Jen Maecker

Asheville, NC
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

Jen is a 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance and teaches Adults, Kids and Family Yoga classes throughout the Sarasota community. Growing up with a background in dance, Jen has a deep appreciation for movement. As a dancer, teacher and choreographer, she has integrated Yoga to heal injuries and motivate her dance students in a positive light. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a decade, performing and teaching dance, managing a dance & fitness studio and raising two young children, she knew a change was needed toward a slower-paced, higher quality of life. Since this time Jen has been committed to moving with the breathe, slowing down the ever quickening pace of modern day activities, and cultivating a greater sense of inner peace with a strong practice.

In 2012, Jen took her love for Yoga to the next level as she embarked on Garden of the Heart Yoga’s teacher training program with Betsey Downing, Jaye Martin and Cheryl Chaffee. In 2014, she also received a Kids Yoga Teacher Certification by Every Kids Yoga with a focus on children with special needs. Jen has also studied Tantra philosophy with Bill Mahoney and Douglas Brooks and as a life long student of Yoga, continues her training and studies with local teachers and workshops throughout the country.

Jen’s classes infuse alignment principles with her unique and challenging flow. A heart felt theme is woven into class to empower students to bring his/her practice off the mat and into everyday life. Jen feels strongly that Yoga is for everyone and can accommodate students to meet individual needs or modify postures.

“Yoga serves as a reminder to stay present in the moment on this journey we call life and that we are a part of something bigger, therefore, cultivate humility, love and respect for ourselves and the world around us. Anything is possible with practice and I look forward to sharing the gift of Yoga with you.”


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

7 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Love her kids' class!

Jen was my 3 year old's Creative Movement dance teacher for a year, and we moved on to taking a Family Yoga class with her when my daughter was 4.

Jen is gem of a teacher, especially for young ones. My very shy daughter and I adore her. She's sweet, gentle, and she understands movement in a beautiful way. Isabella giggled her way through yoga classes and at the same time concentrated and did pretty much everything the older kids and moms were doing. I enjoyed the Family Yoga class too; I got a little movement, breath, and stretch into my day and the partner poses were really fun to do as a family.

Also, Jen has really great taste in music, which makes classes a delight.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Happy Happy Happy!

Personally, I am exceptionally pleased with Jen's classes.

Moreover, she consistently shows care, knowledge, skill, and concern for her students' well being. She understands personal strengths and weaknesses, and monitors and adapts to those. As such, I comfortably send my patients to her, both wellness and rehabilitating.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent Teacher

Jen offers a balanced approach as you can see by my review. She provides a relaxed atmosphere which encourages you to explore your practice at your own pace. Her background in dance brings a playfulness into the studio. After only three classes Jen has helped me bring alignment and strength back into my posture greatly reducing my lower back pain.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Humility, dedication and gratitude.

Jen's classes are always extremely well planned, from inspirational themes to targeted muscle groups... all of which are strongly rooted in alignment-focused methodologies. Just as Jen lights up the room with her presence, she's bringing a breath of fresh air to the Yoga community of Sarasota, FL.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great combination

Jennifer is a talented dancer and wonderful mom. Her kinesthetic knowledge combined with her nurturing approach make her one of my beloved colleagues but more importantly a great teacher. She encourages students with words of affirmation while generously challenge them to reach their full potential. She is a sweet spirit!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I love yoga with Jen

Jen is an insightful, caring teacher with a great working knowledge of alignment-based yoga. I love her teachings!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Jen is an amazing instructor!

Jen is an amazing yoga instructor! With 2 private lessons so far, I feel better, have more flexibility and all around feeling of well being! She is a focused, spiritual and hands on instructor. I look forward to my next class!