Jen (E-RYT 200, RCYT, RPYT) first tried yoga in college on her rare days off from cheerleading to stretch and strengthen sore and tired muscles. It wasn’t until a few years after graduation however, that Jen truly learned the transformative powers of the practice when yoga helped her heal after the devastating loss of her mother to a brain tumor. Once Jen took her first yoga teacher training at Karma Kids Yoga in 2005 she knew she was on a special journey. Her love of kids and yoga allowed her to combine her passions and share a special gift with even the youngest yogis. Jen went on to get her certification to teach adults, pre and postnatal yoga, children with special needs, and even seniors. Jen teaches yoga to EVERY body and EVERYBODY – from infants as young as 5 weeks old to adults 105 years ‘young.’ Jen has served as the Group Exercise Director for 34 locations of New York Sports Club and is presently the Director of Business Development at Karma Kids Yoga in NYC where she also serves as a senior teacher training facilitator. She has traveled internationally training adults how to teach yoga to children. She also created the Kids Yoga en Español curriculum as a way for kids yoga teachers to incorporate Spanish into their classes. In spite of her busy schedule, Jen’s true passion is sharing the gift of yoga with her students. She challenges her students to not take themselves too seriously, to step out of their comfort zones and to always try a pose the mind thinks the body can’t do.