1265 N. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45432 | 937.306.8235

Yoga Philosophy, Alignment Flow, and Meditation


This class is taught by:

Jennifer Ater

Owner and Director of Innerlight Yoga & Wellness and Project Innerlight Foundation.
 
A certified yoga teacher for 12 years, Jen is an E-RYT500, experienced Registered Yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance, as well as a Health & Wellness Advocate, Consultant, Coach, Researcher, and Educator.
 
In addition to her journey as a mother, artist, healer, and visionary, she has been studying Holistic Health and Yoga for 16 years. Jen recently completed a Master of Arts degree in Yoga Studies, focusing on the therapeutic benefits of yoga and service through Antioch University and her yoga journey has taken her through an exploration of many styles including Interdisciplinary Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hot-Vinyasa, Anusara, and ParaYoga.

Most recently, Jen has been trained in irest, or Integrative Restoration, a systematic relaxation technique and a version of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep, developed by Richard Miller PhD. She was also recently inspired by her graduate work with and mentored by Karina Mirsky M.A. and E-RYT 500, a certified ParaYoga teacher, trained by Rod Stryker. During her graduate studies, Jen was called to work with Sacred Activism through leadership trainings with Seane Corn’s Off the Mat, Into the World organization called Yoga, Purpose and Action and she co-developed and co-directed the YS Youth Yoga project (an 18 month free Yoga immersion for the Yellow Springs Schools), as well as volunteered with local at-risk and incarcerated youth.

Jen has been fortunate to study with the following internationally recognized teachers: Don & Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and authors of Self-Awakening Yoga, Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten, Seane Corn, Nikki Myers of Yoga & 12 Step Recovery, Sianna Sherman, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman of Freedom Style Yoga and author of Moving into Stillness, Richard Miller of irest Yoga Nidra, and MC Yogi.
Jen also recently completed her 500 hr. Yoga Certification with Becky Morrissey, E-RYT 500 and Mental Health Counselor of Sangha Yoga in Loveland, Ohio. In addition to varied and extensive studies in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga she has studied the following fields:

Thai-Yoga Massage, including 7 weeks of study in Thailand in 2009
Reiki
Energy Healing
Traditional Chinese Energy Theory & Bodywork
Holistic Nutrition
Reflexology
Polarity Bodywork
Craniosacral Bodywork

She has the following degrees and certifications:

B.A. Studio Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - 8/1999
Reiki Master Level 3 - 7/2003
Natural Therapeutic Specialist & Certified Massage Therapist, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 4/2004
Certified Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher,Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara, Costa Rica - 2/2005
Craniosacral Level 1, Upledger Institute - 2006
Various Thai Yoga Massage Certifications - 2005 - 2009
M.A. in Yoga Studies, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH - 8/2013
irest Yoga Nidra level 1 - 8/2014
Ascension Aerial Yoga - 5/2014

 
This Discussion and alignment flow-based class will offer mixed levels sequencing that encourages healthy postural alignment focus, purification, strength, and flexibility of the multidimensional self: body, mind, and soul. This class encourages transformation by inviting yogis and yoginis to work their individual edge and grow and transform within each pose, sequenced through this guided meditation in motion.
 
Each class may also include a community discussion on yoga philosophy before or after the flow, depending on the class theme of the day. 
 
Sequencing will be Mixed Levels. Advanced breath-work, energy theory, mantra, possibly kirtan, and meditation will be integrated as the instructor is intuitively guided. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 17 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Dec 31 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Jan 07 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Jan 14 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Jan 21 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Jan 28 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Feb 04 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Feb 11 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Feb 18 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Feb 25 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Mar 04 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Mar 11 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Mar 18 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Mar 25 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Apr 01 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater
  • Sun Apr 08 11:10 am - 12:25 pm with Jennifer Ater