JENNIFER ALLEN - FOUNDER & LEAD FACILITATOR OF JAYAYOGA
E-RYT 500 - RPYT (Pre/Postnatal) - Dip Yoga Therapy
"We show up, burn brightly in the moment, live passionately, and when the moment is over, when our work is done, we step back and let go. Victory to our spirits, peace to all beings" - Rolf Gates
Jennifer has been expressing herself through body movement for as long as she can remember. Hailing all the way from the USA, her journey began as a professional dancer and musical theater performer. Yoga and Pilates became the channels through which she maintained her physical and emotional wellbeing throughout an intense performing career in New York. Therefore it was a seamless transition into teaching. Jennifer teaches a variety of classes and one-on-one sessions in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Pilates on the mat and reformer throughout Auckland, in addition to hosting workshops and teacher trainings locally and overseas.
Jennifer believes that the body is the vehicle through which we can express our deepest emotional selves. The union of mind, body and breath has the ability to connect us to our highest potential. As a teacher she loves creating sequences of practice that move in distinct connection with the breath and the music, like choreography or a moving meditation. She loves the feeling of giving her students a whole sensory experience even within the constraints of 75 minutes. It is amazing what we can achieve when we approach our yoga mat with an open heart and ready to receive what the practice has in store for us. She believes that a practice of safe, sustainable yoga means that yoga should heal, not injure. Her hope is that together we create a practice that nourishes the whole self and fill our energetic bucket.
A few teachers who have truly inspired her on her journey are Maria Kirsten, Ana Davis, John Ogilvie, Donna Farhi, Judy Krupp, and Jason Crandell.