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"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak" - Ma Jaya Sati Bhavavati


It felt counterintuitive to me, when I first began practicing yoga, that I was directed to get QUIET in order to sort through my thoughts and tap into my instincts.  Didn't I need to come to my mat with all of the things I needed to figure out in the forefront of my mind?  How would I figure these life altering issues (I couldn't name one now a decade later haha!) out if my mind was blank and quiet?  Wasn't my mat the space to think about all the things?!


It became apparent REALLY quickly that my practice wouldn't be sustainable if I used it as a brain dump session for my to do lists and things I was trying to figure out.  With my mind going a mile a minute, my physical practice felt just as cluttered and frantic.  


And so one day in a sweaty hot class, I just let go.  Not because I wanted to, but out of necessity for no longer being able to keep up with the thoughts in my mind, I let go.  Not even because I believed it would serve me and gave it a try, but because it showed up for me anyway, I let go.  


And what happened next was magic.  I found yoga.  


When my mind got quiet, my intuition spoke to me clearer than I could have every imagined.  I was no longer accessing multiple situations at once from every angle.  I immediately had a new found confidence and trust in myself and my ability to navigate my decisions without worry and back and forth thoughts.  I knew my truth.


Am I present like this each time step onto my mat now?  NOPE!  Not at all.  It's not always easy (it mostly isn't!) and it sometimes takes work and a ton of focus to get QUIET.  It does come more accessibly to me when my practice is regular, and when I truly listen to myself about the type of practice I'm currently craving (ex if I go to a powerful class when I'm craving yin, typically I'm not as grounded and present).  The art of FINDING QUIET has become a practice in itself for me, one that I have come to love and appreciate so much.


I have noticed a few tools that help me to find quiet, and shhhhhhhh the thoughts in my head a bit when I practice and I wanted to share them with you :


- Focus on your breath.  I talk about breath SO much when I teach and it's in large part for this reason.  By setting the metronome, the rhythm of our practice from the beginning, we have a pace and a volume that we can access to get back to the present moment when our thoughts stray.  Trying inhaling and exhaling to a 4 or 6 count rhythm.  Before long, you'll find a pace that you naturally fall into when you step onto your mat.


- Come back to your intention.  Are you dedicating your practice to someone or something?  Are you practicing for something you're grateful for?  If your thoughts drift, come back to your intention and let that be what grounds you.  


- Repeat a mantra in your head.  This can serve as your intention for your practice.  It could be specific to what you're working through, or it could be as simple as "I am here".


- Pause.  If you feel things starting to drift, pause for a moment or even sit hips to heels or in childs pose to come back to your quiet space and presence.


- Relax + Ground.  Typically when my mind is going a mile a minute, it's during a busy time and when I'm rushing to my mat and beginning my practice immediately. Whether it's arriving to my yoga practice, getting ready to teach a class or getting ready to DJ a show - I know about myself that if I rush in immediately after being busy, my mind is going to be busy.  If I can give myself 5 minutes or even a few breaths to GROUND at the start of my practice, my chances of having a present session on my mat are much greater.  If you can, give yourself a few minutes or breaths in savasana or childs pose before you practice.  Use this time to slow down your breath and relax your body. 


- Go easy on yourself.  There are definitely practices where my head is full of thoughts.  Sometimes I'm able to find presence, sometimes I'm just not.  And it's ok.  Finding quiet is an ongoing and evolving PROCESS.  It mostly doesn't happen overnight and it doesn't happen 100% of the time.  Let it ebb and flow.  Lightly have an awareness of getting present but be open to the times it just doesn't happen.  At the end of THOSE practices (there will probably be many!), be sure to still thank yourself for getting to your mat and for something that wouldn't have happened if you didn't carve out the time. 


Do you notice a difference when you are present in your practice?  What are your favorite tools to get quiet?



- Finding Quiet

- New Series + Class On The Online Studio Space

- Upcoming Denver Pop Ups


(upcoming next week : New Moon 12 month series & Grounding VinYin)

Craving some yoga to begin your day, but don't have a lot of time to spend on your mat first thing?  This 5 days series offers up a different flow for each week day, to awaken your heart, mind & body.  Start your day with yoga & gratitude.


I'm offering the MoonRise Online Studio Space for free for a month if you sign up during our launch month, before February 10th (it will switch to a week free trial after that) and at 50% off for the life of your membership if you sign up before January 20th as a thank you for being an original member.



Savasana is a pose of total relaxation....which also makes it one of the most challenging.  Also called "corpse" pose or "final relaxation" pose, this resting pose takes your yoga practice to a place where you can completely let go.  


