Jennifer VanBenschoten

Jennifer V.

Jay, NY

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Jennifer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I've been practicing yoga since 2002, meditation since 1992. I'm a RYT-200 yoga instructor with additional certifications in kid's yoga and Curvy Yoga (Yoga for Every Body). I'm currently enrolled in a 300 hour advanced Energetics of Yoga teacher training, and trained in Ayurveda and meditation. Yoga has not only made me a happier, healthier person, it has also helped me to get in touch with my true self. My studies and personal practice in Ayurveda have helped me to live a healthier lifestyle that's more in balance with nature. I really believe that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation can be used by anyone who wants to be healthier, happier, and more in tune with the natural rhythms and cycles of our planet.

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B.A. Environmental Science
Sep 2000 - Dec 2001
Plattsburgh State University
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Sep 1998 - May 2000
Ramapo College of NJ


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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200 hour yoga instructor certification


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Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Mala beads and mantra meditation

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