MEET JENNIFER / THE NISSWA YOGA STORY
Jennifer is passionate about transforming the way people perceive themselves and connect with their bodies, using yoga and meditation as tools to live a more peaceful, balanced, and authentic life. Jennifer has been teaching yoga in the Brainerd Lakes area since 2012. Prior to that, she lived in Bethesda, Maryland where she had the opportunity to study yoga with Advanced Iyengar teacher, John Schumacher. Jennifer finished her first yoga teacher training program with Neva Ingalls in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Since then, she has studied extensively with Alexandria Crow and completed a Restorative Yoga teacher training with internationally acclaimed teacher, Judith Hanson Lasater. She has completed more than 1100 hours of yoga training and taught over 2200 classes.
As a teacher, Jennifer aims to make yoga and meditation approachable to anyone at any level. She guides you through practices that are mindful and sustainable; empowering you to make decisions that are best for your own body. Her teaching style is grounded in yogic philosophy and focuses heavily on learning to pay attention. By helping you to acknowledge, accept, and appreciate your individuality, Jennifer helps you to connect to yourself and the world around you with more compassion. Finding that grace can be life-changing.
Nisswa Yoga was founded in 2013 by Jennifer and a business partner as a brick-and-mortar yoga studio. Jennifer took sole ownership in 2016, serving as lead teacher and teacher trainer. In 2022, Nisswa Yoga transitioned to an online studio for Jennifer’s classes. She also leads a collaborative of talented yoga teachers that teach private classes at resorts, event centers, and homes across the Brainerd Lakes Area of North Central Minnesota. In the summer months, Nisswa Yoga also offers outdoor classes and events.