Meet Jenny Ahn
Lover of all things tea, movement, the moon, and nature.
Advocating for more diversity and inclusivity in the wellness community.
Describe your practice and/or why mindfulness is important to you.
Mindfulness, yoga, tea, and meditation are practices that anchor me and facilitate clarity of mind. When I take time to tend to my inner garden, I cultivate and ground myself in presence, compassion, and kindness which permeate into all areas of my life.
What is your highest value and why?
Nature is something that is part of us, not something external. Therefore living in harmony with not only each other, but our planet is vitally important – now more so than ever. When we recognize our interconnectedness, we find ourselves humbled and this is where true healing begins.
Describe one health practice that is non-negotiable for you each day.
Sleep is among the three pillars of health in Ayurveda, and its importance cannot be overstated as it is foundational to health and well being. I have normalized rest in my wellness regimen by striving to maintain not only consistency in my sleep schedule, but also I have been enjoying the introduction of napping.
Describe one tradition that you connect with regularly and why.
East Asian Medicine is part of my ancestral lineage. I felt a calling from a young age to prioritize wellness and the well being of others. I have integrated the study of various traditions into my personal healing journey, the most impactful being the medicine I grew up with at home. When I am practicing, I feel that I am fully embracing my cultural identity and honoring the knowledge and wisdom of my ancestors. This allows me to connect with something greater than myself.
What's the most common method you use for tea preparation and what are you excited to learn more about?
I generally use side handle tea brewing or leaves in a bowl quite often, but I’ve been exploring gongfu tea method recently and it is something I am excited to deepen my knowledge of.
Describe one way that you support your community and what would help you to support others more effectively