Yoga therapist, Jennie Lee

About Jennie Lee

Do you think it is possible to truly LIVE JOY?  I KNOW it is!

When I first began studying Spiritual Psychology, I was asked to create a personal “Theory of Counseling.” At the time, my life was anything BUT joyful – a rocky marriage, a colicky baby, and an impending move away from my career in Hollywood, friends, my horse and all things familiar. However, although apprehensive about the unknown, something in me believed i could find happiness again. So I crafted a theory of how to get there, and  called it Joy Therapy. Now integrated with the ancient life sciences of yoga and meditation, this is what I offer you. Tools to make life altering choices to move toward JOY. .

Well, when I wrote my counseling theory of Joy Therapy,  I had no idea I was creating a parallel model to the outline for happiness that Yogis had put forth in the Yoga Sutras called the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Five thousand years ago, they discovered that with the right practices and behaviors, life could be filled with love, beauty, tranquility and that’s right…JOY!

Once I realized that the headstands and downward dogs I loved practicing were connected to this amazing science of happiness, it made perfect sense to adopt my predecessors’ path and merge my Joy Therapy into Yoga Therapy.

Many years have past since then and through Yoga Therapy I have personally overcome severe depression, the loss of a child, a divorce, several cross country moves, and a decade of single parenting. And I have never lost the knowing that it IS possible to live in JOY.  I want to share this with you!!

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A Non-Traditional Life Coaching Model

Yoga Life Coach

The Yoga Therapy I offer is like Holistic Life Coaching. It is not “traditional” and I don’t base my counsel on the latest trends, but rather on 20 years studying a 5,000 year old science of happiness – Yoga. Through the complete teachings of this ancient practice, I help you understand your conditioning and how to move beyond it to greater freedom. If credentials are important to you the resume follows, but are you really going to hire a coach or therapist because they have a degree from such-and-such University? Or are you going to assess their qualifications based on real time experience LIVING the stuff they are counseling and teaching?

I am not the right teacher for everyone. But if you are ready to make the inevitably-challenging-yet-always-rewarding positive change that you’ve been thinking or talking about for years – then let’s go. There is no time to waste. Life is moving past you at lightening speed. I am ready, willing, and committed to the process with you.

If you still need convincing that the teachings of Yoga have anything to offer you personally, well just Google it: Benefits of Yoga & Meditation. It hasn’t been around for 5000 years for no reason!

If all of this is feeling ‘right’ to you, contact me for a free consultation. Or read what is yoga therapy?

How I found Yoga

Jennie Lee finds yoga therapy

I was introduced to Yoga about 20 years ago and knew from the first class I took (Bryan Kest Power Yoga, LA) that it would be part of my life forever. At first, I was captivated by the physical benefits of Yoga – how my body felt after the wonderful stretches and strengthening postures. I actually began to feel at home in my physical self for the first time ever!

When I became pregnant with my first child,  I toned down the physical practice and studied with a teacher who focused on Pranayama. Pranayama is life energy control. I started to understand how my emotions and thoughts were in fact controllable with the correct meditation techniques and discipline.


When Yoga became Yoga Therapy

Yoga and Yoga Therapy
Yoga became my therapy during my second pregnancy. We lost this child at birth and I had no where to go but to my practice. Digging deeper into the spiritual aspects of the Yoga Siutra I realized that everything I needed to heal was within these ancient teachings.  I opened a small studio in Newburyport, MA called Stillness in Motion Yoga & Wellness in 2002 and almost from the get-go I could see that my students, whether they knew it or not, had come for more than just tight abs and loose hamstrings. In the intimate moments of practice, I could see that everyone was craving a deeper understanding of their experience, their purpose, and the meaning behind this whole crazy life. So I began combining techniques I had learned in my Master’s work in Spiritual Psychology and Certification in Somatic Therapy with the daily practices taught in the Yoga Sutra. This is my hybrid process of Yoga Therapy. Today I am incredibly blessed to have shared the healing benefits of Yoga Therapy with thousands of students. I am honored by each person that comes willing to share their struggles and available to do the work to rise above. Having gone through extensive loss and life change myself, I get it! Life can be difficult AND I know that Yoga holds the keys to the happiness we all seek. We can get through it all and live in JOY.

A few things from the resume...

Hiking Oahu with Jennie Lee

If you have read this far, you have a sense of the teacher I am. If what I write resonates, call me and let’s get started today. If you still want to see credentials, here are a few bullet points.

  • Over 20 years experience in Yoga Philosophy & Practice, Meditation Studies & Self Development
  • Certified in Process Therapy (aka Hakomi Method, Somatic Therapy or Body Centered Psychotherapy)
  • Master’s Degree Candidate in Spiritual Psychology
  • International Yoga and Meditation Retreat Facilitator (9 years running)
  • Workshop Developer & Public Speaker:

Yoga of Love & Devotion, Gratitude Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Imagination, Yoga of Conscious Trust, Implementing Conscious Change, Sri Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: the 8 Limbs of Yoga, The 10 Components of Wellness, Your Steps to Consciousness, Authenticity and Wellness, Conquering Fear, Chakra Clearing, and Opening to More Joy

  • Corporate Yoga Presenter on Benefits & Practices for management meetings & retreats
  • Published writer:

Mind Body Green Blogger, Yoga Therapy Today Magazine, Common Ground Magazine, Gaiam TV/My Yoga Online, Conscious Moms Online, Living the Truth and Yoga Finder. Books include Heart Centered Parenting & an as yet untitled Yoga book.

  • Member:

International Association of Yoga Therapists, National Association of Professional Women, Social Wahines Hawai’i, Elite Properties Concierge Services, Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii Partner

What clients have to say about my work

So many wonderful people come through my practice of yoga Kailua and yoga Hawaii, including big hearted celebrities like Rachel McAdams, Emily Blunt, and Bradley Cooper’s mom, Gloria Cooper. Read more  Client Information here and see Testimonials on the benefits of Yoga Therapy. Maybe this is the year for your private yoga instruction or Hawaii yoga retreat!