About Jennifer Kries
Integrated wellness, fitness and lifestyle expert Jennifer Kries is an internationally renowned mind-body-spirit innovator, credited with being the first to bring Pilates, and The Method, the groundbreaking synthesis of Pilates, Yoga and Dance to a mass audience. Her award-winning videos, The Method Series, Jennifer Kries DVDs, and Fit TV’s The Method Show, revolutionized the fitness community and started the explosive wave of enthusiasm for Pilates and mind/body exercise.
Ms Kries is a fantastically knowledgeable, as well as a gifted and inspiring teacher. Not only is she a natural born instructor, but for everyone who has the privilege of coming in contact with her, a life-changing catalyst!
Jennifer is an acclaimed guest lecturer and instructor at renowned educational health institutions and spa facilities worldwide such as Kriplau, The Omega Institute, Canyon Ranch, Cal-a-Vie, and Rancho La Puerta among others. One of the world’s preeminent mind-body master teachers, 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 creator and producer of several other original DVD series, and modalities, including her all-new Waking Energy: Ancient rejuvenating practices, Hot Body Cool Mind Series: The Life Force Power Workout, The Pilates Method Master Trainer Series; the definitive resource for Pilates professionals, teachers-in-training or Pilates devotees, Yin Yoga, Hot Body Dance; New Body! Pilates, Energy Flow Vinyasa; and author of The Pilates Mat Book and Pilates Plus Method.
As much a star of dance as a fitness expert, she has trained, performed with and choreographed for dance companies worldwide including New York City Ballet, Hubbard Street Chicago, Opus I Contemporary, Balletto di Toscana, the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Philadanco, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Lar Lubovitch. She founded her own company, Contemporary Dance Theatre New York in 1997 and has choreographed several seasons of work in New York City, performing at Lincoln Center and other renowned venues to sold out houses and rave reviews. During her time in New York, Jennifer also worked with many celebrities including Gabriel Byrne, Rachel Weiss, and Jean Triplehorn.
Her approach to fitness and wellness is unsurpassed. Jennifer brings unmatched clarity and an extraordinary perspective to her teaching. Jennifer 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 leads people to experience a joyful connection to themselves and to their essential aliveness. Students tap into a reserve of power, clarity and freedom like never before. Her attention to detail, superb teaching style, artistry, and knowledge of Eastern healing techniques makes her one of the most highly sought-after mind-body teachers today.