Jen's Story

My name is Jen, and I am a RN Psychotherapist. I have been a nurse for many years, and during those years, I have worked in a variety of nursing, healthcare and educational roles within the field. Over the years, I have obtained a diploma (PN) and degree in Nursing (BScN), as well as Master’s in Education (MEd) with a focus on adult education and self-reflection.

I have always valued the body, mind, and spirit connection, and discovered early in my life that the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga was the modality of healing that assisted me to strengthen that connection. It was with this discovery that I started my Yogi life, and obtained my 200hr Yoga teacher training which certified me in Hatha and Vinesysa Yoga as well as my 50hr Yin Yoga and Kids Yoga certificate.  I am a life – long learner and am always seeking new learning opportunities strengthen my practice.

Why Yoga and Psychotherapy?


Well, over the years, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I was trying to balance a corporate healthcare role with a young family, continue with my learning, and continue to advance my whole self through self-care and awareness. Oh, and manage the life changing surgical menopause I was put into at the age of 32 years old due to endometriosis. Needless to say, it became too much to manage, and eventually the stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, menopause, and exhaustion took over.

I was someone for everyone, but I was not someone for me. My body and spirit started to warn me that I needed to change, but my mind would not listen and lost the battle which lead to illness. During this time I started to really reflect on myself,  and discovered  that my values, priorities and dreams were not aligned with who I was, and that is when I knew I needed to heal and  reconnect to myself in order to be the best version of myself for the ones I love; especially my daughter’s.

I have practiced yoga for many years, and have felt its benefits, so I decided to start practicing yoga every day- no scheduled time, length or modality. I just practiced when I felt I could, and allowed my body to guide me through the yoga practice. Through this daily practice I started to feel different- my body, mind and spirit started to become balanced, aligned and whole again.  This realization and healing led me to complete my yoga training, and led  to my love of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that holds asanas (poses) for longer periods of time in order to release the fascia tissue, tension, emotions and anything that no longer serves you. Yin yoga not only releases tension in our body, but also strengths the body, mind and spirit connection through deep meditation, breath work, visualization, reflection, and energy work. It was through this practice that I was able to reconnect to my authentic self, and started my healing journey. What I loved about this journey is that my family joined me, and have continued to practice and embed yoga into their daily lives.

So, you are thinking how did I get here? Well, I wanted to combine my experience, education and love of yoga in order to share with others the healing effects yoga brings to one’s life.

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My name is Jen, and I am a RN Psychotherapist. I have been a nurse for many years, and during those years, I have worked in a variety of nursing, healthcare and educational roles within the field. Over the years, I have obtained a diploma (PN) and degree in Nursing (BScN), as well as Master’s in Education (MEd) with a focus on adult education and self-reflection.

I have always valued the body, mind, and spirit connection, and discovered early in my life that the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga was the modality of healing that assisted me to strengthen that connection. It was with this discovery that I started my Yogi life, and obtained my 200hr Yoga teacher training which certified me in Hatha and Vinesysa Yoga as well as my 50hr Yin Yoga and Kids Yoga certificate.  I am a life – long learner and am always seeking new learning opportunities strengthen my practice.

Why Yoga and Psychotherapy?
Well, over the years, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I was trying to balance a corporate healthcare role with a young family, continue with my learning, and continue to advance my whole self through self-care and awareness. Oh, and manage the life changing surgical menopause I was put into at the age of 32 years old due to endometriosis. Needless to say, it became too much to manage, and eventually the stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, menopause, and exhaustion took over.

I was someone for everyone, but I was not someone for me. My body and spirit started to warn me that I needed to change, but my mind would not listen and lost the battle which lead to illness. During this time I started to really reflect on myself,  and discovered  that my values, priorities and dreams were not aligned with who I was, and that is when I knew I needed to heal and  reconnect to myself in order to be the best version of myself for the ones I love; especially my daughter’s.

I have practiced yoga for many years, and have felt its benefits, so I decided to start practicing yoga every day- no scheduled time, length or modality. I just practiced when I felt I could, and allowed my body to guide me through the yoga practice. Through this daily practice I started to feel different- my body, mind and spirit started to become balanced, aligned and whole again.  This realization and healing led me to complete my yoga training, and led  to my love of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that holds asanas (poses) for longer periods of time in order to release the fascia tissue, tension, emotions and anything that no longer serves you. Yin yoga not only releases tension in our body, but also strengths the body, mind and spirit connection through deep meditation, breath work, visualization, reflection, and energy work. It was through this practice that I was able to reconnect to my authentic self, and started my healing journey. What I loved about this journey is that my family joined me, and have continued to practice and embed yoga into their daily lives.

So, you are thinking how did I get here? Well, I wanted to combine my experience, education and love of yoga in order to share with others the healing effects yoga brings to one’s life.

 My name is Jen, and I am a RN Psychotherapist. I have been a nurse for many years, and during those years, I have worked in a variety of nursing, healthcare and educational roles within the field. Over the years, I have obtained a diploma (PN) and degree in Nursing (BScN), as well as Master’s in Education (MEd) with a focus on adult education and self-reflection.

I have always valued the body, mind, and spirit connection, and discovered early in my life that the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga was the modality of healing that assisted me to strengthen that connection. It was with this discovery that I started my Yogi life, and obtained my 200hr Yoga teacher training which certified me in Hatha and Vinesysa Yoga as well as my 50hr Yin Yoga and Kids Yoga certificate.  I am a life – long learner and am always seeking new learning opportunities strengthen my practice.

