JEN-MITSUKE PETERS holds a BA from Columbia University in Neuroscience & Behavior, an MA in Psychology/Neuroplasticity from Princeton University and an MA in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. She has been teaching yoga internationally since her first Jivamukti training with Sharon & David in 2005, which she took while living in Europe and Asia. She assisted Petros Haffenrichter for 6 years in Munich, eventually mentoring 500-hour students herself. Once back in the USA, she assisted her Ashtanga teacher Richard Freeman for another 6 years. In addition, she has trained extensively in other yoga styles and therapeutic modalities. In counseling school, she began focusing on trauma-informed yoga and enjoys educating her students about the intricacies of the nervous system so as to optimize the effects of their spiritual practices. While yoga has the power to dissolve many types of unwanted conditioning, traumatic samskaras require special attention and often the support of another being. Her own experiences with trauma and chronic illness have awakened both her passion for healing and her deep trust in the transformative power of compassionate and mutually beneficial relationships. Jen is a registered psychotherapist and coach in private practice, and she and her therapy dog Jiyu hold an assortment of sessions and intimate trainings at their home studio in Denver, CO.