My intention is to empower you to discover your own path to well-being, utilizing the healing practices of yoga.
Owner, Resilience, LLC
Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT
Experienced 500-hr Yoga Teacher
iRest meditation Level 2 Teacher
At the heart, yoga is a spiritual practice that creates a deep connection with Self. This understanding continues to inform my life and my work as a yoga teacher/therapist. I started practicing yoga in 2007, looking for a way to help me cope with chronic back pain. I fell in love with the practices, the teachings, and the way I felt after savasana. Magically (?), my back started feeling better. In 2009, I enrolled in yoga teacher training and almost immediately, I realized my passion for yoga would far exceed my initial expectation.
My personal experience with yoga led me to expand my study and in 2018, I completed the Yoga Therapy program at The Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California. I am a certified yoga therapist, experienced 500-hour yoga teacher, and Level 2 iRest meditation teacher. I have been teaching yoga and meditation since 2009, while also working as a change leadership consultant, advising business leaders as they navigate complex organizational change.
As a yoga therapist, I specialize in supporting people with spine health, pain care, mental and emotional well-being, and cultivating resilience. My yoga classes are steeped in the Hatha tradition and include a blend of alignment-based asana, somatic movement, pranayama (breath), mantra (chanting), and mindfulness. All of my work is trauma-informed, heart-centered, and accessible. In addition to group classes and private yoga therapy sessions, I offer yoga and meditation workshops, tailored to a specific group or need.
I never tire of exploring the vast field of yoga. What started as a practice that might help me minimize back pain has turned into so much more. Yoga has taught me acceptance, presence and love. I look forward to continuing to learn and explore along with you and our beautiful Perennial community.
Education and Credentials
Jennifer is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She completed her yoga therapy training with the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California. She has over 1200 training hours in yoga and yoga therapy including study and practical application of Pain, Movement Disorders, Ayurveda, Yoga for Mood Management, Scoliosis, Meditation, PTSD, Grief, and Healing with Chakras.
Jennifer is a certified teacher of Yoga of the Heart Cancer and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs through Abundant Well-Being.
Jennifer has been teaching yoga since 2009 and leading corporate mindfulness sessions since 2014.
MS, Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University
BA, St. Norbert College
Yoga Therapist - Soul of Yoga Institute, Encinitas, CA
500-hour level yoga teacher certification - Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, CA
240-hour yoga teacher certification - Kanyakumari Yoga & Ayurveda Center, Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.