Jean  Mazzei

Jean Mazzei

Jean Mazzei, (E-RYT 500), has been teaching, exploring, and innovating as a yoga teacher for over 40 years. Often called “a teacher’s teacher,” she is an expert in the subtleties of yoga sadahana (practices), and bringing the practices to life off the mat. For more that 30 years, she has successfully built numerous yoga and movement programs by creating effective curriculum, building class numbers, and fostering community. Jean’s mission redefines “real” as she helps people remember who they really are and what they are really doing here (smarana). Her sense of humor and commitment to non-judgment provide a safe place for students to explore, break boundaries, and release layers of physical, emotional, and psychic weight. Her classes draw from many styles and include somatics, physical and subtle body alignment, vinyasa krama, pranayama (breath work), visualization (kriya), and deep listening. Her studies include yoga with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dennis Adams, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Sri Vidya), Dr. Albert Franklin (TKS Desikachar lineage), BKS Iyengar, Rod Stryker (ParaYoga Level 2), and Dharma Mittra (level 1-2 certified). Being of the school of “Whatever Works,” she believes that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to yoga. She is the visionary behind Sri Yoga Retreats and Teacher Trainings, and offers 200/500 Hr Yoga Alliance Certification programs, retreats, and workshops here and abroad. Find her online at