Jen first stepped onto her mat in 2003 and was immediately hooked on yoga. As she moved and stretched in a variety of different classes, she began to realize that yoga was not only changing her body, it was changing HER. Along with a deeper relationship with her body came the cultivation of a deeper relationship with her heart, and she found the many negative ideas she held about herself starting to disappear. Those voices just started to slip away. With this came so many tears spilled on the yoga room floor, which led to many great transitions in her life. She felt like she was cracking open…becoming HERSELF. She was becoming comfortable in her own skin, comfortable with the words coming out of her mouth, comfortable with truth, honesty, and sweet effort.
This journey is, by no means, unique – it happens to just about everyone who steps onto a yoga mat more than once or twice. It is what keeps us coming back, over and over again. But it is intensely and deeply special to each person, and that knowledge – that people are developing this deep and sweet relationship with themselves in a space that Jen helps create and hold for them – is why Jen teaches yoga.
Since 2007, Jen has completed over 1000 hours of teacher trainings including therapeutic training, all in the Anusara method. She is forever grateful to her teachers – Aimee Bohn, Randi Lattimore, Mitchel Bleier, Vishali Varga, Sianna Sherman, John Friend and Naime Jezzeny – as well as the many fellow teachers and students who have touched her heart during the years she has been practicing.
Jen spends most of her days as a massage therapist. In her spare time she can be found on a yoga mat, playing with friends, or her favorite place on the planet: curled up under a cozy blanket with the love of her life, Chris, with their dog and two cats piled on top.
Jen is incredibly honored to be joining the amazing lululemon Rochester team.