About The Teacher
Jen René has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 15 years. Her practice and teaching are mainly influenced by Tim Miller, who has been her teacher for the past decade. She currently teaches Mysore at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, CA. Other sources of inspiration in Jen's teaching and practice include Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor and David Garrigues - all of whom she's logged hundreds of hours of study with.
Jen built and continues to direct a Mysore program she started seven years ago in Washington, DC. The thriving program sees about forty students a morning in all their sweaty glory. A team of teachers trained by Jen leads the program in her absence. Jen teaches students all of the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A asana. Jen has online interactive courses and trainings.
But beyond asana, her biggest goal (and greatest reward) is to instill in students a devotion, faith and enthusiasm for this practice. Jen believes wholeheartedly that Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone - it can be beautiful, but usually it's much more of a beautiful mess.