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Jennifer Crescenzo

Jennifer has over a decade of teaching experience and is a certified RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance.  She has been at the forefront of Yin Yoga in Australia and leads Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops in Australia and internationally.  Jennifer has been mentored by Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley since 2009.  She has studied myofascial meridians with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and has dissected a human cadaver under the guidance of pioneering fascia researcher Gil Hedley. Her understanding of the healing power of yoga is furthered by training with Sarah Powers, Leslie Kaminoff, and Donna Farhi.  Off her yoga mat, Jennifer explores movement in many forms from the elegant beauty of tai chi form Swimming Dragon to the speed and grace of Olympic Lifting.  She believes movement is medicine and her teaching style is inventive and playful, seamlessly blending eastern and western traditions. 

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A few of my favourite things are:

What turns you on about yoga?
That it's a bunch of weird, inside out, upside down shapes that give you different perspectives on yourself and the world around you.  

South Melb Café:
I love Q-11 because they put Indian and Mexican twists on Aussie breakfast classics

Movie and/or Book:
I read a lot so this is tough.  Today I'll say non-fiction is Anatomy Trains because it totally changed they way I understand the human body and fiction is Murakami's 1Q84 because I did not want it to end.

Ice-Cream Flavour:
Don't bother with ice cream.  Bring me a cannoli instead.

I love elephants because they are both powerful and graceful.  They seem to embody sthirah and sukah, steadiness and ease. 

Olympic Lifting, Cooking, Photography

Hidden Talent:
X-ray vision. My students say I can see what they are up to from anywhere in the room!