Jen Bernard, certified prenatal yoga teacher, began her journey into all things motherhood in the way many do: during pregnancy. At age 29, she thought she had it all figured out; natural birth, extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting and green living post pregnancy were her modus operandi. Then her first son was born, her world was utterly rocked as life taught her that there are things you simply cannot plan for and she began her journey toward peace. On a favorite coffee mug she found a beautiful nugget of wisdom:
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart. ” This has been the mantra of motherhood and parenting for her.
She completed her initial yoga training program with Core Power in 2008 and began a mentorship shortly after with Marie-Louise See, the Grand Dame of Prenatal & Postnatal yoga in Colorado Springs that continued for more than 8 years. She received her prenatal certification in 2011 from Belly Bliss in Cherry Creek.
Since those early days Mama Jen has added to her family another little boy and another 200 hour yoga apprenticeship through RootEd. She also loves to sing, breathe in nature (and big cities too!) along with spending copious time with her guys doing all kinds of fun and serious things. Art in various forms, reading, and binge watching Netflix goodies are more activities you’ll catch her doing on the side.
Leading yoga classes to new and expecting mothers is one of the greatest joys and passions of her life.
In a class with Jen you’ll have an opportunity to share, breathe, move and feel deeply relaxed, all while bonding with your little seedling.
To honor the space of the pregnant woman is the greatest gift, and she hopes to see you in class soon!Studio Calendar