About Jennifer Sundeen
A resident of Harvard, Massachusetts, Jennifer Sundeen is a yoga instructor, spiritual teacher, healer, poet, activist, community architect, and the mother of three daughters. She is the founder of several organizations that support girls, women, spirituality and the earth including The Durga Studio, Durga's Red Tent, Goddess Pilgrimages, The Lalla Project, and The Harvard Farmer's Market.
Jennifer was five years old when she met her first two yoga teachers, Hannah Greenberg, who introduced her to Hatha yoga back in 1974; and an ancient beech tree, who taught her about rhythms, cycles, the earth, and Oneness. These connections to body and nature deeply affected a young Jen and immediately found a place in her heart. Since that time she has spent her years pursuing the yogic path in many varied and beautiful ways.
Over the past 20 years, Jen has tried to find as many ways possible to celebrate the Divine Feminine; she is committed to bringing awareness to this aspect of our consciousness in order to heal our Earth and Ourselves, so very necessary in our current day and time.
The Durga Studio is a reflection of that devotion and is in truth a Goddess Temple without walls. The business model is circular, one of inclusion rather than hierarchy, and supports the idea that we all hold inside of us an inner healer and artist, and to that end welcomes the gifts our community has to offer. The more we embrace each other, the wider our circle of Love will grow. Durga has many arms after all.
Jen has studied and practiced with many beautiful and inspiring teachers throughout the years. She has been particularly drawn to Tantra, a practice that teaches us how to live fully, joyfully and in full Presence each and every moment. She has been inspired by a yoga practice called Prana Flow, which has its roots in tantra and aligns us with universal rhythms; she has been training with its founder ~ Shiva Rea ~ for many years. She also bows in gratitude to her teachers of ancient ritual: Kali priests Shivachariar Bhairavji, Swami Satha Sivom, and his daughter Harsha Sivom, a true embodiment of the Goddess.
Jennifer is dedicated to imparting her yogic philosophy to everyone: To find connections with all people, to cherish the earth, to live healthy lifestyles, to find beauty in the everyday moments, to rediscover the rhythms of the universe, to find the divine being that resides in all of us, and to shine who we truly are.
Appearances & Workshops
Jen Sundeen has had the wonderful opportunity to share the poetry and wisdom of the ancient Kashmiri poet Lalla, and the struggles and triumphs of the Feminine, throughout New England and beyond. Often accompanied by live music, she gives live readings as well as transformative movement and meditation workshops that are supported by Lalla’s poetry. She is excited to share the release of Lalla Unveiled with you! Please contact her if your yoga studio, spiritual group, book club, college, or special interest group would like to find out more about Lalla’s poetry and Jen’s unique and personal perspective.
Jen has also spent the past two decades teaching women’s empowerment workshops, weekend and week-long immersions in the Divine Feminine, Teen Goddess workshops, yoga/mythology/philosophy workshops, and creating Red Tent gatherings across the country. She would love to offer a workshop or event in your area! These can be tailored to your needs, budget and time-frame.
In addition, she leads Pilgrimages to sacred sites of the Divine Feminine across the globe. She is happy to coordinate an exceptional experience for you, whether it be an individual journey, a private group or family tour, or perhaps you might join her Tribe on their next annual and unforgettable Goddess excursion! There truly is nothing on earth quite like Jen’s Goddess Pilgrimages!
Lalla Poetry Readings with Live Music
Women’s Empowerment Workshops
Teen Goddess Workshops
Red Tent Gatherings
Day, Weekend & Week Immersions
Jen offers discounted Skype sessions, primarily question and answer sessions about Lalla or the Divine Feminine for:
Women's Advocacy Groups
RECENT WORKSHOPS/LIVE READINGS: RECENT PILGRIMAGES:
San Francisco Breckenridge Malta Mexico
Harvard Denver Sicily Ireland
Boston Concord Crete Cornwall
Pittsburgh Wellesley Bali