The ability to lie completely still while being both fully aware of and unattached from the present moment takes much practice and patience.  Many yoga teachers regard Savasana as the most important pose of your practice.  It allows your body time to process the benefits received from your practice and breath (pranayama).  Savasana renews the body, mind and spirit.


Join me for a 10 minute "savasana only" practice, or tack this guided savasana onto the end of your favorite home practice.


I'm offering the MoonRise Online Studio Space for free for a month if you sign up during our launch month, before February 10th (it will switch to a week free trial after that) and at 50% off for the life of your membership if you sign up before January 20th as a thank you for being an original member.



deep house yoga




1.23.20 | 6:30pm



I will be DJing your flow and Ashton August will be leading your practice.  



This event is FUN, the Yoga will excellent and the music will be DEEP and Underground, well thought out, played with HEART.
This event has been created to help you CONNECT to those around, cause everybody knows we need more of that in 2020. More LOVE less SEPARATION. 
Come get your feel-good hormones regulated by connecting, moving your body, dancing & enjoying yourself.



1.24.20 | 7:30pm



I will be co-leading this event with Lisa Reeder (fun fact, Lisa and I met at teacher training YEARS ago!)  



The moon represents deep feminine wisdom. Engaging regularly with the moon cycles is a powerful way to become intimately connected with the phases of birth, death, and rebirth. 

In our lives, we too are constantly moving through these cycles, seasons, and changes. Connecting to and working with the moon as she cycles, creates a life of deeper meaning and more authentic connection as we are able to live a life with more awareness and intention. 

Join us in a women’s circle as we practice grounding techniques, breathwork, gentle yoga and development of our intuition. We will share space with each other to receive, connect, and create.



2.6.20 | 6:00-7:00pm



The moon is our closest celestial neighbor and powerfully influences every living thing on our planet. Within 28 days, the moon passes through 8 phases, each with its own unique characteristics. The energy of the arguably most influential phase - the full moon - lends for a magical, beautiful and important practice.

Join us for a monthly ALL LEVELS Full Moon Inspired Yoga Flow. Expect to tune into the power, purpose and energy of the full moon this week.

February's Full Moon is the Snow Moon. February is a transitional month. Winter is clawing to keep its position while spring is chomping to get back on the scene. The result leads to a tug-o-war which manifest in bizarre weather, unpredictable mood swings, radical shifts. 

This month’s full moon is also a time to cast off that which is unwanted or unneeded. Imagine the snow and ice are your unwanted things…now imagine those things melting away beneath this powerful full moon. 

Advanced ticket required.
Final sale.


Arrive at 5:45pm, yoga begins 6pm sharp




dreamy vinyin + dreamcatcher diy



2.27.20 | 6:00-8:00pm



The reaction when I teased this event on Thursday night at the Full Moon Flow was PRICELESS.  I've thought back to it at least a handful of times since, you were SO EXCITED and it made me smile big!  I can't wait for this one either.


Our yoga mat can be one of the most powerful places we put our dreams into action.

Let's come together for an all levels yoga flow. We'll begin with powerful Vinyasa to ignite our dreams before surrendering into a melty yin practice.

After we flow, we'll join for a social hour and make dream catchers. 

Dream catchers were traditionally created and used by Nativ American tribes to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day. The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. The dream catcher web catches the bad dreams during the night and dispose of them when the day comes. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder that allows them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed.

Advanced ticket required.

Final sale.

Please arrive 5:45pm. Yoga begins 6pm sharp.



quarterly series    


SPRING 2020 | date + time tba



What you celebrate expands.

What area of your life would you love to EXPAND more?


NOURISH : a mini self care staycation (just an afternoon) quarterly series. 

We come together for a unique community self care sess to nourish our hearts, minds and bodies. 


Spring 2020 : GROUND, CREATE, EXPAND :

First, we gather as a community to get to know one another and for a bullet journal exercise to tap into the areas in our lives in which we would love to expand a bit.


Next, we unroll our mats for GROUNDING VinYin yoga (light on the vinyasa, heavy on the yin) inspired by our personal desires and intentions.


Post yoga, we'll each CREATE a succulent terrarium over tea and light snacks. (Think heavy on the FUN & community, super cool DIY we get to bring home as a  continual reminder of what we are nourishing.) 


Last, with journals in hand we'll EXPAND our minds & hearts as we are led in a community inspiration and discussion by a special guest.


Thank you for reading.  

I hope that this journal is a happy love note in your inbox.

xo, jenny


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