Jennie Tavares

Jennie is a quirky, loving, ex-long distance runner, yogi, and dedicated barre instructor.

She attributes yoga and barre to a deep relationship that has formed between her mind and body. Her movement practice helps ground her in the present, out of her head, and soothes her fiery soul. Jennie encourages students to work hard in her classes, but to be mindful of alignment and breath. She emphasizes form and incorporates subtle energy body work into her sequences – leaving students aligned in body, mind, and spirit.

Jennie aims to teach with accessibility and safety, and her classes are always judgement-free. She credits much of her style and knowledge to her magnificent teachers. In 2011, Jennie took her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Kate McGown in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2013, Jennie trained in Rasamaya Yoga, Barre, Mat Pilates, and Dynamic Anatomy with Carrie Tyler. She has become a bit of a training enthusiast and has also been trained in Addiction Recovery Yoga with Niki Meyers, Yin Yoga and Meditation with Sagel Urlacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Beth Jones, High Intensity Interval Training with Liz Gagnon, and EBT Yoga for body image improvement with Chelsea Roff.

Jennie obtained her BA in Psychology and Holistic Health in 2015 from the University of Southern Maine and is a Reiki II practitioner. She is currently studying to be a Reiki III practitioner and teacher, and is partaking in Kripalu’s 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. She just completed her first 200 Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training as the lead instructor and believes her greatest teachers are her students. Through her own ongoing practice, Jennie is learning to radically accept herself, imperfections and all. She hopes you will join her in a her spiritual, somatic journey of movement and grace.