About Jen

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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 Buddha dharma.   My teaching is deeply influenced and inspired by my own teacher, Michael Stone.

I’m currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the New School for Clinical Psychology.  I’m interested in the interpersonal effects of meditation on close relationships and dyads, especially interracial dyads. I have a special interest in how embedding mindfulness in the tradition from which it emerged impacts the effects of the practice inter- and intra- personally.

I love working one-on-one in both therapy and meditation traditions, and working in both from a trauma-informed perspective.

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.

Certifications
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
2015-2017 Mentorship with Michael Stone
2016 Warriors at Ease – Yoga & Meditation Teacher for PTS and TBI
2018 MA in Clinical Psychology at the New School
2019 EMDR and TRM Therapies
2022 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.