Jennifer Pastiloff, as featured on Good Morning America, is a lover of life, laughter, poetry, yoga, (and a really good glass of wine.)
She is the creator of Karaoke Yoga® and Manifestation Yoga®, which are all about causing serious breakthroughs in your life without being too serious. Her rule of "If you fall you must laugh" is strictly enforced! You will oftentimes find yourself singing in Jen's classes. She also firmly believes you should have at least 1 dance party a day. Her classes often include journaling and music, going upside down, belly laughs and good old fashioned rock-n-roll.
She teaches this inspirational style of yoga all over the world with retreats and workshops but home base is Santa Monica. When Jen's nephew Blaise was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader Wille Syndrome (PWS), it prompted her to start GAME Yoga. Gifts And Miracles Everyday: Free Yoga for Kids w/ Special Needs.
Jen is in the process of writing her first book and is currently a Wellness Expert for MindBody Green, has a weekly column on Positively Positive and a popular daily blog called The Manifestation-Station. Jennifer is partially deaf and wears hearing aids.
She spent 13 years working in the same restaurant and believes that everyone should have a job in the service industry at least once in their life. (It's good for the soul.)
"Thank you Jennifer, for shining your light on mine." ~ Christy Turlington.
Fear will always be there. The question is: what are you going to do about it? Are you letting fear run your life? A class designed to challenge fear and not let it be the boss of us. The mantra comes from my bracelet that says, "F*ck Fear and Fly."
Learning how to be kinder to ourselves in our minds, and in our bodies. Ask yourself what that means to you as you move through a challenging vinyasa flow class. You cannot give away what you do not have, as Wayne Dyer always said. This class challenges you to look at how you are treating yourself.
Today may I not let fear be the boss of me. A challenging and sweaty all levels class with lots of chair poses, twists, inversions, core work and hip-openers. You can go at your own pace as always in my classes.
The theme of this class is the question, "How may I serve?" How may I offer my heart or my body even? Letting our bodies guide us to come to the answer in an all levels vinyasa flow that is sure to get you sweaty while also allowing you to get quiet and go inward to find answers. Lots of core work, twists, lunges, and meditation.
Wayne Dyer used to say that worrying is like saying little prayers for the things you do not want. This class is focused on releasing worry and fear from your body. Twists, sun salutations, core work, inversions and backbends- this class is for all levels, as all my classes are.
Be a Human Thank You. The mantra for this class is simple and powerful: Thank You. Starting with a meditation on the back and moving through a challenging but all level flow with lots of core work and ending with a long cool-down.
When I get to the end of my life and I ask, "One final what have I done?" Let my answer be, "I have done love." The mantra of this all levels class is "I have done love." A sweaty and soulful practice with a long cool-down focused on being love, out in the world and with and to our bodies. Ending with an amazing poem called "Good Bones" by Maggie Smith.
Begin again. The theme and mantra of this class is "begin again." A reminder that we always have that choice. A very sweaty flow-based class that keeps you moving for almost an hour before a sweet, long cool down. Includes heart opening, poetry and music, as usual.
Be love. The theme of this class is plain and simple: be love. A homeless man was wearing a sign that said this and he passed it on to me so I am passing it on through this class. When the hands come to prayer the mantra is simply "be love." A sweaty vinyasa flow class suitable for all levels with plenty of twists, backbends and hip openers.
Finding the miraculous in the mundane. This class is based on an experience I had in an airport which reminded me that it is always up to me, to all of us, to find the miraculous and the beautiful. No matter what. A class for all levels with a long sweet cool-down at the end. We go a little slower as we twist and flow through a quiet yet powerful vinyasa flow class. Expect focus on the breath, poetry and laughter, as usual.