Hi, I'm Jen and I want to share with you what has helped me in my almost 30-year career as an interpreter.
Ditch the Stress and Pain of Interpreting in 90 Days
the ONLY program designed just for sign language interpreters
This program unites the wisdom of a time-honored method with first-hand knowledge of what an interpreter needs to feel great in body and to have peace of mind.
This transformational program is where you will learn a routine to feel empowered, recharged, and able to sustain a long-lasting career.
An online program with personalized guidance and live instruction to guarantee your transformation.
A quick look at how this program helps interpreters:
Let me guess -
✘ Your shoulders are tense and tight a lot of the time
✘ You want to be able to relax
✘ You want to sleep better and have more energy
✘You want to be more consistent and motivated
Did you know...
87.5% of interpreters suffer from repetitive injury
Prevalence of Occupational Symptoms in Sign Language Interpreters
You're here because you don't want to be one of the statistics, you want a solution!
You want to make a commitment to your health and you aren't sure where to start.
You're ready to integrate a healthy routine for your body.
You're tired of trying to go this alone and ready to work with someone who understands you and can support you 100%.
Wrist and hand pain gone with just a few simple exercises
I did the shoulder video today. It was so incredibly helpful. I can’t tell you how much my wrist and hand have been hurting and I saw a noticeable difference just doing the wall exercises in that video. - Jen Mantle
A simple yoga strap makes the shoulders feel great
Jen, I loved this class! I especially liked the use of the strap. My shoulders feel fabulous!!!! Thank you!...the entire setup helped strengthen my shoulders & open up my chest. I’m excited my shoulders feel great!
Pain doesn't keep you up at night or interfere in your life or work
You know exactly what to do to reduce the stress and tension from work and can manage your stress level with easy practices
You know exactly the activities that are helpful and how to make the changes for a positive impact on your mind and body
You are no longer alone and have the support of a specialist and a whole community of interpreters
You feel energized, confident and secure
You have a routine you do regularly - effortlessly
You wake up refreshed and ready for work
I'm gonna bet...
You spend a lot of your time thinking of others.
Your calendar is filled up with taking care of others.
You are craving more time for yourself but feel like it's close to impossible.
You feel a little guilty when you take time for yourself.
Isn't it about time to focus on your own health and well-being?
You know you can't just say you want a routine and it happens, you need support.
You know that if you don't do something now, you might not be able to continue doing what you love.
Creating new habits doesn't happen overnight, thinking you can do it all on your own is nuts!
You want a sustainable career that satisfies your heart and mind and doesn't leave you in pain.
It's time to ditch those habits that don't serve you and get the proper help to guide you to where you want to be.
How would you feel after 90 days committed to your health?
What does the research say?
As an Interpreter, consistent daily habits of self-care is the only way to prevent occupational injury or burnout. Research proves this!
For one example, a research study on Carpal Tunnel showed that the Yoga group significantly improved grip strength (p=0.009) and pain reduction (p=0.02 improved).
Yoga is a proven solution for musculoskeletal issues, conditions that affect the nervous system and organs and a remedy for modern-day stress.
If you are in pain and feeling overwhelmed and you have put in hours of improving your skills but now you want to take care of your own body, you found the place.
Here, you will find like-minded interpreters, people who know they need to fill their own tank so they have more to give.
Every week, you will get direct guidance from Jen.
You will feel stronger, more resilient, flexible, aware and empowered.
You won't be on your own and left to figure it out
In this course, you will get expert support for your unique needs and a circle of like-minded interpreters to keep you on track.
When you learn step-by-step, like you would a language, you progressively build skills, strength, and flexibility, gain confidence and restore your nervous system.
You are guided by an instructor who is trained to know the conditions of your work and who understands you.
Learn the 4-part method to build strength, and flexibility, increase your range of motion and restore your nervous system.
You will have a daily routine.
This program is for you if...
✘ You're done chasing your tail and feeling miserable
✘ You want to uncover and change what is not helping you
✘ You want to implement daily habits and stick to them
✘ You don't want to put it off anymore and want support
✘ You are committed to yourself.
What you will learn:
Module One - Establish a Practice
Create a schedule that works for you, set up your space and learn the foundations of a yoga practice
Module Two - Adapt and Empower
Learn the tools and techniques to adapt for your personal needs whether that is a physical or emotional need
Module Three - Integrate and Relax
Learn techniques to restore your nervous system, how to relax and let go completely and integrate daily habits from the widsom of Ayurveda for to improve your overall well-being for your current and future self.
Everything that is included in the program:
(basically, you get it all!)
Exclusive 3 Module Program
Easy-to-follow, instructive and curated videos (15min, 30min, 1 hour) in the course portal including all content and replays from live sessions. Learn a foundational practice, adapt to your personal needs, integrate healthy habits that reduce stress and ensure well-being
Personalised Support Live classes and coaching
Live classes on zoom which are recorded and archived, including past classes. You get personal instruction and guidance during each live class as well as coaching sessions to keep you on track. And you get access to my weekly live membership classes!
You get access to all courses for life. Yes, for life! This program is designed to support you for years to come. It includes a robust library of lessons that serve you now and your future self.
Expert Guidance and Private Community
You get personalised support from Jen, who knows your pain and how to help you. Also you get access to a robust private facebook community of like-minded interpreters to help you stay accountable.
4.2 CEUS (General Studies)
🌟 Lots of great bonuses 🌟
As the course develops even more bonuses will be added and you'll have access no matter when you join!
