After 25 years of learning, practicing and teaching Yoga, Jen’s focus is to offer Yoga practices that combine the rich traditions of yoga with a western understanding of the body and brain to support modern challenges of physical, mental and spiritual health within community.
The Pillars of Jen’s teaching:
Self Compassion and Self Acceptance – the foundation to any inner work and all yoga practice. This is a ‘soft’ process of accepting our actual, present-moment experience, embracing all of who we are.
Conscious Movement – Our bodies need and love movement. Through the felt sense of one’s own anatomy, Jen skillfully crafts her classes to optimise the effects of your yoga practice for increased mobility, strength, self awareness and mental/emotional stability. Jen’s approach integrates traditional yoga practices with the latest research in anatomy, bio-mechanics and therapeutics for greater functionality and healing.
Conscious Breathing –One of the fundamental teachings of yoga is that our breath mirrors our emotional state and by changing our breath we can at a deep level change the way we feel. Jen guides you through conscious and deliberate awareness of breathing to soothe (or stimulate) the nervous system, inducing a complete physiological and psychological shift.
Mental Patterns – Becoming aware of our patterns of thoughts, mental narratives and feelings to uncover how they can cause stress is the beginning of change. The science of neuroplasticity reveals that we can change mental patterns, change our brains and the way we think, feel and be. We can transform our entire Way of Being.
Through the interplay of self awareness, movement, breath and mental patterns, Jen skillfully guides you to a felt sense of Wholeness – balanced, steady, present and open.