business is full of love and compassion, and it is, but is also very competitive which at times can cloud people’s judgement. As seen with teachers like Bikram Choudhury, placing mentors and instructors in a “guru” pedestal can be very dangerous. It allows for egos to be fed and loose track of what your true purpose is, which at the end of the day has nothing to do with the teacher, but with supporting the yogi’s spiritual journey.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Founded in 2013, my mission through SOUL WARRIOR YOGA is to introduce the healing attributes of yoga, and to empower others to connect with the divine and inner warrior that lives within each of us. I teach Energetic/Power Flow Yoga, Vinysasa, Hatha, Restorative, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. I’ve been closely working with mothers and babies since the beginning of my career. As a mother to a one year old, I feel called to supporting women in the most important period of their lives.

I am currently teaching at Lotus Sanctuary and Ginseng Yoga, as well as private and corporate classes. I am also thrilled to be hosting my first yoga retreat, Soulful Mama Yoga Retreat. It is a one day retreat for mamas & mamas-to-be that will take place here in San Diego, November 18th, 2017.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was a very good student. I think if I could be in school the rest of my life I would! I was a member of English Forensics, Spanish and Drama clubs, Musical Ministry, Dance team and Cheer leading squad. I’ve always been very sensitive and extremely chatty.

Pricing:

  • Private classes $50

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Image Credit:

Anthony Baca, Nathalie Brilliant, Gabrielle Fox, Robin Dayley

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