Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping in!
I'm Jen René, and I've been teaching and practicing yoga for about fifteen years now - hard to believe. All those years ago, I dropped into a class while living in a brand new city, and the teacher told me I could either sign up for two months or go home.
I chose to stay, and the rest is history.
Although I have dabbled in various styles of yoga, Ashtanga has always felt like home, and I have been a devoted Ashtanga student since 2007. My practice and teaching are mainly influenced by Tim Miller, but I’ve had many great teachers in my life and many sources of inspiration.
After graduate school and a few unfulfilling attempts at holding down corporate jobs, I decided to focus on teaching Mysore – after all, I knew that was where my heart was. I built an awesome Mysore community here in DC. I see around forty students a morning in all their sweaty glory. I have taught students all of the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A asana. But beyond asana, my biggest goal (and greatest reward) is to instill in my students a devotion, faith and enthusiasm for this practice. I believe wholeheartedly that Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone, and I like to take a real approach to it - it can be beautiful, but usually it's much more of a beautiful mess.
I believe in the healing and transformative effects of this practice, and I'm so excited that I get to share my love for it with you!