"We are stars wrapped in skin. The light you are seeking has always been within." ~ Rumi
Hello there! I am Jennifer, a 200 Hr+ Certified Yoga Teacher located in Nashville, TN. I teach Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and Slow Flow Meditation classes both in-studio and online. Yoga therapy and holistic healing is my passion! I am currently enrolled in a 300 Hr advanced yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC, where my study focuses on the therapeutic aspects of yoga. I also completed an advanced yoga teacher training 'Yoga. Psyche. Soul', a yoga psychology course by Ashley Turner, MA, LMFT that explores the integration of psyche and soma. I am a LoveYourBrain certified teacher that leads yoga and mindfulness classes for those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury so they can heal and thrive. I also work with stroke survivors and caregivers, teaching gentle seated yoga and breathing techniques twice monthly at a local Neuro Therapy clinic to instill relaxation tools and techniques.
Having always been intrigued by the mystical and interested in the stars and what our astrological blueprint reveals, I completed an Alchemical Astrology Certification program by the "Yoga Doctor" herself, Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. My classes and workshops that blend yoga and astrology give a lot of insight into each individual and are a ton of fun! One of my favorite things to do is use my knowledge to draw up Natal charts and give people their unique map of the universe's imprint upon them.
I found a total life transformation through yoga and a deeper understanding of myself and those around me through astrology. My pure joy and purpose are sharing that gift with others.
On the very last day of 2019, I decided to stop drinking alcohol. It was time to put the reckless and self-harming side to rest and fully embrace the healthy and vibrant side that is my true nature. I threw myself into my yoga studies, particularly those of the energetic body, to assist in my self-healing. This led to a certification in Reiki and teaching many popular restorative yoga and Reiki workshops. I began to organize all the yogic wisdom that has helped me along my sober journey, and a series of online courses, 'The Center of Wellness,' was born. These courses are a work in progress, but I am ready to share them with the world! If you are struggling with alcohol, know that I see you and I understand you, and you CAN come back to your center. Thank you for being here, friend. I hope to connect with you soon.