Jen is thrilled to be the facilitator of Mom’s Morning Retreat. She is especially looking forward to being together in community, exploring ways to heal and grow, and encouraging one another to move forward with creativity and joy. Jen has spent most of her professional career as a teacher, beginning with Teach for America in her early twenties. She found early on that to be an effective teacher, she needed time to retreat, reflect, and restore, and found yoga and meditation to be not only a practice but also a calling.
Jen has been teaching yoga and mindfulness at her studio, Bainbridge Yoga House, and in public schools for the last two decades. She and her husband Tom have lived on Bainbridge for 15 years and have four children – two at Bainbridge High School and two now in college. Jen loves bringing women together in a safe and brave space to deepen connections, slow down the hustle, and be seen and heard. She finds inspiration walking in the forest, in writing groups, traveling, pottery and hanging out with family and friends.
Jen is especially grateful for her mom friends and sisters who listen well, bear witness, and allow space to be vulnerable and truthful. She believes that Mom’s Morning Retreat is a special place – a “come as you are party” where you have nothing to prove or improve, and leave with a bit more skip in your step.