Playful and deep, hopeful and sincere,
Jen finds great joy in learning and teaching.
Jen Wilking is a licensed physical therapist with a strong background in anatomy and kinesiology and a Yoga Alliance registered vinyasa yoga teacher. Anatomy for Yogis is a fusion of her enthusiasm for anatomy and love of yoga.
Lighthearted and passionate, Jen's approach to anatomy is contagious. She is known for her engaging style and ability to share complex concepts in a clear and accessible way. Her workshops are applied, relevant, and hands-on. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment, and to integrate knowledge into a safe and rewarding asana practice. Jen believes that a strong foundation in anatomy and biomechanics gives teachers advantages in class development, cueing, assisting, modifying, and adjusting.
Jen delivers creative, challenging experiences on the mat; students are warmly welcomed and genuinely supported. Her knowledge of anatomy shines through in intelligently sequenced classes and engagement-oriented cues. She leads students on a balanced adventure that culminates in an indulgent and well-earned savasana.
Jen is a graduate of The Ohio State University's Physical Therapy Program (1995) and has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science from Arizona State University (1999). In 2012, she completed her 200 hour vinyasa teaching program at cambio. Yoga in Colorado Springs, and in 2014, she earned her 300 hour advanced training certification from Kindness Yoga where she now serves as faculty. Committed to lifelong learning, she has studied extensively with Ginger Garner (Yoga as Medicine), and she is currently a student in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Arcadia University.
Training & Workshop Testimonials
Jen Wilking is awesome! So much knowledge pouring out of her! It really helped pull together how yoga affects our anatomy and how to properly align poses. I'm an "anatomy junky" because of her.
- YTT student
Jen’s workshops are an amazing reference guide not only to the anatomy of the body, but to understanding the way move within yoga poses. In each session of Anatomy Club, a different section of the body is taught. She often has us get into yoga poses while learning about specific bones, muscles and tendons to better understand particular motions and joints. The information is challenging, but she breaks down the terminology so it’s easy to remember and understand. After each session, I leave feeling so happy to have a more integrated understanding and visualization of the human body. - Kayle Lamar, yoga student and teacher
Thank you Jen, I appreciate the passion you exude when it comes to anatomy and yoga – it's infectious and inspired me to want to learn more! - Rochelle Clark, YTT student
During my recent teacher training, Jen Wilking made a six hour presentation of anatomy as it pertains to yoga. Jen did a fantastic job of presenting a lot of information clearly in a short amount of time. Interspersing the asanas & relating anatomy to our own bodies really helped integrate the presentation, and made the complex (to me) information easier to absorb. - Brenn Lea Pearson, YTT student
Jen makes difficult concepts easy to understand. Standing on our mats and working with our muscles is fun! - YTT student
I've never been a fan of the sciences yet I believe strongly in having knowledge since I workout a lot. This class finally "pinned" me down to learn! Really great job!!! I could see and hear your passion!
- YTT student
I like facts! It was nice to know how yoga and the body directly affect each other in a practical way. I enjoyed analyzing the poses and really thinking about what muscles and joints get worked or stretched. - YTT student
Doctorate in Physical Therapy (current)
MS - Exercise Science & Wellness (1999)
BS - Physical Therapy (1995)
PT - Physical Therapist
RYT - Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed Provider
LSVT BIG Certified® Clinician