Jennifer is passionate about “life education,” making eastern mind and body practices accessible, so that you are empowered with skills to live each day wisely and compassionately, in order to ultimately make a unique and meaningful contribution to life.
She brings eight years as an Associate Professor of storytelling, story boarding, and creativity, ten years as a professional artist, and a Master’s Degree in Art and Consciousness to her work, which includes founding and running Breathe Together Yoga, the Joy of Yoga School of Integrative Learning and Breathe Together Online, an online magazine dedicated to helping people live a more joyful, mindful life.
Introduced to yoga as a child in 1969, Jennifer has been a steady Vinyasa, Flow and meditation practitioner since 1989. She has trained within the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bhakti Vinyasa, Baptiste, Vinyasa Krama, Prajna Yoga, and Buddhist/Bhakti lineages. She is certified as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Since she opened Breathe Together Yoga in 2011 and the Joy of Yoga School of Integrative Learning in 2006, she has certified hundreds of people to teach yoga and awareness based practices.
Since 2009, she has traveled virtually all over the world leading yoga trainings, adventures and retreats. Jennifer has traveled to India over fifteen times and is in the process of completing a photography book on her journeys up and down the Ganges River. Jennifer took refuge in 2010 and is a member of the board of the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation.
Jennifer teaches Joy of Vinyasa and Joy of Flow, a creative and exploratory form of moving meditation. She developed the Tapas series, a seasonal approach to caring for the body through movement and breath. You can find her online classes on YogaAnytime.com. Jennifer lives with her husband Will, their teenage son Liam and two golden retrievers, Hobbes and River.
Practicing Yoga is savoring life intensely. Every Breath. ~jsp
Jennifer co-founded Breathe Together Yoga in Los Gatos, California in 2011 to provide yoga to everyone. Comprised of two studios, a wellness center and tea house, the studio is an experiment into what it means to live fully. Voted best yoga studio in Silicon Valley for the last three years, the studio offers nearly 100 classes a week in yoga and mind-body practices for of all backgrounds, ages and levels of practice. Breathe Together Yoga is also the central home of Jennifer’s JOY of Yoga School of Integrative Learning.
The JOY of Yoga School of Integrative Learning represents both eastern and western medical approaches to health and well being, provides knowledge and insight into the workings of the human body and the nature of mind. Jennifer’s Yoga Alliance certified program balances an understanding of the roots of yoga with innovative applications of yoga and awareness practices in contemporary culture. Incorporating science, art, philosophy, and practice, the JOY 200 and 300 hour programs provide the opportunity to develop yourself personally, as well as the platform in which you can share with others what yoga and movement based awareness practices have offered you.
For fifteen years Jennifer has run life changing international yoga journeys and retreats that expand the way we experience the world and how we practice. Her yoga and mindfulness adventures, which have included most of Asia, Europe, Central and South America, also provide a tangible way in which to contribute to the people of the region.
A professional artist and a professor of storytelling and creativity for many years, Jennifer is preparing to publish her first book of photography, River of Offerings, the stories of what she learned from twelve journeys up and down India’s Ganges River.
Since 2009, Jennifer supports the children of exiled Tibetan refugees through the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation, as well as providing medical support to Tibetan elders who came over the Himalayas with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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