Jen's gift is helping humans arrive at a peaceful, expansive yet grounded state of being.
Jen's journey though movement, mindfulness, and spiritual practices has helped her cultivate tools that have brought her a more peaceful way of moving through the human realm. She enjoys sharing her toolbox with students and clients across the globe.
Jen began to dance at the age of three. Growing up in New York City, 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.
Her passion for dance led her to explore yoga first as a student, then as an instructor.
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, and A Place to Breathe.
Jen's teaching, star talks and water ceremony have taken her everywhere from New York to St. John in the Virgin Islands. Festivals and retreats have included Floyd Yoga Jam, Shensara and the Shakti Tribe Retreat in Yogaville.
Jen led the very first Yogastrology® Initiation training ever offered this past August 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. This three day training is a deep dive into yoga, astrology and ceremony. A 12 hour certification course, it allows participants to graduate into the first level of the tribe as a certified Yogastrology® Inspired instructor.
As an educator, Jen has been teaching French to teenagers for nineteen years. Coaching teens is an organic extension of Jen's teaching. Jen coaches high school girls who desire support with stress reduction and anxiety navigation.
Jen offers teen classes and retreats to provide sanctuary for young women. The 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 and to groups of educators.
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 courses that meld astrology and personal growth. She has facilitated Aphrodite journeys for women to examine their shadow side. A guide for clients who are courageous enough to dive deeply into their psyche, Jen is honored to help safely explore dark passageways. Once on the other side, these women resurface to the jewels of healing and transformation as well as empowering shifts in relationships and intimacy.
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 often includes the elements of fire or water. Jen also leads end of life gatherings, space blessings and clearings as well as officiating weddings.
Jen delights in sharing her writing with those who are astrocurious. In April 2016, she published her first ebook entitled "Romancing the Retrogrades: How to Move Forward when Five Planets are Moving Backward." In early 2017, she published "The 2017 Star Report," an astrological overview of the year and how to best align with the transits moving through.
She frequently pens an "Astroblast" for subscribers around the globe. This is a brief email that helps readers navigate based on the stars. To become a subscriber, simply send a note through this website's contact page entitled "Subscribe to Astroblast."
Jen serves as a guide to help all beings access divinity and sanctuary. She enjoys helping her clients infuse the sacred into everyday life as well as building bridges with Self and Community to cultivate deeper peace.
∞ Hammocks, cathedrals, Paris, dance floors, the creek, snow globes, Ethiopian food ∞