Jennifer Manaker has been studying and practicing yoga for over 9 years. She began taking classes at Real Hot Yoga in Knoxville with yoga instructor Philip Clift. She now continues to study and practice with him at Renegade Yoga Studio in addition to teaching at Real Hot Yoga. She fell in love with the practice - physically and mentally seeking relief from anxiety. In practicing yoga, she found her breath and feels her purpose is to share that with others. She became a YA-certified teacher in 2019 and continues to perfect her instructional craft. She is most passionate about sharing the process of self-regulation through the practice of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.
She is a mother of 3 boys and watched firsthand the benefits of encouraging them to practice yoga - for both athletic performance and mindfulness. After witnessing this in her own children, she imagines what would happen if every child had the same access. But that’s just the thing, Jennifer believes we all have the ability to access these tools from within. Teaching others how to access these tools is what sets Jennifer apart.
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Jennifer now offers private yoga and meditation training in person and via zoom.
"Jennifer’s guided meditation was an experience that enabled us to feel comforted by her gentle, caring voice and to reduce stress and anxiety in both body and mind. I felt a release of tension as well as being centered in my body, mind and soul. She taught us how to take a few moments each morning to focus on quieting our minds and getting in touch with our bodies, breathing and attitudes to start each day!"