Jennifer Smith, E-RYT, YACEP was introduced to yoga nearly 20 years ago. But in 2009, yoga became a major part of Jennifer’s life and she established a daily practice of her own. At that point, she had just spent a year recovering from a car accident that led to surgery and extensive physical rehabilitation. She has seen the transformational effects of yoga first hand and loves to share it with others.
Jennifer has studied numerous yoga traditions including Iyengar and vinyasa with a diverse and talented group of teachers. She completed a 280 hour teacher training under Neva Ingalls in Chevy Chase, MD. Continuing education is a priority for Jennifer. In 2014, she started taking intensive workshops with Master Teacher Alexandria Crow. Alex's focus on functional body mechanics while applying the philosophical teachings of the Yoga Sutras, has deeply shaped Jennifer's teaching style and practice.
In September of 2012, Jennifer moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area after spending 7 years in Bethesda, Maryland. She started Nisswa Yoga in October of 2012 Having grown up in Minnesota, Jennifer has lived and traveled around the world. She is delighted to be back in Minnesota, having her family nearby and being surrounded by the pristine natural beauty of Northern Minnesota.