Jennie Tavares

E-RYT 200: Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Yin Yoga & Meditation Certified

Reiki III in Training, 500 Hour RYT in Training

Arcana Co-Owner

Jennie is a quirky, loving, former long distance runner, artist, activist, healer, and mainer with a fierce dedication to the principles and practice of yoga.  The first time she ever practiced yoga was over 15 years ago. Jennie utilizes yoga as means to ground in the present and soothe her fiery soul, but beyond the physical practice, she is learning to embody yoga’s philosophies and values and  move closer to her ultimate goal- to live yoga. In both private sessions and group classes, Jennie uses Ayurvedic and yogic tools such as posture, mindful adjustment, breath work, meditation, and bandha (energetic locks) to create targeted classes and sessions that address individual and group needs-   physical, energetic, and psychosomatic. She aims  to empower her clients to participate in their own healing process by teaching practical tools that can be used on and off the mat.

In 2011, Jennie began teaching yoga and has since acquired over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She has over 400 hours of training in Vinyasa yoga, Kripalu Yoga, chakra- based yoga sequencing, Yin yoga, dynamic anatomy, barre, pilates, meditation, yoga for addiction recovery, trauma informed yoga and yoga for healthy body image. She graduated from USM with a Bachelors in Psychology and Holistic Health.

Jennie is also certified in Reiki by Arcana’s Mea Tavares. She incorporates Reiki into private yoga sessions, Traditional Usui Reiki sessions, and into savasana in her group yoga classes. She is available by appointment at Arcana on Wednesdays for Reiki sessions or private yoga sessions, and teaches group classes, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings at Arcana. We invite  you to join her in a spiritual and somatic journey of comfortable embodiment, radical self acceptance, and healing.

Our Clients Experiences with Jennie:

“Jennie was a warm and skilled therapist, and her insights during the Reiki treatment (my first ever) were very helpful. After the treatment I felt wonderful for days. I will definitely return to Arcana soon!” – V.

“Jennie is a natural teacher with a warm, intuitive, energetic instructional style. Her upbeat, positive style inspires me and continues to motivate me on my yoga journey. I appreciate her teaching so much that I asked her to teach a weekly class to staff at Small School in South Portland.  I highly recommend Jennie as a yoga instructor.” – G.B.

“My spiritual self finds a space of acceptance and a freedom for expression through Jennie‘s yogic teachings.” – G.P.

“Jennie’s yoga has taught me so much not just about yoga as a form of breath, energy work and movement; but about myself. Jennie consistently pushes me to meet myself with loving kindness, compassion, empathy, and even a little humor. She makes yoga feel accessible for every body. By balancing the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice, Jennie meets her students where they are at, and inspires everyone around her to seek balance.” – K.