With a corporate office in Los Angeles, California, RYW Director Jen E. Smith travels the globe interviewing, researching and recommending the best that the world has to offer in broadening the yoga spectrum through events.
An avid yoga practitioner and indoor cyclist since the early 90’s, Jen took her first yoga 200 hour teacher training in 2001 through Julian Walker and Rick Gould at Santa Monica Yoga. She followed this with ANOTHER 200 hour TT at YogaWorks with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford. Her THIRD 200 TT was with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center. I guess you could say that she likes to be a student. Teaching classes since 2001, she has also been participating in and teaching teacher trainings, workshops and retreats regularly. An event planner for both YogaWorks and exhale center for sacred movement, Jen has planned over 150 retreats for herself and countless other teachers - not to mention her Group Fitness Management positions at several Equinox locations dating back to 2004. She has opened three clubs, supported thousands of teachers and members, and as an award winning program manager, she has created some of the most successful programing in the history of the company. At this point, esablishing a solid group fitness community is in her bloodstream.
Now, she offers you the best quality retreats by the most kind and generous teachers around. Her guarantee is that you will have a full retreat experience. It’s her intention, her hope, her vision, her prayer.