I have been teaching yoga, dharma, and meditation since 2006. I’m passionate about studying and living into the awakening traditions of yoga philosophy and buddhist dharma. I’m currently in mentorship with my teacher, Michael Stone, assisting on meditation retreats and under ongoing guidance and support through the mentor/mentee, teacher/student relationship.
I’m also currently enrolled in an MA into PhD program at the New School for Clinical Psychology. I’m interested in the intersection of contemplative mind/body practices and western psychological therapy. I have a special interest in how those can serve trauma populations, and be informed themselves by those populations.
My free time is filled with reading dharma and school books, rock climbing with my partner, playing with my two nieces, and reveling in the communities of friends and family in my life.
2007 Jivamukti 350 hr Yoga Teacher Training with David Life & Sharon Gannon
2014 Certified Health & Wellness Coach with IIN
2015 Urban Zen Integrated Therapist with Urban Zen & Beth Israel Hospital
2015 Mentorship with Michael Stone (ongoing)
2016 Warriors at Ease – Yoga & Meditation Teacher for PTS and TBI
2016 MA & PhD in Clinical Psychology at the New School (ongoing)
Jen’s Yoga Teaching Style:
In my classes, vigorous creative flow sequences are met with explorations of yoga & buddhist philosophy, along with meditation. I incorporate succinct alignment, challenging poses & sequences, and deep, timely and often humorous philosophy. Chanting and music are integrated into every class.
Jen’s Meditation Teaching Style:
I draw on the meditation traditions of Yoga, Vipassana and Zen, and am inspired by the wisdom of Michael Stone. Private sessions are tailored directly to the practitioner, as no two paths are alike.