FOUNTAIN — As we work to rebound from the effects of the pandemic, we continue to bring you stories of how we keep pushing on and the different ways people are growing and trying to cope.
In this edition, we’re introducing you to a small business in Fountain. It’s a mobile yoga studio that opened a brick and mortar and gives back to those who serve so many of us.
Jennifer Clark is a military wife who owns ZENner Mobile Yoga. She teaches her students how to practice yoga and meditation on the road, in person and virtually.
“The neat thing about meditation is that there are so many scientific studies about how it physically changes the brain. And the more we meditate, the more we create a stress barrier to everything that happens in life,” Clark said.
She especially loves teaching beginners with her 101 classes. “It’s our goal to bust the myths out there that you have to be living in a cave with a robe to meditate,” Clark said.
Her classes focus on healing the body from trauma and stress from the inside out. They also build strength, flexibility, and inner peace at the same time.
“They’re zoomed out! They’ve been at home. They need to move their bodies, so they’re really just looking to get out of the house,” Clark said about her students’ needs during the pandemic.
The studio offers scholarships for those in recovery from drugs or alcohol. It also offers Community Heroes memberships, providing discounts for frontline health care workers, teachers, small business owners, military, and their spouses, including Army wife Kate Windslow-Duehr.
“It really just like, grounds me. I tend to be a worrier and have lots of anxiety, and just coming here you get centered,” Windslow-Duehr said.
Her husband is stationed elsewhere, and she’s raising the kids and says this kind of support means so much, “I’ve had to do a lot by myself. It’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for the country, but it’s kind of nice that we get rewarded too. I really appreciate that.”
Windslow-Duehr encouraged those who may be afraid to try, to give it a shot, and said everybody is welcome, “You don’t have to have the tall, skinny body to do yoga. Anybody, any body, can do yoga — like Jennifer likes to say.”
ZENner Mobile Yoga has a Youtube channel where you can check out videos, there are even some for the kids. To find that click here.
For more information on the studio click here.
If you’d like to know about the recovery scholarships click here.
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