Bringing Body Mind and Spirit into balance, Jen brings a multidisciplinary approach to the body, with an eye for detail and a compassionate teaching style. Jen’s extensive experience has offered her the ability to work with a broad range of clients, from elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts to specialties in senior fitness, Joint replacement and injury rehabilitation, and pre- and post-natal training. With a background in Classical and Modern Dance, Jen began teaching Ashtanga and Yin Yoga in 1999, and has continued her studies with Erich Schiffmann, Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.
In 2000 she expanded her teaching skills to include the Pilates Method. Initially studying Pilates with Physical Mind and Cathie Murakami, Jen then completed the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course with BASI Pilates®, training with Rael Isacowitz and Kristi Cooper. Recognized as an exceptional Instructor, Jen was asked to join the BASI Faculty. She then traveled throughout the US and abroad teaching BASI’s Comprehensive Teacher Training Course.
In addition to her work with BASI, Jen began a business as a Design and Marketing consultant with Pilates Studios throughout California. In 2005 Jen relocated from her native Santa Barbara to beautiful Mount Shasta, California and founded White Mountain Pilates Studio, a multi-modal Pilates Studio and Training Center that features a uniquely talented and diverse Independent Practitioner group, as well as being a BASI Pilates Host Studio.
While living in Mount Shasta Jen received her Reiki Level I and Level II Training and Attunements from Teo Merlino, and continues to study with him today.
In 2011 Jen returned to Santa Barbara and began training in The Gyrotonic Expansion System, studying with Miriam Barbosa, Jill Denison and Christina Brunk Stroh, and also become a Certified Massage Therapist studying at Santa Barbara Bodyworks, with a focus on Hot Stone and relaxing Deep Swedish massage modalities.
Today Jen can be found Teaching full time at the Studio.