About

Born in California, but raised in Bellingham, Washington, Jennifer Reed has moved across the country from West coast to East coast more times than she can remember without drawing a complex detailed diagram.  She spent ten years in Montreal, Canada where she received her B.F.A. in Studio Arts at Concordia University.  Once an artist, always an artist, and she enjoys all things creative:  cooking, making jewellery, painting….and writing.  In January, 2011 she went to Itacare, Brazil to get her yoga teaching certificate.  She then travelled around Central America for the following two and a half months.  Memoirs of a Downward Facing Dog is a compilation of stories and emails from that adventure and beyond; a journey into the heart of yoga and a journey into the heart.  Jennifer was teaching at Moksha Yoga Montreal, but is now currently traversing the country once again in an ’85 VW Vanagon, moving to Portland Oregon to open a Moksha/Modo studio of her own.  Follow her here to see where the road takes her or just jump along for the ride.  Find her on Twitter: @adownwarddog.

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  1. Tracy
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 12:26:30

    I don’t follow any tumblrs and I don’t really stick to blogs. I love the idea of people writing when they have to but I simply can’t hold my interest for longer than a few lines, maybe paragraphs… I discovered your blog last Wednesday and since then, it has been pushing back my bedtime for at least an hour, I have shared it with my closest friends and it has got me thinking several times a day (while making breakfast, brushing my teeth, biking to work or even lying down in savasana when trying to put thoughts aside).

    All I have to say is thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou. It had been a while since I felt somebody describing so succinctly feelings I have had for a while. I am thinking of “The Answer, My Friend” and the lines about questioning our authenticity, our “talent”, our creativity and devotion to something always paired and compared to that of others.

    I don’t know you outside our dearest yoga studio but I think you are incredibly insightful and inspiring. I believe in the power of people speaking out their minds and I strive for a world more honest, where we become less afraid of saying what and how we feel. Thank you – SO – much for sharing.

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    • Jennifer Reed
      Nov 06, 2012 @ 13:05:55

      Blush, blush, blush. Thank YOU for that comment! And I appreciate your sharing with friends too! I wrestle with wondering if my writing is relevant, so thank you for letting me know that it causes introspection and tooth-brushing inspiration! I feel insanely lucky that I have stumbled across this path, this community and this way of life. It is THAT which inspires me! xoxo

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