Teen All Levels Yoga (Ages 13 – 17)
A 60 Minute Class
Mondays at @ 5pm w/ Kristen Lamarre (Jen Mast returns in May)
Teens can pre-register for classes at our on line schedule.
Student rate drop-in or class passes may be used for registration.
- Build Confidence
- Build Inner & Outer Strength
- Increase Flexibility
- Reduce Stress
- Maintain Emotional Balance
- Experience Deep Relaxation
- Become More Connected to Your Body
- Perfect Complement for All Athletics
Jen Mast, L.I.C.S.W., E-RYT 500 (IYT), Integrative Functional Yoga Therapist, ChildLight Teen Yoga®, Lifeforce Yoga®
Stepping onto the mat everyday has allowed me to stay grounded in the things that are truly important. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease over a decade ago, my life took an unpredictable turn. Things that were easy became difficult and I felt as though I had lost part of myself. It was during this time that I deepened my spiritual practice. Yoga helped to heal the aches and pains that came with autoimmunity, it improved my energy, my mood and it allowed me to show up each day for my friends, loved ones and most importantly myself. Yoga’s transformational abilities led me on a new path to become a yoga instructor combining my past work as a Licensed Social Worker with my new path in yoga therapy, functional movement through yoga and myofascial release. As we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance, true healing occurs. Moving beyond illness and discomfort, we are able to live life to our fullest expression.
Jen completed her 500-hour at Kripalu with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) in 2016 where she trained under Joseph and Lillian LePage and Maria Mendola (Integrative Functional Yoga Therapy). Jen furthered her study and attended an intensive training with Maria in Tucson, learning various techniques for myofascial release, therapeutic movements and exercises to rebalance alignment and long held patterns. In 2018, Jen completed a weekend training in The Roll Model Method® and a Ball Rolling Techniques Workshop with David Vendetti – both for myofascial release. Her extensive work with athletes, injuries and chronic illness in both group and private settings inform her teaching style which infuses safety, mindfulness, alignment principals, unique uses of props and functional therapeutic movements, and of course a lot of humor and fun!
Kristen is known for her precise yet lighthearted approach to yoga. Coming from a background in biology and a love of anatomy Kristen weaves structure and alignment with free movement and exploration. She encourages students to connect with their own bodies and create movement that honors these connections. She understands that all bodies are different but believes that yoga can be done by everyone if we listen to ourselves. Yoga after all is a practice of connection.
Kristen completed her 200 hour multidimensional teacher training at Pavones Yoga Center in Pavones Costa Rica under her teacher Indira Kate Kalmbach. This past year she finished her 1000 hours teaching to become a yoga alliance certified E-RYT. Kristen’s fundamental desire for constant learning is evident in her practice and teaching. You will often find her in classes and workshops or with her nose in a yoga book!