Jenn Smith Thorp

Over a dozen years ago, Jenn found herself in an alignment-based Iyengar class taught by a man that had quite a bit of patience. The youngest by at least 40 years, she'd rush in and out of postures, marvel at how long she could hold tree pose compared to everyone else, and assess the “progress” she’d made with darting eyes during savasana. Jenn's was a practice that lacked self-discipline and integrity, measured by anything and everything deemed measurable.

Fast forward several years. Jenn began discovering that a yoga practice was more than something to measure or strive for, but a way to thrive. It became a way to notice her thoughts and actions, and shift the way she chose to see the world. Thanks to teachers, colleagues, friends, family and countless others, the thriving and growth continue.

Through her teaching, Jenn aims for folks to see an honest and authentic side to the yoga practice, and that their scope and view of 'what yoga is' broadens. Yoga is not just stretchy pants and pretzels. It truly is for all. Though it can feel messy and challenging at times, it helps us figure out where to let go and create space, both on and off the mat. It's connection, it's community, it's a journey from the inside, out.