JENNIFER REIS — E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty, LMT, Ayurveda and Shiatsu therapist, Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Jennifer is an authentic and spirited leader, who has developed and led dynamic retreats and teacher trainings for over 20 years, including leading Kripalu School of Yoga 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, and 800-hr Integrative Yoga Therapy Training. Creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®, she is one of the foremost teachers of yoga nidra. Her CDs have been the best-selling CDs at Kripalu Center for twelve consecutive years. Jennifer’s popular educational Radiant Being newsletter has over 13, 000 subscribers worldwide.
Born in Canada, Jennifer was raised in Calgary, Alberta where she enjoyed the playground of the Rocky Mountains, fresh rivers, lakes, abundant sunshine, and lots of snow and ice! She graduated college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and worked as a professional visual artist in Canada exhibiting her sculpture and installation work nationally before moving to the United States sixteen years ago.
Over the last decades Jennifer has developed two forms of yoga and meditation:
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra has become one of the most prominent forms of yoga nidra meditation. This systematic approach to both relaxation and deep transformation is practiced lying down or seated while being guided through all levels of being (the five koshic bodies) for awareness of the whole being. Over 1000 students have graduated from Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training.
Five Element Yoga flows you through Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether elements with vibrant yoga postures, breathing, hand mudras, self-massage bodywork, reflective questions, and creative expression to bring you back into balance within yourself and nature.
Jennifer is honored to teach weekly yoga classes, R&R workshops, and to serve as a Yoga Therapist at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health MA, the largest yoga center in North America, where she has been teaching for over 16 years. You can also find her around the globe teaching Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training and leading Retreats.