A Yoga Weekend with Jen Ren’e

Join Jen Ren’e at Centered City Yoga  for a wonderful weekend of yoga in a weekend series of technique mixed with joy, created for all levels! We are delighted to host one of our nations most talented teachers of yoga in Salt Lake City. Whether you are advanced, or learning to find proper alignment with breath in your practice, you will benefit deeply from this special weekend with Jen.
Dates: 
Friday September 7th-Sunday September 9th
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Yoga Essentials
Friday, September 7th, 6-8:00pm
This workshop will focus on the essentials – Tristhana, Vinyasa and Sun Salutations.

Tristana loosely translates into three standing places – in Ashtnaga this is the breath, posture, and gazing point. These important places of action should always be a part of the asana practice.

Vinyasa is the breathing and moving system. This generates heat and cleansing. The perfect example of when vinyasa occurs is with the sun salutations.

The sun salutations – stringing together body, breath, mind and soul. Sun salutations connect our breath and our movement and begin the practice of yoga and meditation. We will fine tune the most basic asanas and relate them to more advanced asanas.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels. 

Be Hippy : A Hip Opening Workshop

Saturday, September 8th, 10am-12:00pm

There are so many reasons to do hip-opening poses. As humans we store a lot of negative emotions and stress in our hips. And as westerners we spend way too much time sitting – causing a lot of tightness through the hips which can lead to back pain and poor posture

This workshop will take the student through a sequence to improve range of motion in the hips and work towards difficult asanas like foot behind head and lotus.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Weightless Transitions
Saturday, September 8th, 1:00-3:00pm

In yoga transitions can be more difficult than the pose itself. This workshop is designed to break them down and make them more accessible. In their simplest form, transitions are just physics – it’s all about transferring your body weight and knowing when to lift.

This workshop will focus on moving from your center and moving effortlessly through the transition like sun salutations, jump backs and jump throughs.

This, in turn, easily relates to inversions like handstand and pincha mayurasana – so we will be sure to save some time to transitions our weight out of our feed and into our hands.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Introduction to Second Series
Sunday, September 9, 11:30am-1:30pm

Join Jen for an exploration of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. This challenging sequence covers it all. You’ll be twisting, back bending, hip opening, arm balancing, stabilizing and moving in just about every direction.

The Second Series works the central channel of the body. The poses challenge both strength and flexibility and has an energizing effect on the body and mind.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels

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Investment: 

Early bird: $140 for entire weekend! Or $35 each segment 

Regular Price after August 15th: $160 for entire weekend, or $40 each segment

We encourage you to sign up early!

Jen’s Biography:

I’ve been teaching and practicing yoga for about fifteen years now – hard to believe. All those years ago, I dropped into a class while living in a brand new city, and the teacher told me I could either sign up for two months or go home.

I chose to stay, and the rest is history.

Although I have dabbled in various styles of yoga, Ashtanga has always felt like home, and I have been a devoted Ashtanga student since 2007. My practice and teaching are mainly influenced by Tim Miller, who has been my teacher for the past decade. I’ve learned all of primary, intermediate and advanced A series from him and am currently in the home stretch of learning advanced B. More importantly, I’ve learned how to be a devoted and equanimous teacher from watching Tim.

Other sources of inspiration in my teaching and practice include Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor and David Garrigues – all of whom I’ve logged hundreds of hours of study with. My teaching is also influenced by my formal training in Pilates apparatus – so if you find your abs to be extra sore after working with me, that’s why.

After graduate school and a few unfulfilling attempts at holding down corporate jobs, I decided to focus on teaching Mysore – after all, I knew that was where my heart was. I built an awesome Mysore community here in DC. I see around forty students a morning in all their sweaty glory. I have taught students all of the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A asana. But beyond asana, my biggest goal (and greatest reward) is to instill in my students a devotion, faith and enthusiasm for this practice. I believe wholeheartedly that Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone, and I like to take a real approach to it – it can be beautiful, but usually it’s much more of a beautiful mess.

I believe in the healing and transformative effects of this practice, and I’m so excited that I get to share my love for it with you!

Please learn more about Jen, and her beautiful gifts to humanity on her website