At the age of 28, I stepped into my first yoga class and was instantly hooked. I continued immersing myself in the experience of each asana, and listening intently to my instructors cues and bits of wisdom. The poses allowed me to be expressive and tap into a meditative state. In 2011, I wanted to further my practice. I trained with my teacher, Gerhard, to become a certified yoga instructor. After receiving an E-RYT 200, my desire to teach grew. I started incorporating what I learned into my daily life. That same year, I injured my sacroilliac joint. This setback was an eye opener and I later discovered that yoga was a solution for healing and change. I wanted to understand how the injury happened and how to heal so that I could return to my mat. During 2 long years of recovery, I studied anatomy, nutrition and meditation. This process taught me that slower movements tied to the breath are more powerful and beneficial. I believe that health is more than exercise, it involves good movement, good nutrition and a positive mindset.
Practicing conscious breathing with an intelligent flow, loving the body, respecting the mind, and taking time to rest on and off the mat will help overcome challenges in asana, meditation, and daily life. My teaching style reflects my background in dance, as I like to create fluid sequences that allow the body to move easily through the class, fine tuning awareness of each individual posture. This way my clients discover their own personal way to practice, utilizing compassion, peace, and self love.
“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