Jennifer, a co-founder of Bent On Learning, has been practicing and studying yoga since 1995. She received her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in 1999, and also holds teaching certificates for pre- and post-natal yoga, yoga for labor and delivery, and Yoga for the Special Child™ (focusing on yoga for children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome). For the past 15 years, she has supplemented her yogic studies through attending and participating in numerous yoga-related workshops and seminars. She also attends national and local conferences and seminars that focus on autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Education from The New School for Social Research and for many years taught in the New York City Public School system, working with more and more “at-risk” students over the years. It was her experimentation with yoga in the classroom that convinced her that yoga was a powerful, positive tool for young people, especially those with learning disabilities. She fully believes that yoga’s physical and philosophical framework is a natural complement to today’s conventional education system. For a dozen years she has been coordinating school yoga programs, combining her life passions: kids, yoga…and FUN!