We asked each of our teachers a few questions to get to know them better!
Meet Jen Bumgarner!
When did yoga first become a part of your life?
I started practicing yoga when life as a dancer no longer became on option for
me. For so long I had been pushing my body to do something that I was good at, but that was not so good for me. Yoga taught me to find balance in my life and in my body, and to seek presence instead of perfection. I will always be a work in progress!
When did you begin teaching? What made you decide to progress from student to teacher?
I started teaching in 2011 after being encouraged by a teacher to pursue going through my first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
What is your personal practice and practice that you teach?
The styles of yoga that I teach are Vinyasa, Yin, and Ashtanga. The styles that I enjoy practicing the most at home vary depending on my mood. I'm usually really active with my kids and teaching ballet during my evenings, so Yin practices help ground me and keep my body feeling restored. But some days, a nice high energy Vinyasa flow help boost my energy. All summer, I enjoy spending my weekends practicing gentle flow on my paddle board on the lake or at the beach.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be and why?
If I could be any animal in the world....
This is the hardest question for me to answer and probably took the most time of any of them! I would have to go with a dolphin, because they are always so happy and I absolutely love the beach and being outside by the water and in the sun!
What is your favorite quote?
"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." Thich Nhat Hanh
When to practice with you at the owl?
Come practice with me on Wednesday mornings at 10am :)
Practice a Mandala Yoga Flow with Jen on Earth Day (4/22) to celebrate our magnificent Earth!