About The Teacher
Jendar Marie Morales was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2008, she started to experience pain on her knees and looking for a less strenuous workout she began to practice yoga. Jendar immediately fell in love with the practice for how it made her feel both physically and mentally.
She holds a 500 E-RYT from the Yoga Alliance and has received training at the University of Utah and at the Association for Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India. In her classes, Jendar applies principles from the Iyengar style of yoga, which focuses on alignment and use of props. She teaches students breathing and meditation techniques, and basic safe guidelines when practicing yoga postures to help them improve range of motion and stamina. Jendar is also passionate about yoga history and philosophy and incorporates the Yoga Sutras in her classes.
Jendar is currently completing a yoga therapy training at Inbody Yoga Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. Unlike a traditional yoga class, in a private yoga therapy session, she assesses the client’s physical and emotional needs and offers them yoga tools such as postures, breath work, and mindfulness techniques to help them manage their symptoms.
She also holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University and has worked in the arts for over a decade. Jendar is currently an Associate Instructor of yoga at the University of Utah School of Health and is a trainer at their 200-hour yoga teacher training program.