Jen grew up in NYC and began to dance at the young age of three. Enraptured by human expression, she saw "42nd St" on Broadway twelve times. As an adult, she fell in love with the choreography of yoga. She discovered that movement is infused with a power that transports us to the realm of joy.
Weaving together breathwork and meditation, as well as postures to ground, her yoga style centers and reenergizes in a sacred and safe environment. Her Hatha Yoga practice is restorative and tends to move at a slow to medium pace that welcomes all bodies exactly as they are. She invites her fellow practitioners on a journey to a grounded, yet blissful state that aligns with the stars.
In 2013 Jen became one of the first in the world to be certified in Yogastrology®, the melding of the wisdom of the ancient sister practices of yoga and astrology. By following and interpreting the energy of the placement of the Sun and the Moon, “Hatha,” literally meaning Sun (“ha”) & Moon (“tha”), one can find freedom in understanding the greater cycles at work, feel less pressure and navigate life more in flow, with greater ease. Emphasis is on body correlations of the zodiac signs and corresponding asanas as well as energetic traits associated with the sign.
Since her teacher training in 2006, she has been teaching Hatha Yoga at Opal, Studio 206, the University of Virginia and privately. Jen has offered workshops including Yoga/Chakra/Art Therapy for "Women in Transition," a retreat to St. John in the Virgin Islands and personally customized Yogastrology® reTreats.
Jen has taught Yogastrology® at Floyd Yoga Jam and conducted a Deep Dive Astro Talk and Water Ceremony at Shensara. Jen teaches annually at the Shakti Tribe Retreat in Yogaville.
Jen honors the cycles with equinox and solstice events as well as new moon, full moon and eclipse ritual. In April 2016, she published her first ebook entitled "Romancing the Retrogrades: How to Move Forward when Five Planets are Moving Backward."
For the past two years, she has been bringing yoga and mindfulness into her local elementary schools.
An educator, Jen has spent seventeen years teaching French to teenagers. Coaching teens was an organic extension of Jen's teaching. Her niche is stress reduction and anxiety navigation with teen girls.
Jen coaches adults located all over the world. She assists with family dynamics, professional transition support, divorce support, stress management, and anxiety/depression.
Many clients choose to utilize Jen's knowledge of astrology to gain a deeper understanding of their superpowers, challenges, soul's path, communication style and more. Clients report feeling calm, empowered, grounded and peaceful after gaining astrological insights from Jen.
Jen serves as a guide to help all beings access divinity and sanctuary.
Private sessions featuring Yogastrology®, reiki and spiritual guidance also available. Coaching support in person in Charlottesville, Va and distance via Skype/phone.
Coaching and astrological readings available for individuals, couples and families. Workshops, special events, retreats & ceremony available.
Off the mat, you can find Jen at the creek with her daughter, in Paris, on the dance floor practicing 5 Rhythms/Conscious Dance & Contact Improv or reading up on current astrological transits.