Hi! Welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am passionate about yoga! I am a licensed yoga teacher with a 200RYT (meaning that I am a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance) with an emphasis in Ayurveda. I’m currently studying advanced yoga in a 300RYT program. I have an MA in English and am Mom to three wonderful children, two cats, two chinchillas, a dog, a fish, and many plant babies!
I began my journey in 2015, when in my late 30s I started to have sciatic nerve pain and trouble bending up and down. I worked in an office where I sat a lot at the the computer, and I didn’t “feel” good. I was tired all the time. I was out of shape. And I felt old.
I kept thinking “Is this how it feels to age?” It was depressing. I didn’t like it and so I started to explore what I could do to feel better. I joined a gym and I started walking on the treadmill. I became interested in yoga and fell in love with my mat. At first, the beginner classes were so hard and I wasn’t sure if I could do the poses right. I kept trying though and each class I felt stronger and became more and more amazed by what “I” could do with these poses! I was so proud of myself and it was a very personal victory. A relationship that I had developed just with myself! I have three children and am married (and have been used to caring for others first) and had never experienced such a feeling of pride and strength in myself before. Yoga became my “me” time where I could relish in my physical capabilities as well as become more grounded, more peaceful and just plain happy. I felt alive!
The best thing is that the sciatic nerve pain went away! And 7 years later it hasn’t come back. I feel stronger than I ever have in my life. I have energy. I feel great! And I attribute all of this to my yogic journey.
And I want to share yoga with you! You can do yoga! No matter your age or health. Everyone has to start somewhere. I want to help you on this journey – to use what I have learned through yoga and Ayurveda to help you become healthier, to reduce anxiety and stress, to have more energy, and to live a more vibrant and happy life.
Peace and Friendship,
This is my family on a beautiful trip we took to Hawaii. When you come to my yoga class I hope you feel the freedom to practice however you need and the support to sustain and grow your practice. The regularity of a two-day a week practice can help you to stay in your routines. And the bonus is the supportive yoga family, or ohana that our group is building within the yoga community. If you’re looking for a yoga home, I would love to be a part of it.