It's our honor and great pleasure to introduce Jennifer O'Sullivan to our teaching staff, as she rolls out a special, three-week pop-up series of Insight Yoga this July 12, 19, and 26 in the Arlington Studio at Sun & Moon. Jennifer deeply believes in the power of yoga and meditation to nurture the human spirit. She sees the mat and cushion as laboratories for self-discovery and transformation. With an emphasis on mindful movement, she strives to illuminate paths to awareness and wakeful living. In her classes and workshops, she shares the tools that she uses every day to maintain steadiness and equilibrium in all aspects of her life.
She's been teaching in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade after completing her first training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers. As a dedicated Dharma student, Jennifer regularly attends practice retreats at Bhante Gunaratana’s Bhavana Society, and she received the Five Mindfulness Trainings and her Dharma name, Peaceful Family of the Heart, from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Insight Yoga, developed by master teacher Sarah Powers, is a heart-centered approach that interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and spiritual psychology. A typical practice blends slowly-flowing (yang) postures, floor-based (yin) postures, pranayama, and seated meditation to create a foundation and refuge for personal inquiry. In broad strokes, classes are designed according to the Chinese Five Elements, and throughout the year, the focus gradually shifts to different areas of the body according to the meridian pairs for the season. Mindfulness is woven throughout.