Jennifer Kries Lifestyle Expert & Speaker
Jennifer’s remarkable insight, intuition, wisdom, warmth, and wit make her the ideal candidate for your event. She is a lifestyle speaker, who offers a variety of inspiring topics that address her unique approach to integrated lifestyle, fitness and wellness and can tailor any of her lecture topics and presentations to suit the needs of your specific group.
Jennifer’s ability as a lifestyle speaker promotes an integrated mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness that includes a concentration on balanced nutrition, emotional introspection, spiritual practice, and loving relationships, among other foundational principles. Her work is focused on providing guidance for conscious and healthy living in the very challenging world we find ourselves living today. She is a lifestyle expert who continually cites the value of embracing “the journey,” and “enjoying the ride” to remind us all of what is truly important and essential in life, to feel gratitude for all experiences, both the light and the dark, all of the lessons and the gifts that come our way.
She shares her wisdom and gives you the tools to transform your life and the lives of those around you through integrated wellness and fitness strategies that inspire and motivate you. She is a lifestyle speaker that teaches us that everyone has the power to change his/her life for the better and inspire others to do the same through living by example.
Jennifer’s extraordinary lifestyle speaking lectures will inspire, delight and entertain you and leave you with a renewed faith that will bring strength, dedication, determination, spiritual integrity and direction into your life.
Lifestyle Speaking Topics
I. Rediscover the Feminine and Reclaim Your Power
Empower yourself and connect to the divine feminine within you.
Rediscover who you are – – tune into your most essential essence and timeless nature. Give yourself some breathing room, apart from your family, friends and loved ones. Women are the backbone of society, natural givers, providers, multi-taskers … sometimes, we get lost in the shuffle of our frenetic lives and lose our own very vital connection to ourselves, the beauty and the power of who we are as individuals, separate from those we love and whom we bolster every day.
Let Jennifer help you to rekindle the very precious and essential love affair you deserve to have with yourself! Awaken your power, reclaim your authentic self! Learn how easily you can cultivate the inspiration to truly take care of and nurture yourself the way you do others. Learn how acknowledging and honoring your timeless essence is what will inspire you to be your best self and live the life you were intended to live and help you to find direction, purpose and fulfillment in your life.
II. Grow Stronger in These Changing, Challenging, Times:
Body Economics: The Best Investment Is You!
Successful, resilient individuals and organizations understand that change is the very nature of life. It can be an exhilarating process, rather than a daunting one, an opportunity to clear, cleanse, re-evaluate, focus and transform! Jennifer highlights how we can learn to move from old, outworn, outmoded ways (however attached we are to the comfort of the familiar) to the dawning of a new day- – one that makes us feel more vital and alive and fills us with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.
We are all too familiar with that tenuous, challenging place – – “the place between no more and not yet,” the most fertile and at the same time, the most challenging aspect of the process. Successfully traversing it requires a set of non-linear competencies that tap into an expanded way of knowing. Some of these include taking a leap of faith; cultivating comfort with the unknown, inquiry, mindfulness, curiosity, stillness, taking a healthy distance and finding a better vantage point from which to view the situation in order to see its value. Jennifer shares her own personal journey in this lecture, and teaches you how you can embrace it all and meet a transitional place with equanimity and patience, and go beyond to experience a real shift for the better– a true transformation.
In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, lose your cool and your essential humanity . Not only are anxiety and stress responsible for the vast majority of illness, but they compromise creativity and diminish the joy and meaning of life. Hurry and worry conspired to create physical symptoms ranging from migraine headaches to immune disorders. Learning the essential skills of life balance can help you to get your priorities straight and restore your health. In this high-spirited, informative lecture, Jennifer provides simple, practical tools for being happier at home, more effective at work, and less likely to suffer from burnout and stress.
The practical suggestions Jennifer gives in this lecture for creating a more peaceful, productive and fulfilling life can be immediately implemented:
- Acquire the tools to access the positive aspects within the challenge
- Learn the 5 steps to strength and balance
- Learn the difference between the “surviving breath” and the “thriving breath.”
- Walk away with the secret tools to ride the wave of change and use challenge as a way to transform your life!
Jennifer shows how to use the language of economics and investing – – secret “investment tips” in body, mind and spirit that will help you cultivate the inner strength and calm it takes to make good decisions and to reap great rewards. What is the return on investment when it means achieving balance and strength – -focusing on yourself and your body? Small steps lead to major shifts. All that is required is that we begin!
III. Yin Yoga: Let Go & Discover Your Timeless Nature
Learning ways to embrace what is challenging, what feels painful or uncomfortable-rather than running or hiding or trying to disguise yields great rewards. Feel your feelings to heal … learn that the way to truly heal is to feel. Feel and acknowledge.
Letting yourself feel your feelings is what makes the space for your own creative expression and fulfillment-engaging in activities that give meaning to life. Allow yourself to return to your female instincts and vision-your ability to see clearly and trust your feelings.
