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The Mind Games Podcast with Hailey and Ronnie Lott

Jan 22, 2019

Jennifer Prugh is the founder of Breathe Together Yoga and the JOY of Yoga 200 Hour and 300 Hour teacher trainings. With a Master’s Degree in Art and Consciousness, eight years as an Associate Professor of storytelling, storyboarding and creativity, and ten years as a professional artist, Jennifer is passionate about making traditional yogic teachings accessible, so that students are enabled to develop a personal practice and live the practice of yoga.

Introduced to yoga as a child in 1969, Jennifer has been a steady vinyasa and flow practitioner since 1989 when she began with Sherri Baptiste. She has trained within the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bhakti Vinyasa, Vinyasa Krama, and Prajna Yoga lineages. She is also certified as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy.

She teaches Mandala Vinyasa Krama, a creative and exploratory form of moving meditation. She developed the Tapas series, a seasonal approach to yoga-asana. She opened Breathe Together Yoga in Los Gatos, California in 2011 to provide yoga to everyone. Comprised of two studios, a wellness center and tea house, the studio is an experiment into what it means to live fully. You can find her online classes on

Since 2009, she has traveled virtually all over the world leading yoga trainings, adventures and retreats. Jennifer has traveled to India over a dozen times and is in the process of completing a photography book on the River Ganga. Jennifer took refuge in 2010 and is a member of the board of the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation. She lives with her husband Will, their teenage son Liam and two golden retrievers, Hobbes and River.

  • Mental Health is learning to skillfully move through life the best we can. 
  • We can realize that we are not the thoughts in our head and that we have choice.
  • Various ways yoga can be easier than a seated meditation. 
  • mental health to me is the capacity to live in the present moment according to jen
  • The importance of having a regular practice - we become better at noticing when we have gone somewhere else and then bringing ourself back to the present moment.
  • A process off remembrance -  bringing yourself back to the breath
  • Partnership or Spiritual Associates 
  • Notice how and when you are projecting your creates story with yourself and then in relationships to free yourself of suffering. 
  • Overcome the triggers you may feel in your different relationships to find growth. 
  • “You can throw a person out of your life but you can’t throw them out of your heart”
  • How to take responsibility in your relationships to find freedom and learn to play the game so everyone can win. 
  • Hang with the things that are difficult in order to watch those difficult moments shift.
  • As you practice you can learn to stop taking the mind so seriously.
  • As we get older the game gets more refined and it becomes this internal game we play
  • Going from doing to being can be difficult because we are all addicted to doing but it is possible. 
  • Getting better at recognizing the opportunity in each situation is a practice.
  • Recognizing your worth from the moment you entered this space.