Jen Hayes, RYT200

Jen (she/her) is a cheeky, neurodiverse, and queer Vermonter who has dreamed of teaching yoga since she started practicing in 2010. She began her practice as a teenager in a small studio run by a woman named Penny. They were introduced so Jen could attend yoga classes to gain high school gym credit. Penny’s strong, grounding, and playful classes kept Jen coming back to the studio through her college years. She would leave the studio feeling nourished in the mind, body, and soul, or “like being wrapped in a warm hug”.

A giver at heart, Jen wanted to enroll in a yoga teacher training (YTT) so she could bring the energy of “Penny Yoga” to others.

Though it took her 13 years to start, Jen finished her 200-hour YTT in 2023 at LOVE.

As a teacher, she incorporates playfulness, grounding, and lots of heart openers into moderately paced flows with opportunities to slow down, modify, and rest. She takes joy in seeing a room of people choosing their own variations and modifications to align with their own body’s needs. She encourages people to approach their practice with curiosity, rather than judgement, and hopes people leave their mat feeling more connected with themselves. Jen uses props and essential oils in every class.

When she’s not here at LOVE, Jen can be found chasing bees, admiring flowers, and working on her dissertation at OSU.

Class Times:

Vinyasa Flow: Mondays/Thursdays 7pm

Click HERE for the full schedule and class descriptions