Quarantine Self-Care Tips from a Happy Yogi

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Meet Jenaya, also known as the happy.yogi_ on Instagram. Jenaya is originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia but is currently living in Calgary, Alberta. She has a passion for health, wellness, yoga and movement, and I'm stoked to be able to share her quarantine self-care tips here on Louise Simply Fit.




As I sit here with my thoughts, my heart can’t help but ache with what is going on in the world right now. It is as if we are living in a movie. I am afraid, but I am also oddly happy that we are all being forced to slow down, to live in the present moment, day by day, moment by moment. I believe we can all use this time to reflect inward on how this pandemic is giving us all a wake up call. For the first time we are all in the same boat. It doesn’t matter what race or ethnicity you are, where you’re from or how old you are…we are all in the same situation of being scared and lonely and afraid of the uncertainty. We share the same fear about what’s going to happen to our economy and what the future holds.


I truly believe it’s important to embrace those feelings and own them! Don’t be ashamed to truly feel. Don’t be ashamed to cry. Don’t be ashamed to reach out to a friend and talk about how you’re feeling. I also believe that journaling and yoga is a helpful way to release those emotions. I have been practicing yoga for two years now, and like with so many other difficult times in my life, I have