Certified registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance – 500 hours RYT completed 2017 at Innercityoga in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jenn graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL with a bachelor of science in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1996. She worked in several industries as a software engineer before relocating to Switzerland in 2001. After several more years of application development she moved into technology management in the financial industry. For 12 years, she continued to take over bigger global roles with increased responsibilities.
Jenn has been an avid athlete her whole life, participating in many sports such as running, triathlons, power weight lifting, Crossfit and international rugby. Running was her true passion as it provided great stress relief and the ability to solve complicated problems while out on long runs. After retiring from rugby she set out to achieve a life goal of running a marathon for her 40th birthday in 2009. The training was a yearlong steady progression of increased mileage and at the same time pains in her hip and knee started to develop as well. Physical therapy provided little relief and Jenn began to take yoga classes via videos.
Two years after successfully completing the marathon Jenn’s running swiftly came to a halt due to increased hip pain resulting from a torn labrum and hip impingement of the soft tissue. The hip surgery was a success in correcting the structural issues however, the muscular imbalances and pain became a constant in her life. Running became very difficult.
Jenn’s passion and way of managing stress for many years was running. Having a demanding corporate job that required extensive traveling and long hours to cover multiple time zones, she found herself seeking alternative ways of exercising, managing the stress and healing the residual pain of her hip issues. She began to focus on her practice of Yoga. In 2015, she took the plunge to deepen her study of yoga and completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. She completed the 200 Hour YogaWorks Teacher training at Innercityoga in Geneva, Switzerland.
After the teacher training Jenn increased her study of anatomy of the body, movement and the effects of the postures. In addition she completed the 300 Hour Yoga teacher training (RYT) training in early 2017 earning her 500 RYT certification with Yoga Alliance. The education continues through self study and every additional workshop that she can get her hands on.
Jenn currently teaches at YogaNuba to provide lessons to English speakers in the Fribourg area. Her passion is creating classes that are accessible to everybody-especially those that are suffering from chronic illness or have injuries. She teaches movement, strength, breathwork, and meditation to help people find comfort, strength, balance and flexibility in their bodies.
She currently resides in Lossy, Switzerland with her husband, three cats and her dog.