I offer several ongoing classes around the Bay Area Peninsula as well as private and private-group sessions.
Vinyasa combined with highly focused alignment work and invigorating sequences.
Jenn is certified as a Leslie Howard Pelvic Floor Therapist. Meet one-on-one for help with lower back or hip pain, incontinence and pelvic pain.
Come spend a weekend away. Relax and revitalize while learning about your body and its alignment.
Afternoon and day workshops including asana, guided meditation, therapy rolling, floor movement, and pelvic floor/core work.
Gentle touch on cranial bones and sacrum to relieve headaches and release stored emotional or physical holding in the body.
Work one-on-one to release chronic pain in the body, including specialty work in Pelvic Floor Issues
“Jenn’s healing touch offered immediate relief from my daily migraine suffering which had lasted for over a month! In addition to the time and care she took with me during my cranio therapy session, Jenn left me with suggestions for relaxation, stretching, and massage exercises to assist me with ongoing tightness, stress, and pain management. I found it helpful to have my session in a quiet place that allowed me to focus intently on the therapy– much of which is about the ability to concentrate on the important connections between the mind and the physical.” –Sarah
Fall Vinyasa Retreat
*Meditation and Teaching
Thursday, 18 October to Sunday, 21 October
Eight week class focused on strengthening pelvic floor and core.
Level I: Awareness
Appropriate for those with incontinence or weak core function. Thursday evenings 6:30p to 8p
Level I Postponed until further notice
Level II: Stabilizing and Strengthening
Mondays 6:30 p to 8p
Yoga House LLC
11 West State st.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Sap Rising is a series of three workshops on developing resilience in the core of the body. If we don’t have a strong and resilient core we will over effort in the smaller muscles of the limbs, experience chronic tension, and cause wear and tear in the shoulder and in the hip joints. As well, rather than feeling grounded and ready for action, we will experience instabilit and a feeling of weakness, lacking the full strength we need to make powerful actions.
Workshop 2 will be presented on Saturday, 27 October 2-5p
Balancing the front and back of the pelvis:
Being seated on a hard surface with upper body hunched forward over the lower body tends to causes the Iliopsoas muscle complex to be hypertonic, immobile in an overly contracted state, while the Gluteus muscle complex tends to be underutilized because we load them with all our weight in an unused position.
The second retreat is about engaging the weakened Gluteus Maximus and learning to release the co-contraction of the Psoas and Erector Spinae
Workshop 3 will be presented on Sunday, 28 October 2-5p
Balancing the Balancing the inseam and the outer body:
Sitting with the pelvis retroverted will place the weight of the visceral organs directly on the pelvic floor rather than on the bony shelf the pubic bone creates when the pelvis is in optimal alignment. The pelvic floor and adductor muscles tend to be under-utilized and weak, sometimes in an overly contracted state, sometimes in an overly lengthened state, and sometimes in a mixture of the two.
The third retreat focuses on learning to strengthen the inseam.
"Jenn's class has completely transformed my life. When I first started practicing with her a little over a year ago, I went to class once a week with the goal of becoming more flexible. Within months, I began following her around to different studios--and now my goal is to become a yoga instructor myself. Practicing with Jenn has improved my flexibility, strengthened my body and quieted my mind. She is an amazing teacher."--Erica
"Jenn's gift among others is her interest to "explain" and demonstrate the why's and how's of the posses and the practice of yoga. She is not one of those teachers who tells you to do a pose and then good luck in trying to figure it out. She tells you how to do the poses. She shows you how to do the poses. She tells you why you are doing the poses, and most importantly she walks around the room to make sure (as time allows) that her students are doing the poses correctly so as to gain the benefit from the practice and more importantly not harm yourself from doing something incorrectly. Jenn is an amazingly caring and kind person who has a passion for teaching yoga, and she is very good at what she does." --Stan
Interested in learning more? Try our free resources and handouts.
Practice notes on engaging inseam (adduction) 9 July, 2018
Practice notes on balanced engagement of front and back edge of pelvis, base of rectus abdominus/pyramidalis and transversospinalis (mula bandha) 8 March, 2018
Practice notes on engagement of Central Core (rectus abdominus). 15 March, 2018
Class Four focused on balancing the pelvis and rib cage. Includes pelvic floor muscles, review of work on inseam, deep belly with tail back balance, and central core work. 22 March, 2018
Entirety of Class Four focused on balancing the pelvis and rib cage. Includes pelvic floor muscles, review of work on inseam, deep belly with tail back balance, and central core work. 22 March, 2018
Download detailed practice notes from the mini-retreat
April 22 Mini-Retreat Practice Notes
Download detailed practice notes from the mini-retreat
July 29 Mini-Retreat Practice Notes
Download detailed practice notes from the workshop
October 10 Pelvic Floor Practice Notes