This week, I was inspired by my love of Iyengar Yoga, to tackle some serious standing pose work. I have always loved the standing poses. Standing poses really
“Jen is a seriously skilled yoga teacher. Her directions are clear and concise, her sequences well constructed, her demonstrations empowering and she rocks props like nobody’s bidness. She’s irreverent. I find her refreshingly unique and real. She’s respectful. She doesn’t talk down to her students, boss them around, or hold herself above them. She’s playful. Her classes are intelligently crafted to get us somewhere, yet not so serious we can’t all laugh about it. She’s thoughtful, but in a simple, direct way that avoids cliché or woo. She’s knowledgeable and has had a ridiculous amount of teacher trainings topped off with a CrossFit certification. Best of all, she’s enthusiastic. Her love of yoga inspires me. I look forward to every single class."
"Jen is a truly inspirational teacher. She is constantly challenging herself to go deeper with her own learning in various styles and this makes her classes all the better as she keeps things fresh, relevant and interesting. On top of that, her personality ensures that class will also always be fun! Being a long-time student and past apprentice of Jen on the teaching side I can say that she has a great understanding of so many aspects of yoga and the opportunity to work with and learn from her should not be missed."
"Jen is a well-trained and passionate yoga student and teacher. Her enthusiasm for yoga as a way of life is transmitted into the energy of her classes. Jen teaches a fun, challenging, and thoughtful class. She pays close attention to alignment and takes the time to address students’ individual needs. Jen cares deeply for her students and is committed to their development on and off the mat."
"Jen is passionate about yoga and has a true gift for connecting with her students, helping them better understand their bodies and explore new limits. Her thoughtful style of instruction quickly resonated with me. Jen is a sponge of knowledge from various schools of yoga philosophy and offers a why and how (and oftentimes a memorable anecdote) for every pose. She has not only taught me how to effectively manage my running aches and pains but has also helped me truly appreciate yoga's spiritual and mental benefits. Thanks to Jen, yoga is now part of my daily life."
"I started working with Jen privately to address chronic upper back pain. Through Jen’s diligence, patience and humor, I have not only eliminated my back pain, but improved my overall physical and mental condition dramatically. Jen has a strong focus on alignment in her practice and she is always able to adjust any pose or exercise to accommodate a student’s particular physical limitations. I have seen this not only in my private sessions with Jen but in the many group classes I have taken with her. Jen can work with students at all levels and make them feel both comfortable and challenged by her instruction. She has a great sense of humor and perspective about the benefits of yoga. I would recommend Jen as a teacher to anyone interested in exploring yoga and feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with with her."
"I’ve been fortunate to study, practice and teach alongside Jen for years. She is the teacher you want to study from and work with if you’re looking to improve your practice or craft. Her depth of knowledge and realistic approach to teaching is grounded in experience and extensive training. Jen works damn hard, and her hard work elevates those around her. She studies with the best, and that dedication is evident whether you take her class, or have her look over your sequence. Jen always shares that one piece that helps tie it all together, and it usually comes wrapped in humor and love."
"Jen’s Yoga Lab is a class format I really enjoy and learn from. Each week she highlights a muscle group or an area of the body to work with and a pose to focus on. She does more talking than in a traditional yoga class. The extra details she talks about and the extra awareness she brings are very beneficial for me. The poses are often ones we tend to have difficulty with or are hesitant to try. I took my 200 hour teacher training certification course last year and I have been doing some teaching this year. I find Jen’s knowledge and accessible approach very helpful for improving my teaching as well as for improving my own asana practice."