I am a creative and dynamic educator who makes yoga approachable and accessible for everyone, including children. I am committed to a ‘whole person’ approach to teaching, taking into more than just a student’s surface behaviors and appearance. I am a licensed yoga teacher and registered through the Yoga Alliance, RYT-200. I am a licensed master's level NYS social worker with extensive experience providing services to children and families.
My yoga journey began after the birth of my son in 2011. I was looking for an outlet to release stress & reconnect with my body. My journey practicing yoga has ebbed and flowed through the years; sometimes I practiced daily and sometimes not at all.
As I struggled with self-limiting beliefs about body image, I began to use yoga to focus my attention on the mind-body connection; allowing me to be more comfortable with my true self.
This led me to enroll in Breathe For Change, a yoga teacher training and social emotional wellness program for educators. It was a complex, beautiful and life-changing learning experience for me.
Yoga is a powerful tool for social emotional learning. It allows us to tie together mind, body, and spirit in several ways. We learn to notice and reflect on what we are experiencing. We pay closer attention to our bodies’ needs and our bodies’ physiological responses. We can then respond to and to use the power of breath to calm and focus our minds.
Since completed my initial yoga teacher training, I have been fortunate to teach in various settings, in-person and virtually including: schools, individual classrooms, camp programs and my current offering of outdoor "Backyard" yoga classes.
Settle Your Mind and Body in Our Yoga Classes.
Just Enough Serious Mixed With a Bit of Playful--Tap Into The Joy of Being Alive!
Joyful Movement, Guided Meditation, Breathing Exercises and Taking Yoga
OFF OF THE MAT and Incorporating Yoga Philosophy Into Your Life.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Our Hatha yoga class will give you a foundational knowledge of asana & yoga practices.
We will finish together in sivasana, our dedicated time for stillness and relaxation.
Yoga has been shown to benefit children and teens in the following areas:
Toddler and Me
Pre-School and Play
Yoga and Literacy
Please click on Jen's Kidding Around Yoga link to access class descriptions
This playful and dynamic family yoga class is designed to get your family moving, connecting and with one another and breathing. Through partner yoga poses, yoga games, mindful movement activities and simple breath techniques families will leave this class feeling joyful and energized.
Suggested for families with children between the ages of 4-10 (however older children are welcome if they are interested).
Class runs for an hour.
Classes are held outdoors or indoors in a space that allows for proper social distancing.
Jen will travel to your backyard for a private family yoga session.
You can gather your family or multiple families together in your yard or a local park.
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