Full access to the course "Feel Better in Your Body"
Full access to the course "The Foundations"
Full access to "Stiff Neck, Tight Shoulders- 30 Days to Relieve all that Interpreter Tension"
Guided meditation and relaxation - audio
How to get better sleep - presentation and asana class
Done-for-you calendar PDF
Emotional Stability - video asana practice
Immediate access to a comprehensive course and library
Supportive material such as PDFs, calendars and planner
Shorter practice videos
This is the part about me and why I want all interpreters to FEEL GOOD... and change the interpreting world!
I help interpreters, like you, get out of pain, feel better, and establish a long-lasting career.
Interpreting is a job we all love, but let's be honest it is hard on the body and especially now that we are doing more on video. The reality is no one talks about the effects on the body! How can we have a sustainable career if we don't have the techniques and tools to address the accumulated stress, burnout, or compassion fatigue? In fact, taking care of yourself can be a radical act!
Are you ready to get radical with me?
Why me? Because I have been interpreting for close to 30 years and have integrated a yoga practice that has empowered me to know how to help myself get out of pain and release the stress from building up in my body and in my mind. I've done it all, tried it all, and got injured - so you don't have to!
Yoga is a time-honored method and using my experience and techniques, is perfectly suited to address the unique needs that interpreters have. Not all yoga classes are good for our shoulders and wrists. I know because I've done them and I've suffered so I know what NOT to do.
I also understand how hard it is to keep to a routine without support. I've found a way I want to share with you
Ditch the Stress and Pain of interpreting spotlights your physical needs, and your mental health and gets you into an easy routine. I also believe it's time we have a space that focuses on interpreter preventative help and overall well-being.
I'm a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher CIYT Level 3 and a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, with 1000's of hours studying and teaching. Ayurveda Therapist Level 1 from Ayushkama Ayurveda Institute, Vedic Counseling with Dr. Frawley, and cranial sacral therapy.
This is Shanti, she welcomes you with a "Woof!"
Some truth bombs
Not all methods of yoga are helpful for us.
How do I know that?
I tore my rotator cuff trying to keep up in class.
Ouch. I couldn't work for a while.
And there is research -
Yoga, if expertly modified for the person's injury, can be enormously helpful for people with RSI; however, the wrong asana practice can make matters significantly worse.
Yoga for People with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Deborah Quilter Int J Yoga Therapy (2007) 17 (1): 89–94.
I finally found a method of yoga that broke it all down into pieces like you would learn a language and made me feel grounded and strong (and it didn't bore me)
Progressively, I learned, got stronger, more flexible, and found greater peace of mind...
all without injury!
As a matter of fact, I've learned to use my practice to heal injuries. I'm always amazed at how holistic, integrated movement heals. And then I dedicated myself to sharing this with others.
All of this has helped me work as an interpreter for almost 30 years! But I was keeping it to myself (greedy) until the pandemic made me pivot and realize I had
so much to share with YOU! (thank you COVID?!)
I know what we, interpreters need and how to adapt. Interpreters might need to learn at a different pace or way but all the actions and postures of yoga are so healing and helpful for us! After more than 20 years of studying yoga, I know how what and when to teach interpreters.
I know you can feel different!
Don't take my word for it,
hear what interpreters are saying
Jennifer hated any kind of exercise but knew she had to start something. Now, she looks for times to do her practice which is no longer a chore but an essential part of her healthcare.
Brenda wanted tools to help her with the tension from interpreting and she hoped that maybe she could, one day, get back to running.
How to Apply
I'm thrilled that you're interested in learning an interpreter-specific practice and taking care of yourself! YAY!
I want to make sure that each interpreter who joins will achieve all their goals. Click below to fill out a short form and the link to register!
Lifetime access to the program is an investment of $997
When are the live classes?Based on the group, we vote on a time and alternate monthly so everyone can attend. Classes are 1 hour. AND, for the first time also get access to my membership classes Thursday 10-11:15CST CST and Sunday 11-12pm CST. Live classes make this program special but there are also live coaching sessions where you can ask any question and workshop a solution. I encourage you to come to at least one of the live classes or coaching sessions weekly. Sometimes it's hard to come to class and all recordings are available in the video library. When you submit your weekly reflections or come to the coaching sessions, I'm able to weave in your questions even if you aren't present in class. Many students who do the recordings report that they feel like I'm talking directly to them.
Do I have to have experience with yoga?No. This program is designed to be accessible and there might be some things that are challenging. You only have to be able to monitor yourself, do what you can, ask for support and have fun.
What language is this in?This is in English with captions in the live sessions. Many members are joining from all over the world! If you are a Deaf interpreter, contact me for a referral to online classes taught by a Deaf Interpreter/ Deaf yoga instructor. (ASL or International Sign)
What do I need to participate?A yoga mat. I will show you how to use house hold items like , a chair, desk or wall. Yoga bricks are helpful. And a strap, belt or dog leash. As we move into the last module, bolster/pillows and blankets will be used. To attend live classes, you must set up your camera so I can see you head to toe and you can see me (I will give time for those who need to move closer to their devices to see before doing). You will need to access the platform where the program is housed- a URL is sent to you and you set up an account where you will find the program, videos and all the courses.
I have acute pain or injury or physical limitationsGet your doctor's permission and speak with Jen to see if this program is right for you or a 1:1 therapeutic program. Depending on your condition, movement can be very healing.
Can I do this if I already do yoga?The poses will not be new to you so that means you can deepen your understanding. Returning to the fundamental actions of the postures improves your overall practice. When we "go back" we find areas that we missed along the way. I think it will be amazing for your practice. We can work on your personal practice or poses that aren't in the program that you want support with. Since classes are small, I can teach to everyone's level. You also get access to my membership classes.