About Jen Wilking
The body’s structure and function have always been central to Jen's work as a therapist and teacher. She’s an experienced educator of curious yoga teachers who want to create safer and more rewarding asana practices for themselves and their students. Jen strongly believes that good teachers are good students and that it's essential to continue learning, questioning, and evolving—as a person and as a teacher.
Jen has the education and credentials (she's a licensed physical therapist and certified yoga therapist), but what sets her apart is her creativity and enthusiasm. Jen is a gifted teacher of teachers, and she makes learning fun through discussion and hands-on learning. She delivers complex concepts in a clear and accessible way. She believes that one of the most important aspects of learning is: how does this knowledge make a difference? How can we apply and integrate it? A strong foundation in anatomy and kinesiology shows up in class development, cueing, assisting, and modifying during classes. Bones and muscles are the foundation, and there is so much more. When you attend a workshop with Jen, what you learn is likely to show up in life beyond practice and teaching.
Jen has turned novices into self-proclaimed "anatomy junkies," and has inspired many teachers with her down-to-earth, open-minded style. She offers regular workshops in the online and recently launched an online course Anatomy Essentials for Yoga Teachers.
Training & Workshop Testimonials
I attended the Anatomy for Shoulders workshop, led by Jen Wilking and really enjoyed it! What an informative and thorough workshop! I learned more then I imagined and appreciated Jen's energy and great knowledge of the human body and it's movements with regard to yoga. I will seek her out for future workshops!
- Patty N.
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
Jen Wilking, PT, DPT, C-IAYT, E-RYT
DPT - Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2017)
MS - Exercise Science & Wellness (1999)
BS - Physical Therapy (1995)
PT - Physical Therapist licensed in Colorado
DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy
C-IAYT - IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
Yoga Alliance E- RYT 500 & YACEP
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 Teacher
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