For over 40 combined years, Jennifer and Paul have practiced, studied and taught yoga, movement and meditation. Their focus is on a heartfelt alignment with nature, and experiencing yoga and the meditative journey as a way to transform the body and life. Anusara-inspired™ teachers, they incorporate Anusara’s therapeutic Universal Principles of Alignment™, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, including extensive background and experience in Iyengar Yoga™, and their work with elite trainer Brad Bartanen. These two spirited teachers love introducing beginners to yoga, and helping experienced students and teachers take their practice and skill to the next level.
Paul had four professional careers before turning more fully to yoga, and holds degrees in economics and fitness training. He has been teaching mixed yoga programs and classes geared specifically for men for over twelve years and initially helped create the Back Care program at the Ranch. Jennifer has been associated with the Ranch for over 30 years, is Aunusara-inspired™, was certified in Iyengar Yoga in 1989,and is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute. She has completed and assists in the Advanced Studies Program in Hakomi, a somatic based method and is a sculptor. Both are avid students and practitioners of Zen Buddhist and Vipassana meditation and were among the first certified NIA teachers. They own NamaStay Retreat in Santa Cruz County and NamaStay Adventures, offering workshops and retreats worldwide including Tulum, Mexico and Tuscany, Italy.