Jennifer Lynn was born and raised in Northern California. Santa Cruz is her hometown. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Math and B.S. in Computer Science from San Jose State University. Jennifer worked as an engineer for Hewlett Packard for many years. She has also experimented with alternative lifestyles living for three years as an organic farmer growing her own food and reusing or recycling everything she purchased. Jennifer believes we have the potential to live rich and comfortable lives without harming each other or the planet and it is our spiritual mandate to find new and creative ways to make this happen. To read articles written by Jennifer, Click Here. See Jennifer’s Maui class schedule. See Jennifer’s retreat and workshop schedule.
Jennifer Lynn has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 12. Her experience is that yoga is a never-ending awakening of deeper and deeper levels of personal potential in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms. While attending a yoga retreat on Maui in 1997, Jennifer had a Shaktipat (spiritual awakening) that propelled her out of the corporate world and into the life of her dreams. She has been teaching yoga for a living ever since. Her desire is that through her teaching others recognize their power and potential and realize that it is when we are living our greatest joy that we are giving our greatest gift.
Jennifer studied TriYoga, founded by Kaliji, for eight years. Her teachers Nandi, Shanti, Tom, Gina and Bill provided her a solid foundation of education in the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. In 1999 at the Colorado Yoga Journal Conference, Jennifer discovered Anusara Yoga, founded by John Friend, and fell in love. She has studied with John Friend, senior Anusara teachers Desiree Rumbaugh and Marc St. Pierre for two years. She also studied Ashtanga-based Vinyasa Yoga with Max Strom and Shiva Rea in Santa Monica. Her flow classes incorporate the spinal wave-like movements and intentional transitions of TriYoga with the universal principles of alignment from Anusara Yoga. The rigorous Vinyasa flows in her advanced classes strengthen and purify the body. The careful attention to alignment and therapeutic action in her beginning classes set students up for pain-free living and injury-free yoga. In all classes, core strength is cultivated as the root of all movement.
Jennifer always emphasizes deep breathing as the most important part of the practice. When we are breathing deeply and consciously we are moving energy in connection with the divine. The entire practice is designed to align us with our higher Self so we can live from this higher place and experience love and peace within ourselves and in all our relations. The breath is the thread that connects us to our divinity. When we learn to flow with the breath, we learn to live in connection to spirit.
In addition to giving public classes, Jennifer offers 200 hr and 500 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Programs at her Certified School: Wisdom Flow Yoga :Click here for upcoming Teacher Training Programs.