Congratulations to the lovely and amazing Jennifer Pastiloff - YOGANONYMOUS Teacher of the Month!
Jennifer is a Los Angeles-based vinyasa teacher with a ton of teaching experience and an enormous heart, learn more about her and her amazing offerings below:
Jennifer originally comes from Philadelphia by way of NYU before landing in L.A. Starting with Iyengar Yoga, she discovered that yoga helped her to heal many aspects of her life: from depression to injuries from being a runner. She has studied with Annie Carpenter extensively and is the director of Yoga Teachers for So Cal’s chapter of YogaBear (a non-profit that provides free yoga to cancer survivors). She also teacher free yoga to kids and adults with special needs, after being inspired by her nephew Blaise, who has Prader Willi Syndrome.
Jennifer is the founder of G.A.M.E. Yoga: Gifts and Miracles Everyday. Free Yoga for Kids with Special Needs.
In her classes she combines her love of words and poetry and music. Her classes are challenging, yet completely personal. The MOST important part of Jen’s class is having a sense of humor. Her rule of “if you fall, you must laugh,” is strictly enforced.
Yoga helped Jennifer transform her life, and she invites you to do the same and have some fun whilst doing so! Her classes are strong and filled with arm-balances, inversions, and music. What also makes Jen unique is that she has a hearing problem and reads lip. She leads workshops and retreats worldwide, including Yoga + Wine retreats to Ojai, CA and Tuscany Italy, hosts fund-raisers, and writes for LA Yoga and Elephant Journal. Her home base is L.A., where she teaches at Equinox, Liberation Yoga, UpDog Yoga & Cycling, YocaCo, and at brand new Fred Segal Yoga Studio in Santa Monica.
What not to miss:
Yoga + Wine Winter Retreat to Ojai: February 18th – 20th
The Italian Job | Yoga, Food and Wine w/ Jennifer Pastiloff & Dhyana Yoga in Tuscany : June 4th – 11th
~Jennifer teaches regular classes at YogaCo in Santa Monica, Equinox Santa Monica, Liberation Yoga, Updog Yoga & Cycling, and at brand new Fred Segal Yoga~
Why She Kicks Asana
“Jen, Thank you so much for the amazing work you do! You are truly a one of a kind yoga teacher, and probably the best I have yet to find. Each any everyone of your yoga classes is unique and special, because you pour your heart and soul into each class in a different and unique way, and it really is noticed and appreciated. From your amazing sense of humor, to your poetry, to your signature lavender oil, to the talented musicians and healers you work to bring to your classes, which never cease to uplift my soul and brighten my spirit. I feel so grateful and honored to know you and practice with you. You have truly changed my life!”-Carrie Underwood
“Jennifer is an awesome creature. I was like four planks of wood nailed together haphazardly before I started with her and she has somehow fashioned rubber from wood.” - Anonymous
“Well, I can touch my toes now anyway. As patient and delightful a teacher and person you could hope for. She’s deaf as a post though so be prepared for some confusing discussions whilst in down dog. If she can fix me, she can fix anyone.” – Gary Lightbody, lead singer, Snow Patrol
Where to find out more:
Click here to find out more about Jen and to see her full class schedule