Posture and the way we breathe are closely linked. Making sense of these two reciprocal functions, and how they impact your health and vitality, begins with awareness of your own breath. With the Catalyst series, you get your own customized, guided tour, where we investigate the relationship between breath and postural alignment from the inside out.
This personalized program includes three one-on-one sessions that focus on first locating the breath within your own body and understanding its relationship to your individual areas of interest or concern. Each session builds off of the one before, working from the inside out, tightly weaving your personal goals and priorities into the fabric of the content. After a thorough exploration of how posture and breath function within the body—and exactly what that means to you—we will spend the third and final session developing a personalized implementation plan with concrete steps for putting what you’ve learned into action.
Session 1: Inspire
Share and understand your goals for the sessions
Discover the anatomy & function of a normal breath by studying the teamwork of the diaphragm, pelvic floor, and transversus abdominis & more
Closely evaluate your own posture and breath
Investigate the importance of alignment in relation to breathing
Look at the ways that breath can influence mood, pain, heart rate, GI function, etc., and what its specific impact is for you/your health
Session 2: Empower
Integrate session 1 content into yoga postures and provide adjustments and feedback to optimize alignment
Develop variations that accommodate individual concerns or limitations and addresses questions or areas of interest
Develop your own breathing and movement strategy to provide dynamic stability and improved performance
Identify philosophical anchors for ongoing inspiration, orientation, and wellness support
Session 3: Connect
Review and discuss questions from sessions 1 & 2
Explore contemplative practices that tap into inner wisdom and intuition
Utilize tools from meditation, yoga nidra, mindfulness
Develop space to hear your own voice, to live from the inside out in place of in reaction to the outside world
Set goals with intention
Refine support infrastructure to make lasting positive change a reality, including the importance of an inner circle
This three-part series maximizes knowledge transfer and real-life relevance. Each package is built on a collaborative model that is structured to educate and empower. This partnership approach—informed by individual goals and challenges draws on on past experiences and personal strengths—cultivates personal agency and empowers you to take ownership of your own health habits in order to make lasting positive change.
Investment & Scheduling
Three-session series: $330 Each session is 75 minutes Appointmentsby request in person or online using Zoom video call
Yoga teachers: This series counts for 3.75 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.
Working with Jen is like meeting a friend for coffee. She diffuses warmth and friendliness. I instantly loved her humor and honesty. Her knowledge of the body is vast which has helped me lay a foundation on which to build my understanding. I was thoughtfully taken on a journey during The Catalyst Series: Live From the Inside Out. What made this particular course so impressive was that she tailored our one on one sessions around topics and concerns that interested me as a student and teacher. All three classes I logged off with fascinating take-a-ways to weave into my classes and personal practice. Sarah W. ------ Jen's course provides important information with resources, visuals, and virtual demonstration. It was well organized with thoughtful content. Jen is very down to earth and accommodating in that she tailors the information to relate to your needs whether personal or professional. I would highly recommend yoga teachers take this course to strengthen their understanding of the foundations of yoga. Tessa Cole, Occupational Therapist & Professional Yoga Therapist