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During college, a professor suggested that Jennifer write an essay on yoga and meditation. This experience sparked an immense interest that eventually led to a life changing path and the study of yoga. Through her practice she realized that she had developed the skills to navigate the turbulence of life’s hardships.

Jennifer’s journey led her to become an LMU certified Yoga Therapist and ERYT-500. In teaching for almost two decades, her experiences include leading 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, taking students to Costa Rica and Bali for retreats, teaching at yoga festivals across the country and working with professional athletes. She has also appeared on HBO’s Hard Knocks and created the DVD, Yoga for Cyclists and Everyone Else.

Jennifer believes in the transformative power of yoga through physical practice, self-study and contemplation. It is through these methods that she aides her students on their path to health and contentment. She understands that a different set of skills is necessary for each person to succeed and adapts a unique approach to each individual.

Jennifer Elliott is an ERYT-500 and Yoga Therapist who has been teaching for 15 years. She blends her skills to create a seamless and challenging class for her students. For those who are ready for the next step, she shares her knowledge through her workshops and teacher training’s.

Jennifer’s Teacher Trainings

  • True Yoga’s Teacher Training program, taught Anatomy for Yoga -2005-2006
  • Westlake Yoga’s Teacher Training, taught the chakras, physiology, Yin Yoga and some of the anatomy and asana curriculum-2007
  • True Yoga’s teacher training with Purusha and Ericka Bryant, taught Anatomy for Yoga - 2007
  • YogaWorks in Westlake Village, taught Anatomy for Yoga - 2008
  • True Yoga, Ericka Bryant and I developed and taught a 200hr Teacher Training program and became a registered school with Yoga Alliance - 2009 - 2011
  • YogaWorks teacher trainings for Westlake Village, Tarzana and Valencia studios, Anatomy for Yoga - 2008 - 2014
  • Tarzana YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training, assisted Chrissy Canning - 2012 - 2013
  • Larchmont YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training, assisted Joan Hyman and Carmen Fitzgibbon - 2014
  • YogaWorks 300 hour professional program, Mentor - 2011 - present
  • Led YogaWorks 200hr training in Westlake Village assisted by Dawn Stillo and Liz Blanding - 2015
  • Led YogaWorks 200hr training in Westlake Village assisted by Liz Blanding and Amy Hayashi-Jones - 2017

Jennifer's Education and Certifications

  • Vitality College of Healing Arts in Solana Beach, Massage therapy and Yoga instruction - 2000
  • Certified Massage Therapist - 2000
  • Scott Blossom and Paul Grilley at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology - 2005
  • E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified - 2007
  • YogaWorks 200hr teacher training - 2008
  • Loyola Marymount University, Yoga Therapy Certification, 2008 - 2010
  • Loyola Marymount University, Upanishads and The Bhagavad Gita - 2010
  • Pauly Zink, Yin teacher training - 2010
  • Pranayama, Samata Yoga Center - 2010
  • YogaWorks 500hr Certification - 2013
  • The Science of Stretching with Jules Mitchell, 8hrs - 2014
  • Heather Tiddens at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Yin and Meditation training, 22hrs - 2015
  • 40hr YogaAlliance teacher training in Goa, India with Joan Hyman - 2016
  • David Kim Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50hrs October - 2016

Testimonials

"I have always loved taking class from Jen, I walk away from class feeling more relaxed, more peaceful and more flexible. Taking a private class where the focus is on your issues, your body, takes it all much further. Jen taught me a sequence of poses that she created specifically for me and the issues I have with my body. I do this sequence often and I believe among other things it has helped to slow the deterioration of my hips. To have a teacher work with you one on one is fantastic. You have a chance to learn more about alignment and what a pose is meant to do. You have time to feel the benefit of the poses. I feel the personal attention has enriched my own yoga practice as well as my practice in class." - Ruth Piper

"An injury from long distance running, compounded by an automobile accident, created a back condition that has caused me pain, sometime debilitating, for over 20 years. For years I worked with chiropractors and massage therapists which resulted in minimal, temporary reduction of pain. When I finally discovered yoga, I began seeing some limited relief. But it wasn't until I began taking classes from Jennifer that I actually began seeing a permanent improvement. I have now taken Jennifer's classes for over two years. Once I began utilizing the positions that she teaches in Yin Yoga, on a regular morning basis, my back pain has been reduced to a negligible occasional twinge. For the first time in over 20 years, I am virtually back pain free. My spinal condition will forever be a part of my body. But Jennifer's knowledge of kinesiology and anatomy, as it relates to yoga and stretching, has enabled me to strengthen and lengthen the muscles and eliminated the pain. Thank you, Jennifer!" - Jim Holbrook

…"you trick people. You get them so nice and warm and into their breath that they don't realize how hard it is! I know that’s the truth for me. Sometimes I don't feel as ready or warm in other classes and hence the "difficulty" seems to increase. You do such a awesome job of combining breath with movement and thoughtful work it is always a challenge for me!" – Natalie Rose



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