Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

Jennifer is a professional Integrative Yoga therapist, master yoga nidra teacher, LMT, and Kripalu Yoga teacher. She has been leading yoga retreats and professional trainings, including yoga nidra teacher training, since 1996, and has served on Kripalu’s faculty for more than 10 years. Jennifer has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Her voice carries students inward to a place of stillness and connection. Jennifer is the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga—an inspired style in the Kripalu tradition—and her CD Deep Relaxation is a Kripalu best-seller.
Posted on August 11th, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation, Yoga

Mudras for Your Heart

Connect with the wisdom and energy of your heart, with Kripalu Yoga teacher, Jennifer Reis.

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Posted on July 14th, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation

A Calming Meditation

Enjoy this calming meditation with Kripalu faculty member Jennifer Reis—a perfect way to start the week!

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Posted on December 1st, 2012 by in Yoga

Mudra Yoga

The practice of Mudra Yoga opens your highest potential to feel and heal, inviting your deepest self to surface. An empowering and meditative practice, it is a doorway to exploring the potential of posture and meditation in a whole new light. You will come into a state of clarity as you experience your innate wholeness, while gaining tools to transform and deepen both your own and your students’ yoga practice.

History of Mudras

Mudras are gestures or postures for the hands, face, or other key areas of the body. In Sanskrit, mudra means gesture or seal, referring to locking or sealing in a specific feeling, state, or energy for a particular effect. For example, Anjali Mudra, commonly known as “prayer pose,” awakens and locks in feelings of reverence, peace, and connection to our own and all others’ hearts.

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Posted on May 29th, 2012 by in Meditation

Awakening the Senses Meditation

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. –John Burroughs

This is a wonderful practice for spring! Remain receptive as you allow your senses to blossom.

Receive sound. Go outside. Stand or sit, and close your eyes. Touch your ears: feel the wrinkles and folds of the ears, lobes. Become aware of the ear canals, inner ears. Let sounds come to you. Allow your hearing to be soft, spacious, and open. Not needing to identify any sounds, let them make their way into your awareness as they will. Birds, insects, automobiles, an airplane high above, rustling grass, people talking. Welcome everything in.

Receive sight. Touch your eyes: feel your eyelids, eyelashes, surface of the eyes, centers of the eyes, eye sockets. Allow your eyes to open and remain soft. View the world with your peripheral vision. Like a deer or a butterfly, remain sensitive and open to the world around you, taking in all the colors, light, and shadow, form and texture. Not focusing on any particular thing, allow the world to seep into your eyes.

Flow with your rhythm. Begin to walk. Stroll aimlessly, following an inner rhythm without trying to get anywhere.

Receive fragrance. Begin to notice scent in the air, the fragrances surrounding you. Without needing to identify scents, and without needing to label them as “good” or “bad”, “pleasant” or “unpleasant”, be guided by your nose. Imagine you are a dog with a large nose who is guided only by scent. You may like to get closer to things to receive their fragrance more fully.

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