Jennifer is a true Libra, always striving for balance. Not entirely content in the corporate world, she realizes she needs to go outside of her cubicle to feel complete; she needs to branch out. To that end, Jennifer teaches yoga, runs obstacle races and practices Reiki.
Jennifer is a certified yoga teacher (CYT-200) through Open Doors Power Yoga Studio, a Usui Reiki Level II practitioner, and the founder of Branching Out Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for almost 2 decades and has been teaching since 2010. Jennifer offers high energy vinyasa/flow classes, power yoga, hatha, beginners and chair yoga. Jennifer strives to empower her students to listen to their bodies and to cultivate a deeper mind/body connection. She encourages her students to approach their practice with a kind heart and sense of humor. Jennifer believes that fitness should not be a burden – it should be something you enjoy so that you will continue to do it! She is here to help you achieve your wellness goals and maybe share a laugh along the way.
In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, Jennifer stays active by running, hiking and kayaking. She recently began entering obstacle course races like the Tough Mudder and the Rugged Maniac, which challenge her and push her out of her comfort zone. She keeps a yogic approach to these activities, by staying in the moment and letting go of any “I can’t” narratives, and instead lets the journey guide her.
Jennifer also embraces the tomboy inside of her girly-girl exterior. She enjoys connecting to nature by camping, hiking and kayaking with her husband, Christoph.