Jenny Kierstead Yoga Blog

Founder Jenny Kierstead, BPE, BEd
E-RYT Yoga Teacher
Yoga Therapist
Ayurvedic Instructor
Qi Gong Instructor and Healer

Jenny is the founder of national award winning Breathing Space Yoga Studios and Yoga in Schools. A visionary in the yoga movement, Jenny received the prestigious Women of Excellence Award in 2009 and the RBC Women of Influence Award in 2013 for her Yoga in Schools initiative. A former Physical Education teacher, Jenny designed a Yoga Grade 11 course for the Nova Scotia Department of Education, the first ever yoga program implemented in Canadian public schools.

Through Thompson Publications Inc, Jenny designed yoga posters for both Elementary and Secondary levels as well as a Yoga for Autism Program, a Yoga for Special Needs Program and most recently the revolutionary Girl on Fire Empowerment Program for teen girls.

To support this successful school-based initiative, Jenny and Blair and their team run a highly reputed Yoga Teacher Training Program. Their latest evidence-based project, Mindfulness in the Classroom is changing the way teens relate to themselves and others.


Girl on Fire

Ignite Your Inner Champion!

  • Move from constantly comparing yourself to others to having unwavering belief in your own potential.
  • Learn how to transform feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and depression into positive action.    
  • Meet the demands of life with effective skills that lead to success and fulfillment.

Girl on Fire provides young women with time proven methods to skillfully face challenges and enjoy mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Studies have proven this 12-week program measurably increases the "10 Girl on Fire Inner Treasures" of self-awareness, self-worth, confidence, discernment, resilience, discipline, optimism, contentment, connection and essence. The latest study on this program showed a 24% increase in the above competencies with an astounding 44% improvement in resilience.

 “I realize I can be a better, happier version of myself.  All girls should have access to this information.”
Girl on Fire Participant

“As the pilot teacher, I observed the girls develop a newfound confidence in speaking their truth and advocating for themselves, along with a real interest in the time tested self-care practices contained within these pages.”
Tanya Thibeau, M.Ed


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Jenny Kierstead,
BEd, BPhys. Ed, Founder of Breathing Space Yoga Studios, Founder of Yoga in Schools, Yoga Instructor and Therapist, Ayurvedic Instructor.

Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not hers.
Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in her spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said 'yes' when she wanted to say 'no'.
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.
That is why she is a Warrior of the Light, because she has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than she is.
Paulo Coelho