Jennifer found her way on to the mat for the first time in college in a Power Yoga class. After years of dealing with a particularly aggressive case of Crohn’s disease her body was easily disrupted by all of her usual athletic endeavors. Running was out of the question and sometimes even the act of getting in to the pool or gym was too much. In yoga she found both the space to work through her edges when she felt well and to sit with her breath when she didn’t. Transcending a simple physical act, yoga became part of her healing process, and part of her journey as a spiritual being in a human experience. It is through this practice that Jennifer has found her liberation from active disease.
Jennifer teaches everything from an active yet introspective Vinyasa flow to deeply healing and nourishing Restorative, Yin and Therapeutic Yoga. Her vinyasa styling is a versatile mix of fluid yet powerful flow with both breathe by breathe transitions and intentionally placed holds. She challenges students physically and mentally while maintaining a sense of fun and humor. Her current passion is the beautiful balance of the yang practice with the rich and rejuvenating Yin practice of Therapeutic Yoga in which gentle yoga movements are combined with long and sustained restorative postures, guided meditation, hands on healing and more. Students leave her classes feeling rejuvenated, balanced, and amazed by their own capabilities. Join her to find sweat, strength, and serenity in every aspect of the practice.
Jennifer obtained her 285 hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Raleigh and is currently working towards 2 simultaneous 500RYT's with Blue Lotus and Hatha Vidya Teacher Training. Through this path she has the gift of expanding her practice under the skilled guidance of her Raleigh teacher Jill Sockman and Miami based instructor Will Duprey, whose teachings both on and off the mat help her to tap in to what living from intention truly means. She offers additional gratitude to teachers Carrington Jackson, Heather Tiddens, Seane Corn, Cherri Clampett and Arturo Peal for their light and truth. Jennifer currently serves as Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica Raleigh and is a founding member of the Triangle Yoga Society; an organization that works to bridge the gap between yoga students and studios, so that we may harness that collective energy for the greater good.
“Yoga is in everything, and everything is yoga.” There is no separation.
Certifications and Honors:
•285 hour- Yoga Alliance Instructor
•Certified in Therapeutic Yoga through Therapeutic Yoga Training w/ Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal
•Certified in Restorative Yoga through Blue Lotus
•Extensive hours in Yin Yoga with Heather Tiddens
•Graduate and Member of Off the Mat Into the World
•2012-2013 Lululemon Athletica Raleigh Ambassador
• Specialities: Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, Guided Meditation