The practice of yoga has the potential to transform a life from the inside out. A complete yoga practice includes conscious breath centered movement, meditation, curiosity, joyful effort and service. Jennifer is dedicated to utilizing the gift of yoga and mind body practices to guide you into a deep relationship with yourself so that you can learn to cultivate compassion, greater love, joy, inner peace and wisdom.
Jennifer’s Mandala Yoga progressively guides us through a series of adventurous and engaging practices that support strength in your body, and a clear, calm mind. Begin practicing today at Yoga Anytime.
In 2018, Jennifer created a series of 84 postures that are present in modern postural yoga in response: Asana in an urban environment, practiced largely by women, many of which are standing postures as a form of exercise and to counter the sitting in chairs that comprises modern living. This project was also a commentary on yoga on social media. On one hand, we want to be seen, and on the other hand, we struggle to see who we truly are. The practice of uniting body, mind and breath “polishes our own mirrors.” It makes it possible to see that we aren’t who often we think we are at all.
In Jennifer’s practice and in teaching, she draw from these 84 postures often. They are also taught in Season 2 in Mandala Yoga below.
In winter of 2015, while in India, Jennifer visited the Mahamandir temple inside what is now a schoolyard in Jodphur to see a mural of 84 yoga postures painted in the early 1800’s. As her understanding of the practice of yoga has evolved, she became curious about the paintings. She had come to understand that the yoga that we were practicing was almost entirely modern in it’s form, and very western.
The Jodhpur images, which weren’t the first set of images to visually document 84 postures, are currently not cared for by the government, so they are in latter stages of decay, but even so, they tell the story: The practice of yoga was at that time geared towards, cleansing, and keeping the body healthy. Most of the postures are seated.
May we be steady, present and joyful.
May our words improve upon the silence.
May we be the change we wish to see.
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