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About Jen

Hi there!  I've been on a personal journey to restore health and wellness in my life, and I'm passionate to support and guide others on their unique paths to living in greater balance.

Jen feels at home in nature

As a Connecticut native, I grew up between Norwalk and Trumbull and now reside in Southbury.  In 2021, I moved back to Connecticut after living in the Vail, Colorado area for over 20 years.  Part of restoring balance in my life meant I needed to return closer to my family and while the mountains will always be part of me, I'm very happy to share in the everyday life of my close family.  With the opening of a collective holistic workshare studio, Newtown Wellness Collective in Sandy Hook in 2022, and joining the Southbury Womens Club in 2023, I feel very connected to my community and know I've set solid new roots.  Being outdoors has long been a part of my life and I enjoy hiking the area trails and state parks, paddleboarding on a serene lake during the summer, practicing yoga on my patio, growing herbs and tending to flowers, and of course, skiing in the winter.  It's felt so nourishing to finally find myself, to slow down, and to refocus on what matters most to me.


Professionally, my passion for skiing first drew me to Colorado and I taught with the Vail Ski & Ride School for a number of years.  My next great passion, a strong love of delicious food, launched me into a career in hospitality, with a focus on fine dining food and beverage.  Over a span of 20 years, I owned and operated an Italian restaurant in Eagle, Colorado and then served as a senior manager for several of Vail’s culinary gems, including Beano’s Cabin, Game Creek Club & Restaurant and The 10th, Vail’s premier on-mountain fine dining and event venue.  In 2020, I was asked to fill a stronger leadership role and served as the acting Director of Dining for Vail Mountain, a rewarding experience but also the one that would eventually point me back to Connecticut and into pursuing my calling for mindful living, yoga and holistic wellness.  I am so grateful for the time I shared mentoring and guiding my team to find stronger personal and professional growth; little did I know I was already on my path to supporting others to find their greater mission and purpose in life.

As early as 2008, I can recall leaning into a more holistic approach for my own health.  Working through IBS and intermittent weight gain/loss, I turned to refining my diet and became aware of dietary restrictions.  Once I addressed those, my overall health began to improve.  A few years later, recognizing my mood shifted every time I arrive to work, I wanted to know how I could better manage the impacts of the space's energy on me, and I began working with crystals as protection and support.  And when my stress levels reached an unsustainable level, I found yoga and gained invaluable skills to remain present and find inner calm and peace.  My quest to find organic ways to sustain and improve my wellness has been ongoing, and in 2021, I took a leap of faith to step into this fully and formalized my Reiki Master Teacher path, pursued studies in integrative nutrition & whole wellness coaching, and completed yoga teacher certification.  Through it all, I've reconnected with my authentic Self, discarding limiting beliefs and societal conditioning, and embracing a more mindful and spiritual lifestyle. It's been liberating to redefine for myself what my unique life looks like.

In my second (and truthfully, my intended) career, I enjoy supporting and guiding clients to increase overall greater health and wellbeing.  Locally, I see clients for traditional Reiki healing sessions, personal wellness & lifestyle coaching, private or group yoga classes, and I lead workshops and Reiki Trainings at Newtown Wellness Collective.  Globally, I mentor participants completing my online Cultivate Your Purpose program, combining personal inquisition and exploration with somatic embodiment practices rooted in yoga, to unite wellbeing across mind, body and spirit.  I'm also always evolving and expanding, and recently completed Energy Medicine Yoga training with Lauren Walker and a Shamanic Reiki Master program with Stacey Gibbons.  These practices wind their way into all I offer, helping me to not only continue my own healing journey, but also supporting my clients and community to find greater peace, light, joy and satisfaction in life.


I look forward to meeting you and to learning what you want to restore, reconnect with, for your life.  When you can feel more at home within, aligned with your truth and living authentically, your unique internal light shines so much more brightly!

With loving kindness ~ Jen

With special thanks to:

Jane Manchon of Juniper Moon Healing Arts, Boulder, Colorado – Reiki Level I, II, ART & Master Training Mentor

Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, New York – IAHC-Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Aline Marie of Modern Hatha School of Yoga, Newtown, Connecticut – RYT-200 Training Mentor

Liz Glover Wilson of Stone Wave Yoga, Gardiner, New York – Yin & Restorative 50-hour Training Mentor

Jacqueline Fitch & Lauren Walker of Energy Medicine Yoga – Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher Training Mentors

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