I discovered yoga as a way to manage chronic back pain and over time, it has completely changed my life! In 2009, I enrolled in teacher training to learn more about the practice of yoga so that I could help to heal myself at home, without having to rely so much on other practitioners. Through that experience, I discovered a much deeper understanding of the healing power of yoga and my personal passion for teaching. My 200-hour training is through Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Wellness Center in Milwaukee. I am currently enrolled in the 300-hour advanced teacher training program at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, CA, on the path to becoming a certified yoga therapist. My classes are rooted in the Hatha tradition, with an emphasis on alignment and a heart-centered, mindful view. My intention is to empower you to discover and nurture your own practice, wherever you are on your path. I look forward to practicing with you!
Jennifer Pulvermacher instructs the following:
BREATHE & FLOW: GENTLE
A class that incorporates creative vinyasa sequencing (breath-inspired movement), attention to alignment, breath awareness, meditation and chanting to build strength, increase flexibility, calm the mind and open the heart.
For students newer to yoga or who prefer a slower paced practice.
*Yoga Rx, formerly known as Therapeutic Yoga*
This class is a synthesis of healing modalities – restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork, guided meditation and hands-on healing, that creates an experience of deep relaxation so natural healing can take place. It's a class for you if a health concern or your age, physical or emotional well-being needs an extra measure of healing.
For students with a health concern or whose age, physical or emotional well-being needs a healing approach to yoga.
MEDITATION - MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is a quality we already possess. It can also be cultivated through practice. Mindfulness is often described as the act of paying attention on purpose, deeply, and without judgment to whatever arises in the present moment. By doing so, we live more fully, rather than feeling stuck in "automatic pilot." Our Monday evening meditation class is designed to develop the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the volume of research surrounding mindfulness practice and how it helps us to live healthier, happier lives. Join us!
This style of yoga focuses primarily on the connective tissue and its unique role in the human body. Connective tissue pervades the entire human body from skin to the smallest cell. A series of deep, long held postures stimulates growth and function of the tissues leaving your body feeling refreshed and energized! The divine inner practice of Yin balances your energetic system, increases flexibility and provides time for deep contemplation and reflection.
For students who are beginners thru advanced who want to attend to flexibility and mindful contemplation.
SUBTLE BODY HOUR
The class is an invitation to explore the subtle body and the energy currents within. The class weaves together the practice of asana (postures), bandha (energy locks), and pranayama (breathing techniques).
We will start with the sequence of asanas, moving slowly with the breath to open the chest, the shoulders and the hips. The asana practice will prepare the body and the mind for pranayama and the practice of bandhas. The rest of the class will be dedicated to meditation and longer savasana.
You will learn how these powerful practices can change your energy level, calm your mind, allow you to gain more mental focus and clarity and to balance your emotions.