E-RYT500, Yoga For Athletes teacher, RRCA endurance coach, CrossFit L1 trainer
Jenni is a yoga teacher, CrossFit Athlete and endurance runner based in Durham, NC. Her classes tend to focus on functionality over fancy poses, and are accessible for yogis of all levels. She specializes in working with an active population and is passionate about helping people meet their movement goals, whether that means optimizing their athletic performance, working their way out of injury, or simply feeling better in their bodies and daily lives.
Jenni is a lifelong athlete who has always found a sense of connection and focus through movement. A natural affinity for physical activity has led her to try her hand at everything from horseback riding to judo, rugby, running, riflery, gymnastics, surfing, and various forms of dance. As an adult, she has settled into the meditative routine of endurance running, while her competitive side enjoys the high intensity and variability of CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting. Yoga, on the other hand, provides the thread of continuity that runs through all of her athletic endeavors, allows her to perform mindfully and safely even in high-pressure situations, and balance exertion with adequate recovery.
Her interest in movement has led her to complete a Teaching Yoga To Athletes certification with Sage Rountree, a 500hr program in biomechanics with Jules Mitchell, a Road Runners’ Club of America Endurance Coaching certification, and motivates her to keep chipping away at her 1000hr training with Yoga Medicine®. She teaches mobility at her local CrossFit gym and is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She is also an enthusiastic writer who has contributed articles to Yoga Journal, Healthline, and Yoga Medicine®’s online forum. She recently released an e-book on hamstring tendon injuries (the dreaded “yoga butt”) under her Stronger With Yoga brand. In addition to teaching public classes and working with private clients, Jenni is also a lead teacher in the Carolina Yoga Company 200hr YTT program.