Jennifer is a former music teacher turned yoga teacher and is thrilled to collide these two worlds in her Sing and Stretch classes. She holds a BA in Music Performance from Butler University, a Masters in Elementary Education from Boston College and received her 200 hr Yoga teaching certification from Chagrin Yoga. She is looking forward to children and families exploring their voices and movement in her classes!
Jennifer performed in theatre and choirs all over Northeast Ohio as a child and moved on to become a choral director and private lesson teacher in Indianapolis. She was a vibrant performer in the Indianapolis theatre and church choir scene before taking a break to raise her two daughters. Jennifer always came to her yoga practice to find strength and destress. In 2013 she decided to further her studies and completed her 200 hr certification. She discovered her own daughters were drawn to understanding more about her yoga practice as they watched her prepare for classes and do her home practice. Over the past year, Jennifer has merged her love for educating children and yoga by developing kids yoga classes that help them connect, find playful movement and express themselves. She looks forward to engaging families and children through the Sing and Stretch classes!
Jennifer lives in Cleveland Heights with her loving children, Asha and Nora and partner Cory. They enjoy caring for their small zoo of pets and being together. They are often found singing, skipping and yoga posing it up all around Northeast Ohio!
Nickname: Jenny, Yoga Mama, Yoga Ninja, Kitchen Magician
Birthday: June 28th
Family: 2 daughters: Asha and Nora and Partner: Cory
Pets: 2 dogs, a cat, fish and a bearded dragon
Instruments played: Piano and violin
Favorite Yoga pose: wheel pose
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite Healthy Food: Avocado, Lentils, Red Peppers, Quinoa
Favorite Unhealthy Food: Onion rings, fries and pizza
If I could go anywhere.... Alaska
You would never guess this about me.... I used to play field hockey
I love teaching Sing and Stretch because...It allows me to bring together my love for yoga and music and provide a free and open area for parents and children to feel playful, strong and calm.