All Levels Flow to Music
With a background in psychotherapy and sport psychology, I strongly believe that the mind-body connection is present at all times, and that every person has tremendous potential within themselves. Yoga has filled me with a self-acceptance, intuitive listening and the ability to use my breath wherever I am. As a teacher, I provide the dynamic tools that will help students on a journey to grow, heal, empower and ultimately transform not only their bodies, but their lives!
I believe in creating a community of joy and love, and I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to do this as both teacher and student through this transformative practice!
I studied classical and contemporary styles of dance in my youth and have always found joy and grounding in moving meditation. I have had a regular asana practice for over 10 years and have always noticed how good yoga made my body feel. But as I ventured down my spiritual path, I woke up to how my inner world changed through my practice. I am grateful for all the lessons from my mat, and how they inform my life off the mat as well.
In 2013 I completed the 200- hour Yoga Teacher Training at Inner Strength Studios, and now I get great joy out of sharing the message of yoga in the studio and also at my full time job as a Speech Language Pathologist in a hospital. Mindfulness, breath, and meditation are profoundly healing both for people recovering from injury and for the rest of us! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my practice with the Black Crow Community. See you on the mat!
Since 2002 I've practiced various styles ranging from Restorative yoga to Ashtanga to Vinyasa to Power, but I found my passion to be in my eclectic style with the desire to bring the student into his or her own body. When this awareness is activated, many wonderful things can and do happen. I've realized the calm and peace yoga brings after a continued practice and I want to share this magic with as many as I can. Each class is based on the energy of the moment, and I enjoy bringing fun and lightness to my challenging class. The music chosen is usually non-lyric (or light) and yoga-rhythmic or soft to flow with the class. Although my classes may be challenging, the intention behind them is to encourage students to honor their body by resting when they need, and adversely pushing when they feel they should. I always teach to the beginner.... as we are always just beginning.
My Yoga education includes training and Study with Taylor and Phillipe Wells, Sara Meeks, Gurmukh, Ana Forrest, David Vendetti, Shiva Rea, Jennifer Yarro (Thai Massage) and deeper anatomy and movement study with Julie Gudmestad, and Doug Keller. I was certified with the Yoga Alliance since shortly after teaching, currently an E.R.Y.T (experienced yoga teacher), I am now nearly complete with my 500 hour certification with Daniel Orlansky (of Meridian Yoga Flow). As a Reiki Master and teacher, I bring energy work into the classroom (perhaps from a distance if not on contact). I also now practice Thai Yoga Massage and LOVE the beautiful massage dance of energy, compression, immense healing, and lazy-mans-yoga that it is. During Thai Yoga Massage, I practice Metta (loving kindness energy work - standard for Thai Yoga Massage) and Reiki. Recently certified in Diving Sleep Yoga Nidra (Jennifer Reis), I also offer deeper healing services.
Ground, Glow, Shine from your inner voice, and therefore co-create. If not all of the above, then one. If not in one day - then maybe sooner than you ever thought. However it is ALL attainable with continued regular visits to that little rectangle on the floor.
Yoga is the reminder for me that I have arrived in my life. It's easy to get caught up in the past, the future or what is going on around me in the present. When I get on my mat, I am experiencing just this moment.
I am a middle school art teacher. I teach students how to paint, draw, sculpt, etc., but the real work I do is teaching them to think, reflect, experience and express. The time I spend on my mat prepares me for that crucial layer of who I am and what I do.
I have had the extraordinary experience of assisting for Becky Small's classes, and consider her, and many of the teachers at Black Crow, mentors. The energy that the Black Crow community blankets me with is what fuels this lovely journey.
My teacher training was through Yoga of Energy Flow with Liz Owens and Daniel Orlansky and I am an Alignment Based Vinyasa teacher. I weave aspects from many kinds of yoga into my teaching.
Jenna has extensive experience working with beginners. Specializing in classes that focus on foundational yoga postures and principles, she has led countless introductory classes and workshops throughout her teaching career. She has a welcoming spirit and the ability to structure lessons so that newer students feel included and successful.
In addition, Jenna is a trained and experienced practitioner of TM and traditional forms of mantra meditation, and is also a long-time student of Advaita Vedanta and Indian philosophy. All this study and experience lends itself beautifully to her commitment to supporting herself and others in managing stress and finding connection, comfort, ease and freedom in both body and mind.
Vinyasa Flow yoga is a vigorous, athletic style of yoga. We focus on connecting breath to movement through a continuous sequence of postures. We stretch and strengthen our body, mind, and spirit!
We practice heated, not hot yoga. The studio is heated to approximately 85-90 degrees. It will feel comfortably warm, allowing you to safely stretch deeply, and you'll sweat from the athletic nature of the yoga. You'll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.
Each class is a unique experience. Our teachers have a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Classes will vary to reflect the unique style and personality of each teacher. That's the beauty of flow yoga!
Class is appropriate for all levels of experience and beginners are always welcome. If you are new to yoga or have an injury or limitation, please let the teacher know so he/she can offer modifications and give you extra support.
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