Jennifer first became a student of yoga in 1998 while living in Chicago. In 2010, after moving home to MN, she began years of teacher trainings and specialty trainings. Along the way, she worked at several Twin Cities’ yoga studios in various administrative and management positions. Jennifer began teaching yoga in 2011 and started training yoga teachers in 2014. She has had the privilege of facilitating and directing several 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in the Twin Cities and around the midwest.
Jennifer’s certifications include 200 hour and 300/500 hour yoga teacher trainings, a Level 1 Yoga Therapy certification, Restorative Yoga Trainer and Assistant to Judith Lasater, and Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor. Jen has taught yoga in studios, corporate offices, hospitals, and schools.
In 2016, Jennifer began her C-IAYT training to become a Yoga Therapist with Chase Bossart and Dolphi Wertenbaker - two long-time students of Mr. TKV Desikachar. She has found her yoga home studying and practicing in the lineage of Mr. Desikachar alongside fellow Viniyoga students and teachers. She wholeheartedly believes that the practice of yoga can remove obstacles that are getting in the way of a fulfilling and happy life.
Jennifer founded Body & Mind Yoga Therapy in 2018, which is a Yoga Therapy private practice in Stillwater, MN. She teaches weekly group classes at the beautiful Oakdale Nature Preserve, and offers specialty workshops around town. Jen lives with her partner Jeff, two busy kids, and an energetic Goldendoodle named Honey. In her free time, she loves to cook, take walks, and spend time with her kids.