After working for several years as a restaurant manager, Jenn had noticed the toll that her job was taking on both her physical and mental body. She had tried yoga years ago at a local gym, but didn’t like the classes. When a new studio opened up in her neighborhood in 2013, she decided to give it another try. She never loved going to the gym and would struggle to find a consistent workout routine that felt good on the body. From her first studio yoga class, however, she found the balance that her life had been missing, appreciating the connection between the mind and body that the physical practice brings, while creating an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety. She has been a devoted practitioner ever since and has enjoyed seeing the strength the practice has given her, physically as well as mentally.
With a BA in psychology from Boston College, Jenn has always been intrigued by the way the mind works. Because she wanted to delve further into her practice and herself, she completed her 200-hour YTT with the New School of Yogic Arts in January 2017 and became a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She also completed a children’s yoga teacher training through the Kidsana Kids Yoga Teacher Training under Dawn Keighley. The goal for her classes, both young and old, is to create a safe space to inspire students to use the asana as a way to deeper connect the mind and body, on and off the mat.
Jenn currently instructs the Yoga Essentials and Flow and Restore classes at Beacon Hill Yoga.
"One day it just clicks. You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that they’d never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become." -Unknown