Teacher Feature: Jennifer Triassi

I am thrilled to be part of the teaching team at Tranquil Space, leading the Sat 12:15 pm Open Flow and Sun 6:00 pm Restorative at Arlington. My absolute favorite part of teaching is providing assists and adjustments for my students. I am continually amazed at what our bodies can do “with just a little help from our friends.” My favorite pose to practice is triangle for it’s deep opening of the hips and hamstrings and the lengthening of the spine and side waist; my home practice is not complete without it!

Off the mat, I enjoy spending time with my husband Mike and 17-month old yogini Sofie Rose—who continually inspires me to be the best person/ mommy I can be! When I’m not chasing Sofie, I like to curl up on the couch with a good read (anything yoga-related, currently loving Poser by Claire Dederer) and my three matching Shih Tzu fur babies. Dogs are natural yogis and I would join their ranks if I could! I’ve stopped counting how many times I’ve watched my favorite movies (three-way tie between Lonesome Dove, Steel Magnolias, and For Love of the Game). I snack on pomegranates and mangoes because they are so yummy and provide heaping doses of anti-oxidants. I have a passion for baking sinfully decadent cheesecakes because they are classic, challenging to bake, and have always been my mom’s favorite dessert. I love to spend holidays, especially Thanksgiving, with my family back home in rural Pennsylvania—-complete with pumpkin cheesecake on gingersnap crust!

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