Give yourself permission to feel, then you can heal. Giving yourself permission to feel allows you to heal and then become empowered-stripping away the layers of traumatic experience to get to the core of who you really are— your timeless nature and essence. Then you can make art and flourish—find your life’s purpose-follow your bliss.
Moving back into Yin is what allows us to rediscover our natural feminine power and gifts of intuition and insight. Finding the goddess within and trusting that it is the beacon that will light your way-illuminate the path ahead. Then the challenge is to be true to yourself and preserve and nurture your power in the company of a man.
Letting go of what you no longer need; creating the inner space you deserve-(to make) making way/room for total life abundance. Time for cleansing, prioritizing and renewal. Time to acquaint oneself with one’s inner self, to discover what really matters, what is worth saving and what is best released …
IV. Subtle Body, Meet Your Outer Body!
How Your Emotions Inform the Mind and Shape the Body
In this very unique and inspiring lecture, Jennifer addresses the delicate and charged subject of body image for men and women and talks about the hidden “story” beneath what exists on the surface, both from a psychological perspective and a Chinese Medicine vantage point. Within our one body, we have several “bodies”— we have the physical body we can see, the flowing, breathing, circulating “subtle body” of energy that exists inside us that we cannot see, and the “pain body,” that is the repository of painful or traumatic events we have experienced in our lives that become vested in our tissues, our muscles, that we come to accept as truth. Jennifer shares her insights to and provides the essential, catalytic information and tools that will help you to liberate yourself, highlighting key aspects from her revolutionary new work, Waking Energy, and offering the opportunity to experience the work for yourself within the context of the lecture. The empowering, inherent qualities of Waking Energy will inspire you to take action and cultivate the courage to go places deep within you, you never could have imagined. Rather than accepting those traumatic events as truth, the work naturally inspires you to question them, to go exploring and revisit these experiences, bringing loving-kindness, compassion and patience to them in order to move them up and out of the body so that the “pain body” becomes replaced by a “light body,” one of greater knowledge, higher power and possibility.
In a Waking Energy workout, our thoughts and feelings and the way our body responds to our breathing and our efforts are all interconnected. We experience the power of our intention and focus and reap immediate rewards. While practicing Waking Energy, we come to trust our inner voice and our own natural healing ability, and discover in a very short time that Waking Energy is the catalyst for inspiration and real change in our lives.
And beyond this, we come to learn that who we are is (at once) both connected to, but not determined by what we look like or may appear as to others.
Waking Energy is the foundation of Hot Body Cool Mind: The Life Force Power Workout, the groundbreaking synthesis from Jennifer Kries, designed to harmonize, tone and balance the body’s “inner” energy systems with 5,000 years of ancient longevity and health secrets, while the Pilates, yoga and dance aspects of The Life Force Power Workout tone, stretch, strengthen and beautify the outer body.
Waking Energy is a magical combination of components that introduces you to yourself while stimulating and opening the major energy centers of the body, the chakra and meridian systems. The workout includes three timeless, mind-body healing traditions that bring you closer to yourself, literally introducing you to yourself in new ways: the quiet, focused, energetic heaven and earth practice of Qigong, combined with the age-defying, energizing 5 Tibetans and long-held, rejuvenating “stretching poses,” or Yin Yoga.
The power of our emotions is significant and has a profound effect on our bodies in the realm of our health and how we see ourselves and how we feel about what we look like and our body image. Self-image. Jennifer brings her experience as healing arts practitioner and professional dancer to bear in this very profound discussion that involves active audience participation.
V. Waking Energy: The Fountain of Youth & Abundance
Go Deep, Open and Energize to access Abundance
The powerful and timeless, workout-art-ritual, journey to self-awareness for everyone that helps you access your limitless potential, fulfillment and peace of mind.
Join Jennifer and tap into your own fountain of youth! Learn how to cultivate boundless energy and find true peace of mind. Introduce yourself to Waking Energy, the all-new age-defying, immune-boosting, revitalizing synthesis that combines Chi-Gong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga. Learn the seamless flow … Enliven and awaken your chi with soothing self-massage and spine mobilization exercises as you learn to access your own energy resources and harness the energy that surrounds you. Then move on to the “Rites of Rejuvenation,” the ancient longevity secret from Tibet and gather your energy with long-held, deeply relaxing stretching poses. Energize, harmonize and balance your body’s meridian and chakra systems for increased vitality and total well-being.
Waking Energy stimulates, harmonizes and recharges kidney chi-your body’s primary energetic resource, or your body’s bank account, so when you “invest” in yourself, in building yourself, (when you bring everything you want in life towards you) in building, bolstering your own energy, you have greater reserves to invest in expanding your horizons, dedicating yourself to projects and passions that add meaning to your life-make your life more meaningful and fulfilling.
