Dancer, choreographer, author, Pilates master teacher and yoga devotee, Jennifer Kries is an unparalleled innovator in the realm of alternative health and fitness. First to bring Pilates to the masses, her award-winning videos and DVDs, The Method Series, Jennifer Kries’ Pilates Method and Fox/Fit TV’s, The Method Show, revolutionized the fitness community, paving the way for the current wave of enthusiasm for Pilates mind-body exercise.
One of the world’s preeminent Pilates master teachers and Yoga instructors, she is responsible for launching many of today’s most respected professionals who teach either traditional Pilates or The Method, her trademark mind-body synthesis: Pilates, yoga, and dance. She is the founder of New York’s, Balance Pilates, Yoga, and Dance, Hot Body Cool Mind—The Studio in Philadelphia, Artistic Director and Founder of Contemporary Dance Theatre New York and most recently, creator and producer of yet another ground-breaking four part DVD series, Hot Body Cool Mind: The Life Force Power Workout!
She has practiced yoga since 1988 and has been teaching and inspiring thousands with her unique approach since 1995.She trained with Lindsey Clennell at the Iyengar Institute in New York City, with Alan Finger, Founder of the ISHTA System and BeYoga Studios in New York, with Sarah Powers, master teacher of Yin Yoga and Buddhist meditation at Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts and with the esteemed Kofi Busia, one of B.K.S. Iyengar’s renowned Senior teachers. Jennifer’s yoga style blends a heating flow or Yang Vinyasa practice, influenced by Ashtanga, Iyengar and Kundalini styles with a Yin component, a practice of long held poses to enhance and harmonize the body’s the meridian and organ systems to create total balance and health in the body-mind.
Her approach to personal fitness is unsurpassed. Jennifer brings unmatched clarity and an extraordinary perspective to her teaching. She has inspired countless readers, practitioners, graduates of her programs, and viewers alike to embrace her all-encompassing philosophy of movement, art, health, life and energy. Through her inspiring work, she helps people transform far more than their bodies, enabling them to tap into a reserve of power never before experienced. Her attention to detail, superb teaching style, artistry, and knowledge of Eastern healing techniques, anatomy and energy dynamics makes her one of the most highly sought-after mind-body teachers in the world today.