NUMBER 1 YOGA COMMUNITY IN SHANGHAI – FREE SOUL YOGA WITH JADE
Jade’s story could be described as ‘Shanghai dream come true’ and is definitely a ready to use scenario for the inspiring novel or/and movie!
Jade came to Shanghai on her own in 2005 from a small village near Guillin and as she describes it on her blog ‘wasn’t scared at all, instead was super excited because her heart wanted to be here’. She continues ‘ I had no plan about the future…as I didn’t grow up that way and no one taught me “to plan future”, all my asset was/still is pure & kind heart, a simple mind but always willing to learn more, a backpack, and a later -on- added suitcase’.
You can learn more about the details of Jade’s incredible story on her own blog that you can follow by scanning the QR code below
It is possible to see how much a person loves what he or she does because it gives them this special glow and the shimmering sparkles in their eyes when they do it or talk about it, and that was the impression Jade gave the first day I met her.
Today she offers regular yoga classes at at tranquil grounds of 9 Clouds and her mission is to ‘build a much better and stronger yoga community’.
If you haven’t noticed yet from my introduction how much I admire Jade, then let me tell you this. Although this amazing woman made a huge progress in her career, staying humble and pure hearted as she was during our first encounter, one thing remained the same. You can feel the passion and love for yoga in the room from the moment the class starts. Jade is concerned about the wellbeing of all the members in the class and it translates into 100% frequency of the class members. You will rarely find a free mat without previous booking because she attracts both yoga newbies and veterans.
The phenomenon of Jade’s class – to me – is that she finds the way to be both demanding teacher who encourages students to push hard, but at the same time she helps you accept the fact that you may not necessarily hone all the poses and that’s still ok. Her attitude will get you to focus on your body but her cheerful attitude will also make you laugh heartily. The mixture of these two result in the uniqueness of Jade’s classes.
One more huge asset is that Jade is perfect English and Chinese speaker and she speaks both during the class. Who would say no to some extra Chinese practice in the relaxing environment of a yoga studio?!