Jen enjoys working with students to build a loving and gentle relationship with their body, holding space for you to listen to your needs with a gentle acceptance of whatever arises. Jen’s classes are often influenced by nature and yoga philosophy and range from soothing restorative to empowering flows reflecting the diverse paths she’s taken on her yoga journey. You will be warmly welcomed and supported in creative, mindful movement inviting you to playfully use your imagination, finding balance between effort and surrender. All classes support you to dive into feeling and guide you back to breath to encourage vital energy flow, connect to your inner wisdom and enable a feeling of connection to your inner and outer worlds.
Jen is a compassionate and sensitive teacher, first introduced to yoga and meditation while travelling in South East Asia in 2005 when her whole perspective of the world positively changed in an instant, she knew she wanted to continue to learn about this beautiful practice.
Her background is in movement theatre and performance, and she continually seeks new ways to express through the body and heart. Her connection to the East led to her living in the foothills between Thailand and Myanmar supporting displaced communities through drama and movement, living a yogic lifestyle and studying from her influential teacher Didi Ananda Devamala.
Inspired by the transformational effects of yoga, art and meditation with those who had fled war and poverty, Jen founded the acclaimed Displace Yourself, an arts organisation working with people with experience of displacement and trauma, using creativity to guide people home to themselves, encouraging them to express themselves free from judgement. Jen takes this ethos in to her yoga facilitation.
Jen has recently completed a 240HR Teacher Training at Yoga Kula Leeds (Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited) led by the inspirational Angela Sykes, studying multiple styles and deepening knowledge to share with her students. Jen has also had the privilege of studying with Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun at Osho Tapoban in Nepal, movement specialist Fabiano Culora and meditation teacher Zeenat Cameron. She continually seeks to grow in her own yoga practice, learning from different culture’s approaches to health and spirituality.