Jennifer O'Sullivan


"Enjoy the miracle of walking on Earth."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Jennifer deeply believes in the power of yoga to heal the body and mind and to nurture the human spirit. She sees the mat and cushion as laboratories for self-discovery and transformation. With an emphasis on mindful movement, she strives to illuminate paths to awareness and wakeful living.

Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade after completing her first training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers. She is also greatly inspired by the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Bhante Gunaratana.

Jennifer is an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher and mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute. Developed by Sarah Powers, Insight yoga is a heart-centered approach that interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology. Her classes include slowly-flowing, strength-building (yang) postures with floor-based (yin) poses, pranayama, and seated meditation.

When not on her mat, Jennifer offers graphic design and online communications consulting services to small businesses, companies, and non-profits that work to support a healthy planet and improve the quality of life for people everywhere. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and French from Tulane University.

Certifications & Endorsements:
Holistic Yoga Teacher Training, 200hr
Pure Prana Yoga Studio

Advanced Interdisciplenary Yoga, 300hr
Nosara Yoga Institute

Insight Yoga, 550hr
Endorsed Insight Yoga Teacher
Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga Institute

Self-Awakening Yoga®
Nosara Yoga Institute

Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy
Paul Grilley

Yin Yoga
Biff Mithoefer

Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release
Jo Phee

Therapeutic Yoga
Cheri Clampett

Prenatal Yoga
Blooma

Yoga for Emotional Balance
Bo Forbes

Embodied Psychology for Yogis
Pyschologically Sound Yoga Teaching
Livia Cohen-Shapiro, Ecstatic Unfoldment

Fascia in Movement Series
Tensegrity in the Body Series
Tom Myers, Anatomy Trains

Thai Yoga Therapy
Thai Institute of Healing Arts

Pranassage®
Nosara Yoga Institute