Jenn/Amba (she, her, hers) is a massage therapist and Integrative Care Coach. Jenn’s journey into holistic health began with her own desire for deep inner healing. This led her to Hatha Yoga and, less than a year after her first yoga class, her first teacher training with Susi Amendola in 2002. She returned to Yoga Now in 2009 for a second round after making some big life changes where she felt drawn to repeat Susi’s program with fresh eyes and a more healthy lifestyle. Since then, she completed studies at Samadhi Yoga Ashram with Guruji Vishnu where she achieved her 500 hours in Himalayan Kundalini Tantra and is presently under the guidance of Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis, author of “Tantra Illuminated,” as an initiate into the Trika Lineage of Classical Nondual Shiva-Shakta Tantra. Living as a NonDual Tantrilka influences all aspects of her journey in this world, including bodywork, Integrative Somatic Therapies and Mind-Body Coaching.
Jenn graduated from Universal College of Healing Arts in 2005 and began her bodywork career. Since her initial education, she has developed an integrative style of bodywork that incorporates many of the modalities – both physical and energetic – that she has trained in along the way. Her most utilized and loved practices include Ayurvedic Marma Therapy, Abhyanga Massage, Myofascial Release, Vibrational Sound Healing, Lomi Lomi, Visceral Abdominal Release, and Thai Massage. In addition to being an LMT, she is both a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher Practitioner and a Vibrational Sound Healer, using both the Nepales bowls and gong as well as Tantric Mantra in the practice of Nyasa. A coaching session with Jenn may include any number of these practices, as well as breathwork, guided visualizations/meditation, and movement, all of which is practiced from an Applied Polyvagal Theory lens.
Prior to going full time in holistic health, Jenn spent 20 years in the corporate sector, followed by many years in non-profit as an advocate and case manager for the Omaha homeless population. She worked with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on a Medicaid/Medicare pilot program on implementation of integrative primary healthcare for those experiencing homelessness and chronic health conditions. She believes we are all embodiments of the same Divine Essence and her mission in this world is to help others find their way home to that internal radiance, no matter what life’s circumstances may be. Hari Om Tat Sat (“That is Truth”)