Jennifer Pastiloff | Yoga Teacher | Los Angeles
In the ironies of all ironies, I was out of balance. Then came YogaEarth. I’ve found that taking Balance in the morning keeps me going in a way I’ve never experienced before. I no longer “crash” midday, which so commonly happens with coffee or sugar. After I do my own yoga practice or work with the kids with special needs for GAME Yoga, I take Vitality.
The kids take it out of me, YogaEarth puts it right back in.
The kids have met their match in YogaEarth. It's keeps going, just like they do. Nothing can stop me now! I have found balance where I once was lacking. It’s as vital to me as air. Balance and Vitality: The tools for which I build my life and sustain my seva and passion. Thank you YogaEarth for allowing me to be me. Without pause.
Jennifer originally comes from Philadelphia by way of NYU before landing in L.A. Starting with Iyengar Yoga, she discovered that yoga helped her to heal many aspects of her life: from depression to injuries from being a runner. She has studied with Annie Carpenter extensively and is the creator of GAME: Gifts And Miracles Everyday: Free Yoga For Kids With Special Needs. Learn more at gameyoga.org. She created GAME after being inspired by her nephew Blaise, who has Prader Willi Syndrome.
In her classes Jen teaches her signature 'Manifestation Yoga': causing breakthroughs in your life through your yoga practice. The MOST important part of Jen’s class is having a sense of humor. Her rule of “if you fall, you must laugh,” is strictly enforced. You aren't allowed to take yourself too seriously.
Yoga helped Jennifer transform her life, and she invites you to do the same and have some fun whilst doing so! Her classes are strong and filled with arm-balances, inversions, music and poems ( most her own). What also makes Jen unique is that she has a hearing problem and wears a hearing aid . She leads workshops and retreats worldwide, including Yoga + Wine retreats to Ojai, CA and Tuscany Italy, hosts fund-raisers, and writes for LA Yoga and Elephant Journal.Her home base is L.A., where she teaches at Equinox, Liberation Yoga, UpDog Yoga & Cycling, The Yoga Collective,and at Sports Club LA. She also teaches at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia and PUREYoga in NYC.