About Jennie Lee
Before I tell you about me, I have a question for you…Do you think it is possible to truly live in JOY? I want you to KNOW that it is! This is why I do what I do, because Yoga and Meditation have brought me to this knowing.
Years ago my life was anything but joyful as I dealt with a rocky marriage, a colicky baby, and an impending move away from my career in Hollywood, friends, my horse and all things familiar. Add in some depression and I needed support. I was studying Spiritual Psychology at the time searching for my own answers and intuitively found them when I wrote my thesis called Joy Therapy. I started by imagining what was possible and eventually integrated my theories with the ancient life science of yoga. After working this process in my own life and with hundreds of clients, I now have tons of proof that Yoga Therapy holds every tool we need to live in JOY. It is my Joy Therapy and I want to share it with you!
Think of this as Spiritual Life Coaching. Counsel is based on a 5,000 year old science of happiness. The wonderful yogi Patanjali compiled a set of teachings for us (the Yoga Sutras) in which we are given directions for managing every stressor life could possibly throw our way. My job is to help you understand how you are keeping yourself from all the Joy that awaits and to help you move beyond limited or negative conditioning to claim your innate freedom and fulfillment. If this sounds good – then let’s get started. There is no time to waste. Life is moving past us at lightening speed. Contact me for a free consultation or read more about what yoga therapy entails. With the right practices and attitudes, today can be filled with love, beauty, and tranquility. Isn’t it time to find your joy and live life to the fullest?!
How I found Yoga
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
When I opened the Stillness in Motion Studio for Yoga & Wellness in Newburyport, MA in 2002, it didn’t take long to 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 realized that everyone was craving a deeper understanding of their life experiences and their purpose for being here.
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 Sutras. 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 is willing to share their struggles and is committed to rising above them. 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 live in JOY.
A few things from the resume...
- Author of True Yoga: Practicing With the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment (releasing January 2016 Llewellyn Worldwide)
- 20 years experience in Yoga Philosophy & Practice, Meditation Studies & Self Development
- Certified Process Therapist (aka Hakomi Method, Somatic Therapy or Body Centered Psychotherapy)
- Master’s Degree Candidate: Spiritual Psychology
- International Retreat Facilitator
- Speaker: Benefits & Practices of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Wellness
- Workshop Developer & Facilitator:
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
- Published writer:
- Professional Member:
First and foremost my greatest teacher and guru is Paramahansa Yogananda, who changed my life, instilled the understanding and love for meditation in me, and guides me with his wisdom daily.
Additionally I have been blessed to study with Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi), Joseph LePage, Nischala Joy Devi, Richard Freeman, Gary Kraftsow, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Richard Miller, Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste, Beryl Bender Birch, Krishna Das, Shakti Gawain, Anodea Judith, Sat Bir Khalsa, Antonio Sausys, Erich Schiffman, Mukunda Stiles, Max Strom and Janet Stone. Also the writings of these fabulous teachers have iinspired and nformed my practice: Sri Swami Satchidananda, B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar, Donna Farhi, Amy Weintraub, Stephen Cope, Sally Kempton, Judith Hanson Lasater, Michael Singer, Mark Nepo, Charlotte Bell, Gabor Mate, David Frawley, Georg Feuerstein, Stephen Levine, Thich Nhat Hanh, Vasant Lad, Eknath Easwaran, Brene Brown, Ram Dass, Bernard Bouanchaud, Henri Nouwen and so many more.