As a ballet dancer Jennifer Abrahams found it very natural to turn to a yoga practice. Yoga, Jennifer soon discovered, holds the perfect platform to be able to creatively express joy of movement and this has always been of immense value to her. Currently a student at COCC and in her last term of prerequisites, this spring of 2016 Jennifer is applying to a nursing program here in Bend, Oregon.
Her first foray into practicing yoga occurred in her bedroom to a cassette tape and booklet in 1998! She soon afterwards attended a live class and knew yoga was a wonderful means to express movement in the body, remain limber and there was much more as she discovered yoga filled her spiritual life in a way that she hadn’t expected. Ever since then Jennifer enjoys being a voracious student of all things yoga from anatomy and alignment through to Sanskrit and spirituality. Jennifer has been on a self-lead path of discovery since her early twenties and to this day is always reading and self-reflecting as she aspires and endeavors to live life through the lens of non-dual tantra. What she finds most valuable about the practice is the ability to transform, heal and grow in every realm of existence be it mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Jennifer completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training in 2013. At this time, Jennifer is at the mid-way point in progress of achieving a further certification in a 300 hour teacher training program with Ulla Lundgren at The Yoga Lab. In 2014, Jennifer began teaching weekly Hatha yoga classes. To Jennifer the most enjoyable and meaningful aspects of teaching yoga is the experience of assisting and facilitating people to feel better in their minds, bodies and spirits. Jennifer has two children, ages 15 and 12, one cat and lives in Bend, Oregon.
Jennifer teaches Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays at 7:15PM.