Studio Owner/Director; Teacher Trainer; Instructor E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Jennifer’s interest in yoga began in 1998 when a friend recommended BKS Iyengar’s book, Light on Yoga. Soon after, she took her first group classes in Rochester, NY, with an Iyengar certified teacher. Her journey came full circle in 2007 after moving to Southwest Florida and completing her teacher training at Yoga from the Heart. Jennifer has an integrated teaching style that encourages students to explore the subtleties of movement in a way that is gentle yet challenging – and always infused with humor. Registered with the National Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500, Jennifer is continuing her studies with with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga and is very near to completing her full Prajna Yoga certification. Jennifer is honored to have been able to join TYS as part of the teaching staff in 2008, shortly after Bonnie Yonker opened the studio. In 2015, as Bonnie’s path changed, Jennifer stepped into the role of studio owner. She is especially grateful to Bonnie, The Yoga Sanctuary, and the amazing community of yogis here in Punta Gorda for their support, inspiration, and commitment to the yogic path. She looks forward to continuing on the path and the mission that Bonnie began!