I'm Jen, the founder of Ashtanga Central, your global hub for all things Ashtanga. I make yoga fun and accessible so that you can reap the benefits of the practice for a lifetime.
Through the practices of yoga and meditation, I teach people to embody their body so that they can live their fullest lives.
Teachers talk a lot about holding space. But what I have learned is that it's not actually space we are holding - it's people.
This program is for students and teachers who want the help and guidance of someone who pushed play before you did. You are not alone. ❤️Learn More
I try to make a point of taking a minute every so often to reflect on what I believe in as a teacher. I think it helps me to not only be a better teacher, but a better practitioner. There are a handful that have grown with me, the way my practice has grown with me. I believe that yoga is for everyone. I believe it’s for every body type, every gender, every race, every lifestyle, every schedule, every diet, every body. I believe it belongs to everybody. As a teacher, I believe most importantly that the practice journey belongs to the student. These are my five keys to remembering that.
Your unique practice, personalized for your unique body and mind. This is the ideal way to learn how to modify the practice for an injury or to learn how to work with your challenges. Private classes are a great opportunity to break down difficult asanas and learn new techniques, or to create a customized approach based on your needs and wellness goals.Schedule Now
30 minutes of Pilates exercises sequenced to strengthen your posture and counter the effects of sitting at a desk all day.
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"I benefitted from Jen's example, her encouragement, and her no-drama approach to the practice. Jen teaches her students to show up, over and over, she provides support and also leaves a lot of space for each student to learn what the practice is for them."
"Jen René is one of the hardest working and passionate teachers I know. Through the true and deep connections she has with her own teachers, her dedicated students students and her own practice inspired one of the most thriving Mysore programs in the country."
"Jen's instruction is accurate and effective. Through her teaching she empowers students and allows them to flourish and grow."
"This course is great. The reason why I bought it is to help me to remember and re-focus on these foundation postures after having practiced Ashtanga a number of years. The foundation poses are really important. The way Jen broke down the poses helped me to slow it down and think about each part of it. I have to say it was hard!"