Jen took her first yoga class at a gym back in 2000 as a way of avoiding an actual gym workout. It was meant to be. Yoga became a way to relieve stress and anxiety while she was working as an entertainment journalist in Los Angeles, and opened up a new path in life. In 2011, she took her first yoga teacher training, and has been teaching since. Her classes are breath-focused and mindful, bridging yoga tradition with modern anatomical understanding.
Her teaching has been most influenced and inspired by the teachings of Sri Krischnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, whose lineage emphasizes adapting practice to meet students where they are for a transformative experience. She is an E-RYT-500 yoga teacher who has studied under the mentorship of Sigrid Matthews and Maria Christina Jimenez in Los Angeles, and has taken in-depth training with recognized teachers Leslie Kaminoff, Gary Kraftsow, Rod Stryker and Janet Stone. She trained to teach yoga nidra with Tracee Stanley, who she continues to be mentored by.
Her teaching is grounded and embodied, helping people who can’t “just relax” relax. She believes that through the healing tradition of yoga we can show up present in our lives, better able to navigate this time of great change in the world. During the pandemic, she left Los Angeles, and moved to Fort Collins, to be closer to family.
When she’s not teaching, Jen enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially her niece and nephews) and her little terrier, Lady. She loves to hike and ski and explore her new home state of Colorado.