Jen & Jiyu’s Polarity Series Intro



If you are interested please contact Jen and register prior to Saturday!  No drop-ins are possible…

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Hi Friends, just wanted to tell you a bit about my upcoming workshop series.  Information and registration can be found in the previous blog post.  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, and please spread the word to those who may be interested…  Looking forward!

3-Workshop Polarity Series in Denver!


If you are interested please contact Jen and register prior to Saturday!  No drop-ins are possible…

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3-Workshop Ashtanga Vinyasa Polarity Series
Saturdays 8:30am-11:00am in Denver

  1. October 27, 2018 — Krama/Vikrama:  Standing, Balancing & Inverting
  2. November 3, 2018 — Prana/Apana:  Forward Bending & Hip Opening
  3. November 10, 2018 — Ida/Pingala:  Twisting & Backbending

Investment:  $135 for the series
Please pay in full via PayPal to to reserve your spot!  

I’m excited to offer this series of 3 Saturday morning workshops in Denver (location disclosed after registration), each detailing a different set of yogic polarities and focusing on a different category of asana.  Each class will build on the previous one and address methodologies that are difficult to learn in other class formats, including basic pranayama in support of the theme of the day.

This series is intended for students with a vinyasa yoga practice, who are interested in deepening their understanding of external forms, the internal forms of breath and bandha, yoga philosophy and its intersection with psychology and neuroscience.  Students can expect to gain skill, confidence and benefit from practice like never before.  So get your yoga on early and have the rest of your Saturday to enjoy other fall activities!

In case you’re considering enrolling in one of my 200-hour teacher trainings in 2019 (more details coming soon), this would be a great way to sample my teaching style, and as an added incentive, those taking this series can apply $50 towards tuition!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂


15-hr Trauma-Informed Ashtanga Yoga Training in Denver August 4-5!

TIAyoga Intro Weekend Denver 2018 (Brochure1)


I’m thrilled to be offering this training as a synthesis of my counseling MA project, my background in neuroscience, 13 years of teaching experience, and my own journey getting the most out of my yoga practice despite trauma and chronic illness. Ashtanga offers us so many powerful tools, but without understanding how our nervous system works, we are not likely to benefit fully from them, regardless of the degree of trauma we may be working with. This is an all-level workshop meant for Ashtangis looking to practice smart.  

Leading psychologists and neuroscientists agree that nearly all of us (whether we recognize it or not) are living with at least some degree of trauma, a condition stemming from overwhelm that has been linked to both distress and disease. Fortunately, yoga interventions based on cutting-edge clinical treatments have been shown to significantly reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (Price et al., 2017), and as trauma resolves, people often find a redoubled sense of vitality and purpose. As Ashtanga yoga practitioners, we have a potent set of techniques at our fingertips, but unless we inquire deeply into the theories, attitudes and interpersonal interactions surrounding these practices, we are not likely to reap maximal benefit from our daily efforts, especially when trauma is present.

In this workshop, we will explore key concepts in trauma healing and examine how we can immediately apply them to our practice. We will consider how the practice environment and student-teacher relationships exert a tremendous impact on the nervous system. We will study the fundamental features of trauma physiology and gain awareness of how our intentions and actions may be perpetuating or alleviating trauma in ourselves and others. Most exciting of all, we will investigate where Ashtanga technologies (such as bandha, mudra and chanting) fit in alongside some of the most ground-breaking trauma therapies available.

This workshop is best suited for curious Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioners and teachers with any level of experience and proficiency. All asana work will be gentle and adaptable to individual circumstance. Since we will be doing self-practice each morning, a simple personal practice and some familiarity with the format of “Mysore-style” classes is highly recommended. Although sharing will never be forced, there will be opportunities to engage in partner exercises and discussion. Please note that this training is not intended to treat trauma, nor are participants encouraged to work outside of their professional Scope of Practice. Resolution of severe trauma may require a multifaceted approach, a pivotal part of which may be a careful yoga practice.

Jen Peters holds an MA in Psychology/Neuroplasticity from Princeton University and an MA in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. She has trained with and assisted her principal Ashtanga yoga teachers Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor for over 2000 hours. Her own experiences with trauma and chronic illness have awakened both her passion for healing and her deep trust in the transformative power of compassionate relationships. She has been teaching yoga internationally since 2004 and is a registered psychotherapist and coach in private practice in Denver, CO. For more information or to contact Jen with questions or concerns, please visit her website

Schedule for both Saturday & Sunday
7:15am-9:15am  TIAyoga Self-Practice assisted by Jen
9:45am-12:15pm  Theory, Practice & Integration
1:45pm-4:45pm  Theory, Practice & Integration 
Refunds & cancellations as per Ashtanga Yoga Denver policy