For 15+ years, Jeremy Devens E-RYT has worked in health and personal development. Personalizing practices from yoga, ayurveda and physical therapy, Jeremy teaches how to work with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Jeremy has lived and taught in Austin, TX since 2011 teaching more than 3,000 classes, workshops and events with everyone from at-risk youth to senior citizens. His primary teachers have been Jenn Wooten, Jason Crandell, Jeff Cavaliere, Mehtab Benton and Vanessa Stone.
The name Quietmind Yoga was inspired by the Yoga Sutra 1.2 which says “yogas chitta vritti nirodaha” or “yoga is the quieting of the mind.” This felt fitting because the most common feedback Jeremy has received is that his classes are calming, and people feel more relaxed physically and mentally.
My approach to teaching
I am fortunate to have had some really incredible, skillful teachers. These people helped steer me clear of the modern trends and fads of yoga and dive deeper into the roots of the practice. From this self exploration I continue to find new layers of nuance to my own practice, and to what I offer as a teacher.
Most of what I teach is informed by the lineage of Krishnamacharya. That includes modern Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle Yoga What I love about Krishnamacharya is he listened to the needs of his students and adapted his teaching to best serve them. He was a student of the ancient yoga texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. He was also incredibly innovative, bridging the divide of these renunciate practices of India with modern therapeutic movements for flexibility, strength and balance of the body and mind. In that spirit, I study the ancient texts and use what is proven to work. I also continue to seek new perspectives and apply new discoveries in the fields of kinesiology, neuroscience and psychology. Together, this creates a more unified, holistic approach to working with the mind, body and breath.