Hi, I'm Jen
I've been an interpreter for close to 30 years! I suffered from repetitive strain and all sorts of aches and pains. I struggled with confidence and perfectionism and being flexible to the point of not believing I could have my own personal boundaries.
I have been teaching yoga for more than 15 years and hold a level 3 certification in Iyengar yoga as well as certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I have 1000's hours of study and practice. I am also a student of Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic Health Coach.
Now, I'm bringing all this to my interpreter community. There is no one else bringing the level of my knowledge and training to the interpreter community.
I want you to feel great and have a healthy happy career. It is possible! I do not want you just to survive. I want you to THRIVE in your health, life, and career.
I have called this program Unstoppable because I know you love what you do and who you serve and you want to continue interpreting for a long time. There are many things that can stop us whether it's physical like carpal tunnel or mental like burnout or situational like scarcity of work.
There are things we can do as interpreters that no one else is teaching you to become resilient and Unstoppable.
Sustainability comes when your mind and body are consistently nourished, balanced, and healthy.
I share with you practical grounded practices from my personal experience with Iyengar yoga, a classical form that focuses on precision and progressive learning to build strength and stamina–balance and flexibility and a new sense of well-being to learn to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment as well as time-honored and proven practices for holistic health and positive mindset. Unstoppable is a holistic program that takes the entirety of you into care and consideration
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.
I now have a passion, appreciation and understanding of what yoga is and should be!
Until I started attending Jen's yoga classes I never really understood what yoga was. All my life I have gone off and on to yoga classes only to leave frustrated and feeling "inadequate" and often times feeling blah. After attending Jen's Iyengar classes I now have a passion, appreciation and understanding of what yoga is and should be! I discovered an incredible teacher that spends time with me, and all her students to make sure that we gradually and accurately learn asanas (poses) in a meaning and purposeful way. I discovered that yoga really is important and life changing when understood and practiced correctly. I have changed mentally and physically in a way that brings happiness and health to my life thanks to Jen introducing me to Iyengar yoga and guiding and encouraging me along the way.
My overall awareness, especially in my core/trunk, has significantly improved
After practicing various forms of Yoga for a couple years, I was ready to take my Ashtanga practice to the next level. I felt that many of my fundamentals were off which in turn was impairing my ability to grow and improve. Jenn was able to identify several items at the core of my practice and worked intensively to correct my alignment in numerous postures. She helped me uncover the weaknesses that I had been trying to overcome with my strengths instead of correcting the root of the problem. After returning to my regular practice, I was quickly achieving poses that I had been working on for months. My overall awareness, especially in my core/trunk, has significantly improved which has led to deeper stretches in every pose. This was definitely worth my time and led to a far better vacation in San Miguel!
Flexible, tough, and kind, she’s the best kind of teacher.
Jennifer meets you right where you are. She’s a great listener and observer of her students, making us comfortable and challenging us (somehow she found the abs that seemed to have disappeared after my kids were born).