About Jenn Will

Jenn Will yoga, massageAs a child, I was most comfortable dancing, studying, and being in nature. I grew up in rural Mississippi with acres of woods as my backyard. My mom took me to my first dance class when I was three years old, and although I wasn’t calling it ‘bodywork’ at the time, growing up with dance allowed me to develop a sense and understanding of myself through conscious movement. The deep peace I felt in nature inspired my study of biology and anthropology in college, where I worked to understand how non-“western” cultures approached health and happiness.

I began a yoga practice at age 18 (1993), and found there was a whole philosophy about self-awareness through mindful movement!  The healing power of yoga and dance sparked my interest in other forms of bodywork, and I decided to dive into the healing arts world myself, completing the Integrated (holistic) program at the Atlanta School of Massage in the US in 2002.

I took my first Thai massage course that year @ ASM and was hooked.  It felt to me like the perfect blend of massage and yoga.  I’ve studied with many American Thai Massage teachers through the years, and have spent several months in Thailand, training with master teachers there.  I’ve completed a 390-hour Certified Advanced Practitioner Training course from ITM in Chiang Mai, including a teacher-training program.  I like to combine my love of travel with the study of healing arts from around the world.  When at home, I have a full-time massage practice and teach private yoga sessions in Bloomington, IN, USA.  I teach  several Thai massage workshops per year in Bloomington & beyond.

In my yoga practice, I’ve explored and studied with many teachers, including those in the traditions of Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, and more.  I feel that all forms of yoga serve to lead us to more clearly hear our own inner voice.  I received Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour teacher registration/certification in 2005.

  • Ohio Massage Therapy License #33.023567
  • Indiana Massage Therapy License #20901268
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider #451655-11
  • NCBTMB, National Cert. Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork #327076-00
  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 #20833

 

Education:

MASSAGE/BODYWORK

2017-SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1), Upledger Institute

2017-Craniosacral Therapy 2 (CS2), Upledger Institute

2016-Craniosacral Therapy 1 (CS1), Upledger Institute

2014-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Workshop (LDT1), Chikly Institute

2009-2010-Completed Certified Advanced Practitioner & Teacher-Training Program (over a 2-year period) with International Training Massage School (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand

2009-Thai Massage workshop with Wilai Medjoon, Indianapolis, IN

2006-2009-Private Thai massage instruction and with Debra Robinson of Bliss Thai in Anderson, IN

2004-2009-received Munay Ki rites, via Barbara Ann O-Leary (& the Four Winds Society)

2007-Quantum Touch practitioner workshop

2004-2006-Reiki Master Attunement, Usui lineage

2002-2006-Various Thai massage workshops with Camden Clay (Atlanta, GA) and Chuck Duff (Chicago, IL)

2002-Completed Integrated (Holistic Deep Tissue) Massage Program (600 hours) at Atlanta School of Massage

YOGA/MINDFUL MOVEMENT

2013-Yoga Teacher Intensive (200 hours) with Richard Freeman

2012-Yoga Teacher-training workshop with Richard Freeman

2011-Yoga Teacher-training workshop with Rodney Yee

2007-2011-West African Dance (& drum) training & performance with Harmony Harris and Djo Bi Irie Simon

2009-2010-Tai chi/chi gong training with Chongkol Setthakorn

2005-Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT Certification

2004-Yoga Teacher Training with Rodney Yee

2004-Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson

2003-present-Ashtanga yoga study with Debby Harris

2001-2003-Yoga study with Don Scheumann, bodyworker and author of The Balanced Body

1998-2001-Yoga study with various teachers in Knoxville, TN, Louisville, KY, Tuscaloosa, AL, and central FL (as I worked as a nomadic archaeology field tech)

1993-1998-Yoga study with Sylvia Milosh in Starkville, MS

2003-present-many various yoga workshops with master teachers such as Manju Jois, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Kino Macgregor, Susan Chiochi, Marcia Solomon (Sankskrit/Devanagari script), Rolf Gates, Seane Corn, Thomas Fortel, Matthew Remski, Jules Mitchell, Be Scofield, and years of bellydance with various teachers including Lois Silverman, Bette Lucas, Donna Carlton, Ann Shaffer, and Heather Perry

1993-present-Consistent & in-depth study, reading, watching videos in the realms of yoga and mind-body holistic healing arts.

OTHER EDUCATION

1998-B.A. anthropology, Mississippi State University

 

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