Jennifer came to find yoga in 2012 as a student at Whole Body Yoga Studio. Jen began to practice as a way to heal her body from the inside out. About 4 years into her yoga practice she decided she wanted to share the healing benefits of yoga with others and she pursued the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts 200hr YTT program. She completed the program in 2016. She has since completed her 300 hr certification under their 300hr program too and is now a 500hr certified RYT.
Jen has a gentle nurturing style when she teaches. She finds that new students along with returning students take her classes because she provides a focus on stretching and relaxing the body. She remembers what it is like to be new to yoga , and she is able to guide beginners and be considerate toward yogis of all levels. She finds the most rewarding part of teaching yoga is being able to take people to a peaceful place they may not be able to take themselves, helping students to let go of the external distractions and bring more internal awareness. Jen believes yoga is so important, no more than ever, because we are constantly on the go, always available through personal devices, that we don’t take enough time to slow down and be with ourselves, to hear what the body’s needs are. She believes taking the time for yourself daily is important whether you are looking to disconnect with the outside world, for healing, or just for exercise.
Jen is also a certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master. Self care is so important that along her journey of healing and studying yoga, she found these healing practices have supported her on her healing journey, and decided to pursue these practices to help others on their healing journey. Reflexology is a relaxing wellness treatment that works with the reflex points of the feet, hands, ears, and face. Through specific techniques reflexology stimulates the nervous system helping the body to find deep relaxation, so it can restore balance and find peace. Reflexology is a passion Jen would like to share with you, check out more on reflexology on our wellness tab.
When Jen isn’t working at the studio as manager, teacher, reflexologist, or reiki practitioner she is happiest enjoying time outdoors from the beach to the mountains. She also enjoys traveling but mostly she loves spending time with her husband & best friend Gizmo.