Jen has been practicing yoga since 1999 and became a certified yoga instructor in 2011. Although it was the physical aspect that drew her in, the mental benefits were what kept her going. She says it’s as if every time she takes the time to practice, a “refresh button” is pressed for her body and mind. Jen’s purpose is for her students to leave the class feeling both energized and relaxed.
Her classes promote strength, body awareness and flexibility. Jen’s knowledge of the human body gives her the tools needed to make necessary modifications and build skeletal health. Her flow of movement combined with the flow of breath creates a meditative state relaxing the nervous system. She believes breathing and controlling the breath is one of the easiest ways to improve mental and physical health.
Jen’s philosophy is simple: yoga connects the breath with the mind and body, teaching us to be present. In this presence a sense of calm and clarity can be found, adding meaning to our daily lives.
“Jen’s class has always been a favorite of mine. Her sequences leave me feeling refreshed and ready for what my day will bring. Her amazing, warm energy shines through in every class. I am fortunate to know such an amazing woman and teacher.” -Jenna Murphy
“I was very hesitant to try yoga because I have a bad shoulder and tight hamstrings. Jen was the perfect yoga instructor and made appropriate modifications for me without making me feel like I couldn’t keep up with the advanced yogis. I leave her class feeling like I got a great workout and improved mental focus. After just a few sessions with Jen I felt stronger and could touch my toes again! Jen Snyder is a beautiful person inside and out and that carries over to her teaching.” -Aimee Lansky