As a ballet dancer in her early youth Jennifer found it very natural to turn to a yoga practice. Yoga, Jennifer soon discovered, lo those many years ago, holds the perfect platform to be able to creatively express joy of movement and this has always been of immense value to her way of being.
Her first foray into practicing yoga occurred in her bedroom to a cassette tape and booklet in 1998! She soon afterwards attended a live class and knew yoga was a wonderful means to express movement in the body and remain limber. There was much more as she soon discovered that yoga filled her spiritual life in a way which she hadn’t expected. Ever since then Jennifer enjoys being a voracious student of all things yoga from anatomy and alignment through to the philosophy of non-dual Tantra as well as Sanskrit and Spirituality.
Jennifer has been on a self-lead path of discovery since her early twenties and to this day is always reading and self-reflecting as she aspires and endeavors to live life through the lens of non-dual Tantra. What she finds most valuable about the practice is the ability to transform and develop in every realm of existence be it mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and more.
Jennifer completed her first 200 hours of yoga teacher training in June of 2012. And began teaching weekly Hatha yoga classes in January of 2014. To Jennifer the most enjoyable and meaningful aspects of teaching yoga is the experience of assisting and facilitating people to feel better in their bodies, minds and spirits. In May of 2016 she started teaching restorative yoga, which is her favorite practice. And completed a 300 hr yoga teacher training certificate in January of 2017.
In June 2017, she completed Love Your Brain training. Yoga specifically designed for people who have had a traumatic brain injury.
Jennifer lives with her two children, ages 17 and 15 and one cat and lives in Bend, Oregon. Besides restorative yoga and meditating, she enjoys tending to her garden.