 

Why Yoga and Psychotherapy?
Well, over the years, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I was trying to balance a corporate healthcare role with a young family, continue with my learning, and continue to advance my whole self through self-care and awareness. Oh, and manage the life changing surgical menopause I was put into at the age of 32 years old due to endometriosis. Needless to say, it became too much to manage, and eventually the stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, menopause, and exhaustion took over.

I was someone for everyone, but I was not someone for me. My body and spirit started to warn me that I needed to change, but my mind would not listen and lost the battle which lead to illness. During this time I started to really reflect on myself,  and discovered  that my values, priorities and dreams were not aligned with who I was, and that is when I knew I needed to heal and  reconnect to myself in order to be the best version of myself for the ones I love; especially my daughter’s.

I have practiced yoga for many years, and have felt its benefits, so I decided to start practicing yoga every day- no scheduled time, length or modality. I just practiced when I felt I could, and allowed my body to guide me through the yoga practice. Through this daily practice I started to feel different- my body, mind and spirit started to become balanced, aligned and whole again.  This realization and healing led me to complete my yoga training, and led  to my love of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that holds asanas (poses) for longer periods of time in order to release the fascia tissue, tension, emotions and anything that no longer serves you. Yin yoga not only releases tension in our body, but also strengths the body, mind and spirit connection through deep meditation, breath work, visualization, reflection, and energy work. It was through this practice that I was able to reconnect to my authentic self, and started my healing journey. What I loved about this journey is that my family joined me, and have continued to practice and embed yoga into their daily lives.

So, you are thinking how did I get here? Well, I wanted to combine my experience, education and love of yoga in order to share with others the healing effects yoga brings to one’s life.

My name is Jen, and I am a RN Psychotherapist. I have been a nurse for many years, and during those years, I have worked in a variety of nursing, healthcare and educational roles within the field. Over the years, I have obtained a diploma (PN) and degree in Nursing (BScN), as well as Master’s in Education (MEd) with a focus on adult education and self-reflection.

I have always valued the body, mind, and spirit connection, and discovered early in my life that the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga was the modality of healing that assisted me to strengthen that connection. It was with this discovery that I started my Yogi life, and obtained my 200hr Yoga teacher training which certified me in Hatha and Vinesysa Yoga as well as my 50hr Yin Yoga and Kids Yoga certificate.  I am a life – long learner and am always seeking new learning opportunities strengthen my practice.

Why Yoga and Psychotherapy?

Well, over the years, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I was trying to balance a corporate healthcare role with a young family, continue with my learning, and continue to advance my whole self through self-care and awareness. Oh, and manage the life changing surgical menopause I was put into at the age of 32 years old due to endometriosis. Needless to say, it became too much to manage, and eventually the stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, menopause, and exhaustion took over.

I was someone for everyone, but I was not someone for me. My body and spirit started to warn me that I needed to change, but my mind would not listen and lost the battle which lead to illness. During this time I started to really reflect on myself,  and discovered  that my values, priorities and dreams were not aligned with who I was, and that is when I knew I needed to heal and  reconnect to myself in order to be the best version of myself for the ones I love; especially my daughter’s.

I have practiced yoga for many years, and have felt its benefits, so I decided to start practicing yoga every day- no scheduled time, length or modality. I just practiced when I felt I could, and allowed my body to guide me through the yoga practice. Through this daily practice I started to feel different- my body, mind and spirit started to become balanced, aligned and whole again.  This realization and healing led me to complete my yoga training, and led  to my love of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that holds asanas (poses) for longer periods of time in order to release the fascia tissue, tension, emotions and anything that no longer serves you. Yin yoga not only releases tension in our body, but also strengths the body, mind and spirit connection through deep meditation, breath work, visualization, reflection, and energy work. It was through this practice that I was able to reconnect to my authentic self, and started my healing journey. What I loved about this journey is that my family joined me, and have continued to practice and embed yoga into their daily lives.

So, you are thinking how did I get here? Well, I wanted to combine my experience, education and love of yoga in order to share with others the healing effects yoga brings to one’s life.

Why Yoga and Psychotherapy?

Well, over the years, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I was trying to balance a corporate healthcare role with a young family, continue with my learning, and continue to advance my whole self through self-care and awareness. Oh, and manage the life changing surgical menopause I was put into at the age of 32 years old due to endometriosis. Needless to say, it became too much to manage, and eventually the stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, menopause, and exhaustion took over.

I was someone for everyone, but I was not someone for me. My body and spirit started to warn me that I needed to change, but my mind would not listen and lost the battle which lead to illness. During this time I started to really reflect on myself,  and discovered  that my values, priorities and dreams were not aligned with who I was, and that is when I knew I needed to heal and  reconnect to myself in order to be the best version of myself for the ones I love; especially my daughter’s.

I have practiced yoga for many years, and have felt its benefits, so I decided to start practicing yoga every day- no scheduled time, length or modality. I just practiced when I felt I could, and allowed my body to guide me through the yoga practice. Through this daily practice I started to feel different- my body, mind and spirit started to become balanced, aligned and whole again.  This realization and healing led me to complete my yoga training, and led  to my love of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that holds asanas (poses) for longer periods of time in order to release the fascia tissue, tension, emotions and anything that no longer serves you. Yin yoga not only releases tension in our body, but also strengths the body, mind and spirit connection through deep meditation, breath work, visualization, reflection, and energy work. It was through this practice that I was able to reconnect to my authentic self, and started my healing journey. What I loved about this journey is that my family joined me, and have continued to practice and embed yoga into their daily lives.

So, you are thinking how did I get here? Well, I wanted to combine my experience, education and love of yoga in order to share with others the healing effects yoga brings to one’s life.