Join Jennifer, lifestyle guru and fitness and wellness expert and tap into your own fountain of youth and limitless potential and possibility. Learn how to cultivate boundless energy and find true peace of mind. Waking Energy is Jennifer’s all-new age-defying, immune-boosting, revitalizing synthesis that combines Chi-Gong, the 5 Tibetans and Yin Yoga. Learn the seamless flow … Enliven and awaken your chi with soothing self-massage and spine mobilization exercises as you learn to access your own energy resources and harness the energy that surrounds you. Then move on to the “Rites of Rejuvenation,” the ancient longevity secret from Tibet and recharge your batteries with long-held, deeply relaxing stretching poses. Energize, harmonize and balance your body’s meridian and chakra systems for increased vitality, productivity and total well-being.
VI. Hot Body Cool Mind: Life Philosophy: Beyond Exercise–Life in Balance: Returning to Nature
Embark with Jennifer on a journey to the fountain of youth, to the center of you … Become a time traveler and return thousands of years to the wisdom of the ancient masters of China, India and Tibet. Reacquaint yourself with their reverence for the human body, relearn what has come before, so that you may bring balance, true fitness and energy into your life.
In today’s stress-filled, over-scheduled world, we’ve never needed this more.? Jennifer explains that there exists at the heart of each one of us a silent pulse of perfect rhythm connecting us to all of life, energy and nature–That each of us is a microcosm of the universe, entwined within it, depending upon it. That we are trees, streams, rivers, earth, fire and gold.? That there is day and there is night. Hot and cool. Yang and yin .?In nature, there is a perfect balance and this same balance can exist in you where all of the healing energy you will ever need is waiting to be awakened.
As you create the body you’ve always dreamed of, the “hot body” you can see, Jennifer will teach you to stimulate and harmonize what the ancients called the “subtle body,” the breathing, flowing, circulating “energy” body within you that you cannot see … where balance, true fitness and energy await you—radiant, super-fit, free of stress and forever young!
Jennifer, lifestyle speaker, incorporates the most essential aspects from her Hot Body Cool Mind, Life Force Power workout in this inspiring lecture. She explains the vital connection that exists between us and the world around us and how important it is to cultivate a deeper awareness of this circle of continuity in order to usher in balance and harmony in our lives-to create a vital, new “lifestyle.” She explains that Hot Body Cool Mind is a life-flow, yin-yang workout, a heating-cooling combination that brings your body into balance by mimicking the cycle of nature’s rhythms. It is a cumulative, on-going journey that grows in complexity, subtlety and refinement, a workout that is accessible, simple to learn and easy to master, yet grows as you do, as you become more capable and at ease. A workout that whatever your age or ability delivers exuberance, calm and relief from the everyday.
When you practice Hot Body Cool Mind waking and collecting energy exercises, you not only feel energy awakening within your own body, you develop an entirely new connection to and respect for nature … You will bring energy toward yourself as you harvest and gather chi, your life force— from the earth, from the trees, the flower, the plants and everything that grows and breathes upon it. You will learn to “harness” the energy of the universe and literally “funnel” it into your own body to activate your body’s natural capabilities and reserves to promote healing and balance.
Waking Energy is a magical combination of components that introduces you to yourself while stimulating and opening the major energy centers of the body, the chakra and meridian systems. The workout includes three timeless, mind-body healing traditions: the quiet, focused, energetic heaven and earth practice of Qigong, combined with the age-defying, energizing 5 Tibetans and long-held, rejuvenating “stretching poses,” or Yin Yoga.
In a Hot Body Cool Mind, Waking Energy workout, our thoughts and feelings and the way our body responds to our breathing and our efforts are all interconnected. We come to understand that there is no separation between ourselves and nature, and we learn how to live in harmony within ourselves and with the world around us. We experience the power of our intention and focus and reap immediate rewards. While practicing Waking Energy, we come to trust our inner voice and our own natural healing ability, and discover in a very short time that Waking Energy is the catalyst for inspiration and real change in our lives.
VII. The Business of Balance: Staying Sane as You Help Others do The Same: The Business of Body-Mind and Spirit
Jennifer presents you with the most important tools to thrive in the wellness industry and enjoy yourself in the process– helping you to learn how to preserve your own health and well-being as you help others to do the same and make money while you do it. Sharing her experience from years in the professional and entrepreneurial sphere of the wellness industry, Jennifer helps to light the way toward running a successful and “conscious” business-how to create a business environment in wellness and integrated fitness that fosters growth, balance, clarity and creativity for all involved, from the teacher to the client to the bank and back.
VIII. Be the Architect of Your Destiny:
Jennifer’s Journey: Mind Meets Body Meets Spirit
Drawing upon her years as professional dancer and choreographer and healing arts practitioner, Jennifer speaks about how her career and experiences have shaped her life and influenced and informed her decisions and choices. She discusses the extraordinary twists and turns that her life has taken thus far and explains how she came to step onto the healing path and in so doing, provides a window of insight to others about their life choices, and how and why they arrive at certain places, and how each one of us has the power to choose and shape our lives-to become the architects of our destiny. Jennifer’s story is valuable for women and men alike, and each time proves to be an incredibly motivational and inspiring lecture for people around the world.
~ All lectures include time for questions and answers, and many can also be delivered in an extended workshop format: half-day, full-day, or weekend program. Jennifer can tailor a presentation specifically for your group, or you can choose one of those described here.