Jen's mission is to help people shift their anxious mindset to a more peaceful, grounded state of being. Her journey though movement, mindfulness, and spiritual practices has helped her cultivate a variety of tools that have brought her a more peaceful way of moving through the human realm which she enjoys sharing with her students and clients.
Jen grew up in NYC and began to dance at the young age of three. 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.
In 2013 Jen became one of the first in the world to be certified in Yogastrology®.
Yogastrology® is the melding of the ancient sister practices of yoga and astrology. We look to the Sun and Moon, who illuminate the zodiac sign that they currently inhabit. We examine the "personality" or energy of those signs, their body correlations and how to align with these energies on and off the mat to experience greater ease, joy and peace.
Weaving together mindfulness tools with postures to ground, Jen's 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.
Since her yoga teacher training in 2006, she has been teaching Hatha Yoga at Studio 206, Opal, the University of Virginia, A Place to Breathe 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 Yogastrology® annually at the Shakti Tribe Retreat in Yogaville.
As an educator, Jen spent seventeen years teaching French to teenagers. Coaching teens was an organic extension of Jen's teaching. Her niche is one on one coaching with high school girls targeting stress reduction and anxiety navigation.
Jen offers group Teen Yogastrology® classes and retreats to provide sanctuary for young women. These girls develop their voice and share their heart in a safe space that cultivates community, sistarhood and wellness. Jen has also brought yoga and mindfulness into local elementary schools.
After becoming certified in Yogastrology®, Jen went on to study Evolutionary Astrology with Maurice Fernandez and Adam Sommer. She also studied Shamanic Astrology with Donna Woodwell.
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. Her soothing presence helps guide those in need of support with anxiety and overwhelm to a more grounded, easeful way of walking this earth.
Jen conducts on-line coaching courses that meld astrology and personal growth for clients across the country. Each time Venus retrogrades, she holds an Aphrodite journey for women to examine their shadow side. This type of transformational journey leads to empowering shifts in how these women do relationships and intimacy. Jen enjoys serving as a guide to clients making deep dives into their psyche and is willing to help them explore the dark places that would be intimidating to enter solo.
Another one of Jen's passions is ceremony. She offers ceremony to honor cycles including the New Moon, Full Moon, Eclipse, Equinox and Solstice. Ceremony include everything from Fire for burning and release work to Water for cleansing, clearing and purification. Jen looks to astrology to direct her ceremonial work.
In the Fall of 2016, Jen expanded her ceremony work to officiating weddings. She offers a three pronged approach: she helps couples select an auspicious date for the wedding, she officiates the ceremony and she offers pre/post coaching for couples committed to transformation and growth.
Writing is another one of Jen's passions. In April 2016, she published her first ebook entitled "Romancing the Retrogrades: How to Move Forward when Five Planets are Moving Backward." She also publishes a newsletter called the "Astroblast" for her clients.
Jen serves as a guide to help all beings access divinity and sanctuary. She enjoys helping her clients infuse the sacred into everyday life. Jen helps clients and students build bridges with self and community to cultivate deeper peace.
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.