Jennifer Pritchard is the pioneer, senior teacher and kirtan singer at Victoria's longest running Ashtanga Studio and Mysore Program, The Yoga Shala . Jenni established The Yoga Shala in the fall of 2002 upon her return from yoga training with Guruji in Mysore, India. Jennifer is authorized by KPJAYI, and is an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance. She has been exploring yoga most of her life as her mom started her yoga explorations in the 70's. She has been a dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioner for 13 years and was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series in 1997 at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, and again with Nancy Gilgoff in 2001, in Victoria. Nancy Gilgoff is the first certified female student of Guruji's and encouraged Jenni to attend David Swenson's YTT in Vancouver in the summer of 2001, sparking a serious interest in Ashtanga Yoga.