Jen considers herself a perpetual student of the human body. She has studied yoga, figurative clay sculpture, Polarity Therapy and Pilates to learn more of the body’s natural and amazing potential to achieve balance through growth, change, and adaptation.
“Movement powered by intentional breathing and focused mind-body awareness opens up channels in the body for energetic vibrations to flow freely.” Perhaps a bit esoteric, but this is pretty much how Jen’s mind works, and what excites her about Pilates.
Creating bodies from the inside out, she developed a unique understanding of the human body both anatomically and energetically, as well as how bodies move through space. She uses this to help you “embody your body,” awakening and enlivening your connection to yourself and your environment.
As a teacher, Jen is caring, gentle, encouraging, while consistently challenging you to fulfill your potential. Her hope is that you will find through Pilates not only strength and stability, but also the ease to move your body unconsciously with grace.
Jen grew up in Portland, Maine. She holds a BA in Studio Art from American University with a minor in English Literature, and a BFA in Graphic Design from Maine College of Art. She has been a certified yoga teacher since 2004, became a Power Pilates instructor in 2008, and has been a student of classical Pilates since 1997. She graduated from The Pilates Center of Boulder, CO in 2013. Most recently, Jen has added in a Yin Yoga and Meditation Certification.