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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 InstructionGroup 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.
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!
Amazing handstand workshop! From beginning to advanced you will all away with new techniques!
Jennifer is a very good instructor. She provides very helpful tips to build up your strength for handstands. I can't wait for the next workshop!
Jenn makes the workshops so fun and informative. She encourages you and makes you feel you can do anything, including handstands in the middle of the room. I can't wait for the next yoga workshop.
Jennifer's class was awesome. It's great to learn from someone so passionate about yoga! She is a great teacher and I really learned a lot that I didn't know before!
Jenn's class was great. A buddy system allows you to feel supported throughout the practice. Jennifer also comes around and assists you throughout. Great tips and great advice.
I've been practicing handstands for about 2 years now. Not until I took this class with Jennifer did I realize how much work I really need in the fundamentals. This handstand workshop really worked my core! Hope to attend another workshop in the future!
It's a fun workshop. I learned a lot. Jennifer is very knowledgeable about different exercises and strengthening techniques to get you to your handstand!
I had a great time in the handstand workshop by Jennifer. I have been practicing handstands for awhile now and felt that I was stuck in making progress. During the workshop I've received some very useful tips that made me breakthrough my handstand plateau. She broke down everything into digestible chunks and gave us plenty of chances/time to practice what we learned. I would highly recommend Jennifer Elise Yoga Workshops.
I love how workshops like this take the time to break down the poses rather than having to sit out a pose I haven't mastered in class. This gives me a chance to work up to really knowing the pose. Jennifer did a great job teaching and giving feedback!
This was my first workshop. I loved having the time to break down the poses. I was able to fix my structure and nail crow today! I can't wait to practice more at home.
I loved the balance between learning the poses and flowing with them. It was such a a fun workout!
I always love taking workshops and I especially like how Jennifer focused solely on breaking down the balances and then practicing them. I definitely learned tips on various poses and can't wait to practice at home.
This is the 5th workshop that I took with Jennifer Elise. She is a fountain of knowledge about yoga, balancing and alignment. Every workshop I've taken with her allowed me to improve my yoga practice. She is a genius at watching your body and give you little feedback that would make a world of difference. Thank you Jennifer. I can't wait to continue attending your workshops to progress in my personal yoga practice.
I really enjoyed today's class! It was informative and fun. I learned so much about preparation for certain poses and it made it more comfortable to transition into doing the actual pose. Thank you so much! I look forward to hopefully more classes.
Jenn has a good grasp on how to teach handstand. I hope I can come to another class.
Jennifer really understands all the steps to get inversions. I was stuck and she was able to show me the way to get it done. Thank you Jenn!
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.