SAVE THE DATES! I’m thrilled to be offering a 4-week 200-hour Trauma-Informed Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training this summer during the month of June at my home studio in Denver, CO. 🤩🔥😎 This intensive will be a synthesis of my neuroscience & counseling careers combined with what I’ve taken from 16 years of practice and teaching as well as more than 2100 hours of study with and assisting my principal teacher, Richard Freeman. International friends, I would love to see you here, since due to my mold allergy I am not able to travel widely anytime in the near future. So come on out to the Wild West! Denver is a lovely place to be in the summertime. ☀️ All of the details will be posted and the application process opened on Monday, January 21st at noon MST on my website junglephysician.com. Please share with those you feel may be interested!
I will be giving an engaging FREE talk on The Science of Willpower: How to stick with your highest aspirations through the holidays and beyond! at Vitamin Cottage / Natural Grocers (100 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026) on Tuesday, December 5th from 6:00-7:30pm!
If you’ve ever wondered why making New Year’s Resolutions is so easy and keeping them is so difficult, you’re not alone. In this interactive seminar, we will look at willpower from the perspectives of both modern neuroscience and ancient Vedic wisdom. The lecture will be interspersed with experiential exercises to help the material to come alive, and questions and comments will be entertained.
Jen Peters holds a BA from Columbia University and an MA from Princeton specializing in Neuroscience, and she is currently completing her 2nd MA in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University. Jen is the Affordable Counseling Intern at Community Holistic Health Center in Lafayette, where she works with individuals, couples and groups. She is also a yoga teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Denver and the founder of Jungle Physician LLC, offering interdisciplinary writings, teachings, coaching and counseling in the Denver-Boulder area as well as internationally. After becoming seriously ill from biotoxin exposure several years ago, Jen began to investigate every holistic healing modality she could, and draws on her experience to empower others on their own individual journeys with skill, knowledge and compassion. She implements Eastern and Western approaches and blends the creative and analytic to build a safe and effective space in which to explore what is possible.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting group to be offered 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm at Community Holistic Health Center (409 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026). The dates for the group will be: November 29, December 6, 13, 20. Preference will be given to participants who can commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 classes. This course is offered on a donation basis, so please consider your current financial situation and the usual cost of such workshops and give what you can. 100% of donations go to the non-profit Community Holistic Health Center, where we will be meeting.
This group welcomes women looking to explore how sexuality can enrich all aspects of life. We will bolster ourselves with education that is sorely lacking in our cultural milieu and engage in approachable mindfulness exercises to help us tune in to what we most want and need whatever our age, health status, or living situation may be. We will hold a safe and confidential space where it is ok to be vulnerable, inquire, experiment, and share when you are ready (but not one second before)!
I (Jen Peters, MA, registered psychotherapist, counseling intern at CHHC, yogini and former neuroscientist) have found tremendous healing and inspiration in releasing the limited identities and baggage I inherited from a long line of ancestors and acquired through culture, religion and various impactful experiences throughout my lifetime. I am constantly reinventing myself into a more congruous and authentic process that reflects my current values, understanding and aspirations.
As women, our nervous systems (and souls) are exceptionally sensitive to attitudes and behaviors directed at our bodies. By studying the science behind this and supporting each other, we can learn to move forward boldly, consciously and unapologetically turned on! When we are in touch with our core essence, we are able to bring our brightest, clearest and most fiercely compassionate selves forward into a world that badly needs us.
Our group will be limited to 10 participants, so if you would like to take part, please register soon by going to my contact page. In the comments section, jot down a couple of ideas about what you hope to gain from this group, and if you’d like, feel free to briefly share any hopes or fears that come up for you around this. I will let you know about the status of your registration within 48 hours. Looking forward to this! 🙂 Please share this opportunity with other women who may be interested.
Thank you for your interest in this supportive group to be offered 4 consecutive Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm at Community Holistic Health Center (409 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026). The dates for the group will be: November 27, December 4, 11, 18. Preference will be given to participants who can commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 meetings. This course is offered on a donation basis, so please consider your current financial situation and the usual cost of such workshops and give what you can. 100% of donations go to the non-profit Community Holistic Health Center, where we will be meeting.
This group is intended for anybody who would like support with grief, loss or transition. Whether you have lost a loved one or face difficulties, uncertainty, change, injury or illness in your own life, you are welcome to join us in being yourself and allowing your feelings, whatever they may be, to arise and be met with compassion.
So often those around us do their best to be comforting and helpful, but fail to be with us in the ways we truly need. At other times, we may feel totally alone in our suffering. Perhaps most draining is when we end up trying to take care of those around us without giving ourselves or receiving from others the deep care and love that we all need. So often, society prescribes how we “should” feel in certain situations (and for how long), but that doesn’t match our own experience at all. Or maybe we are grieving something others simply cannot fathom, yet it touches us to the core. In this group, we will create a safe and confidential space where you are asked to come as you are, cry or laugh, share your story or listen, and allow yourself to be held and nurtured by community.
I (Jen Peters, MA, registered psychotherapist and counseling intern at CHHC) am drawn to lead this group having dealt with a chronic illness caused by biotoxin exposure for the past several years that profoundly changed my lifestyle, financial situation, abilities, hopes and dreams. The constant pressure I felt to carry on as if nothing had changed nearly destroyed me many times over, and most of all I longed to be with others who understood that some situations are not simply waiting to be fixed or going away any time soon. Some experiences are deeply painful and confusing and those of us who are able to recognize that and stay with the discomfort can move through them at our own pace and eventually gain great insight. With support, we can access different planes of profound healing. We do not need to struggle through this process by ourselves.
This is a group for those of us facing the frightening but also somehow inspiring reality that we are not going to live forever and looking to make the most of the days we have left.
Our group will be limited to 10 participants, so if you are interested, please register soon by going to my contact page. In the comments section, please write a couple of sentences about why you are interested in this group, and if you’d like, feel free to briefly share any hopes or fears that come up for you around this. I will let you know about the status of your registration within about 48 hours! Looking forward to meeting you soon… Please share this with others you feel might benefit as well.