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Jennifer Elise teaches yoga to adults on the Spectrum through Ashrams for Autism


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Breaking Patterns: Dealing with Emotional Bags of Poop

I sometimes trick myself into believing I’ve got myself figured out. I know all my tricks and I no longer hand them any treats. The beauty of life is I probably will never figure it all out. I still surprise myself on the daily. There are days when the surprises are...

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30 Min Balance Yoga Flow

Join me for an all-levels yoga flow focused on building strength and balance. If you are enjoy the video, please leave me a comment and subscribe to the channel so you never miss a...

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The Weight of it All: Yoga and the Diet Industry

The first time I rolled out a mat, I wasn’t doing yoga. I was in the midst of my senior year of high school. I had suddenly realized my body was not ideal and that I was supposed to do something about that before I went to college if I ever wanted anyone to love me....

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Group Classes

Get on your mat with Jennifer and experience her unique style of sequencing. Become aware of the connections between poses and within the structure of the body to help you refine your own alignment in a fun and engaging way. Each class is designed to help you discover your authentic movement!

Where to find Jennifer

7:00-8:00PM – HIP Lifestyle Yoga Studio, Somerville, NJ


9:30-10:30AM – Yoga Essence Studio, New Providence, NJ


7:15-8:30PM – Three Birds Yoga Studio, Florham Park, NJ


5:30-6:30PM – HIP Lifestyle Yoga Studio, Somerville, NJ


9:00-10:15AM – Ray of Light, Hillsborough, NJ


9:00-10:00AM –  HIP Lifestyle Yoga Studio, Somerville, NJ

10:10-11:10AM – HIP Lifestyle Yoga Studio, Somerville, NJ

Private Instruction

Group classes can be fun, but they often are not able to address individual concerns or needs. Jennifer has worked with students recovering from surgery and personal injury. After careful research of your concern or goal, she brings a watchful eye to your mat to make sure you have the best experience possible. Jennifer also enjoys working with beginners or those who have specific goals to further their practice.


Dive deep into the elements of your practice with Jennifer’s workshops and events. These longer sessions are designed to help you break down poses and recieve constructive adjustments to help take you to the next level. The classes are fun and dynamic with chances to work with fellow participants to become more connected to your practice.

Online Offerings

Can’t make it to class? Jennifer offers pre-recorded online classes as well as private or group skype classes. Practice from the privacy of your own home at your convenience. Keep a look out for new videos and more fun to come!

Online Classes

Roll out your mat and discover the power of yoga. Sequences that builds on itself to warm you up and build strength. Yoga is for everyBODY and now it can be done from the comfort of your home (or wherever you find yourself in need of a little TLC!). Join Jennifer today!

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Check back soon for new workshops and events! If you are interested in hosting a workshop or event, email Jennifer Elise.
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Why Discover Yoga?

Yoga is the place where we can come to truly connect and love ourselves as a whole being. Yoga is the mindful exploration of our body; of its boundaries and limits, of its softness and strength, and of the incredible intricacy with which it has been put together.

Jennifer began her practice with at home as a way to lose weight. A dedicated daily practice became more than just a fitness program as she learned to connect with her body in a way she never had before. Yoga taught her to love and accept her body where it is in the moment.

Always a wanderer, Jennifer took off after completing a degree in Anthropology. She started by studied Spanish in Spain, practicing yoga in apartments all over the country as a break from studying. As an au pair in Mexico, she practiced yoga next to the community pool before the kids got home from school. After a short time back in New Jersey she enrolled in WorldTeach Namibia and spent two years teaching English in a rural village. Becoming immersed in another culture brought her to a deeper understanding of deeply ingrained beliefs and gave her a chance to question what is often taken as fact. This led to her desire to go back to the roots of yoga.

Upon returning to New Jersey in early 2012, Jennifer enrolled in yoga teacher training through Samadhi Sun. Under the guidance of her teacher, Sharon Manner, she found her voice and passion for teaching yoga to all populations. When the program ended she took a leap and asked Sharon if she needed any help with her non-profit, Ashrams for Autism. Today she is dedicated to teaching yoga and continuing to deepen her own practice. When she is not teaching, Jennifer enjoys time at home with her girlfriend and their two cats.

Jennifer is an E-RYT-200 certified teacher.  She holds certificates in teaching Spectrum Yoga to people with Autism from Ashrams for Autism and teaching Underserved and Vulnerable Populations from YogaActivist.  Jennifer hopes to guide her students in finding a connection between mind, body and spirit.  She believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. She works to create an open and safe environment for each and every student.