Jem Tree Champion
Jen Champion leads traditional hatha yoga classes designed to make yoga accessible to every body. Asana, pranayama, and meditation are at the seat of her practice and classes. Jen brings soothing qualities to her inspiring classes with her genuine caring attitude. She encourages students to form postures with proper alignment and smooth coordination of breath and movement. Jen enjoys sharing yoga and encouraging people to live in peace and grace on and off the mat.
Jen has been teaching yoga for 18 years with a specialty for assisting boomers and seniors in chair yoga. She led biweekly classes for 15 years at a retirement home and shared yoga with a variety of people throughout venues in Central PA and East Coast music festivals.
She received her 200 hour Certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health https://kripalu.org/ in 2002. She continues to study and plans to attain her 500 hour studies and certification at https://www.himalayaninstitute.org/. Jen studied Iyengar and Tri Yoga, Trance Dance with Shiva Rea and completed workshops in Mediation, Yoga Nidra, and Transformational Living.
Jen, a true team member, volunteered as elected president and director for 15 years for HHWA http://hhwa.org/, a non profit wellness group and the Natural Connection, a center she helped establish in Huntingdon, PA.
Jen cares for her daughter Sage and her two golden lab-retriever dogs and the family adopted stray kitten. Jen and her husband Duane incorporate a gong along with crystal and metal bowls into their practices, classes and workshops. She enjoys growing herbs, hiking amongst waterfalls and hot springs and embracing the gifts of life in beautiful Oregon.