Yoga came into Jen's life in 2003 as she was pursuing her PhD in Neuroscience at Princeton University. The mantra LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU (May all beings be happy!) caused her to re-examine her deepest intentions and question whether her academic research on neuroplasticity could ever alleviate suffering in the real sense promised by yoga and related wisdom traditions. She hung up the lab coat and devoted herself full-time to practice and teaching, completing her 300-hour training with Sharon Gannon & David Life in 2005, apprenticing with Petros Haffenrichter in Munich for 6 years, and becoming an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and mentor for 500-hour trainings in 2009. In 2011, she returned to the USA in order to deepen her studies in Ashtanga Yoga with Richard Freeman, whom she has assisted extensively ever since. Her practice is enriched by Vipassana and Zen Buddhism, as well as shamanism and Psychology. Jen is a transpersonal psychotherapist and leads retreats and kirtans internationally.