My name is Jenny Lykken and I'm working on #PersonalPeacetime as part of my own learning process in developing consciousness and capability to create change. My mission is to offer yoga, coaching, and learning experiences that enable people to develop self-awareness, empathy, and compassionate leadership skills in a supportive community.
My passion for human development and the study of well-being started as early as I could read and intensified when I studied Psychology at Harvard University. I've applied my psychology degree to a career in People Operations - a data-driven approach to designing the employee & workplace experience. I recently joined the People Development team at Pinterest focusing on leadership, management, and team development. I have nearly a decade of experience in People Operations & Development at high-growth organizations including Google, Twitter, and Optimizely in SF. At Google, I spent 5 years designing & delivering a global personal growth curriculum of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and stress management programs.
Yoga informs my approach as a development specialist. I'm a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) working on my 500-hour certification at Yoga Tree in SF. I'm currently studying Yoga Therapeutics with Harvey Deutch (Yoga Tree) and I'm working on my Advanced "Relax & Renew" Restorative Yoga Teacher Certification with Judith Lasater (Yoga Tree). Like Judith & Harvey, I'm on a mission to relax the world by helping people learn how to tap into a space of love and abundance (rather than stress and fear) from which to live, lead, and heal our planet.
As a child of an alcoholic & college campus rape survivor, I've suffered from severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), including chronic anxiety and depression, throughout my life. As a member of a growing population of humans who are embattled with trauma created by pain, tragedy and injustice, I recognize a great responsibility in sharing what I am learning in my healing process. This is for the benefit not only of my fellow highly sensitive humans, but also for those who may be wanting sensitivity education - what is life like with chronic anxiety and depression tied to traumatic experiences? Does world peace and an ocean of human transformation start with droplets of inner peace within each person? How can I help?