Tantra & Ayurveda

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Where Candace Teaches

Putney Moves

Putney, VT

2019

About Candace, the Yoga Teacher, Practitioner and Student

Candace has been practicing yoga since she was an art student in Philadelphia in 2005. Initially drawn to yoga for fitness’ sake, it quickly became clear to her that the power of movement, mindfulness and breath were affecting her beyond physiologically. She has studied Tantric Hatha in the Sri Vidya tradition since 2008, and completed both her 200 hour certification and 500 hour advanced study through San Francisco based Sri Yoga, with Jean Mazzei and Brenna Geehan.

 

Sri Yoga focuses on both yoga asana and Tantric philosophy, with emphases on energy management and resplendence. Candace has also taken workshops and studied with grand teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait at the Himalayan Institute, YogaRupa Rod Stryker, and the Viniyoga Institute's Gary Kraftsow. Her studies most recently have continued through Katie Silcox's Shakti School, with a focus on Feminine Form Ayurveda and Tantra.

Tantra is a huge umbrella term for a variety of practices, philosophy, beliefs and

world-view. It is one of the most literally holistic approaches to life, physically,

mentally, emotionally, spiritually and more.  Candace is honored to participate,

practice and continually learn more about this ancient school of thought and life.

After recently relocating to Southeastern Vermont, Candace is seeking new

studio teaching opportunities in the Green Mountains, the Berkshires

and Southwestern New Hampshire. She began teaching at Putney Moves in

Putney, VT in July of 2019.

About Her Yoga Classes

TANTRIC HATHA YOGA & YOGA NIDRA

Tantric yoga focuses on linking dynamic movement and stillness with the breath, inviting an experience of strength and ease through unification of the physical and energetic bodies. An “all-in” and “yes, and” approach, Tantric yoga incorporates asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and else. She is also very passionate about Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation technique and restorative practice through guided savasana meditation. 

Candace’s classes celebrate both the mundane aspects of being in our beautiful, imperfect bodies, and also the sublime experiences those complex bodies can have. Class is taught to all ages, levels of experience and body types. 

Ayurveda 

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

Currently enrolled in the 2019 300-Hour Wellness Coach Certification through Katie Silcox's Shakti School, Candace will be certified to provide individual coaching on holistic wellness and nutrition starting in 2020 as part of her offerings as a yoga teacher, spiritual seeker and global community member. Ayurveda is a powerful sister science, and art, to the more commonly practiced yoga asana and meditation.

Student Testimonials

"I really loved, (and miss!), taking yoga classes with Candace whilst at the Vermont studio centre. Candace has a very peaceful but warm demeanor when teaching, and explains moves really well, so I was able to make progress with certain moves I haven't understood before in other classes!"

Marielle H.

Visual Artist & Educator, London, UK

"I had the pleasure of working with Candace as a yoga instructor at PAFA during the 2017-2018 school year. I cannot say enough good things about her as an instructor. She was knowledgeable, helpful, kind, warm and friendly. She always made the students feel comfortable. Her yoga classes were accessible for the beginner as well as the more seasoned student. I especially liked how she would ask at the beginning of class how everyone was feeling and if there was any particular part of the body that was feeling stressed or tension filled. She would then tailor the class to target this area of the body. I found Candace’s Yoga Nidra classes extremely beneficial to my stress level as a graduate student. Taking this class with her made me feel calmer and more centered. She fostered a sense of community by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. We started each Yoga Nidra session in a calm slow pace with lots of warm herbal teas and no rushing.  Candace leads with grace, poetry and a voice that is soothing and confident. Her guidance was thoughtful, spiritual and tranquil. I benefited from these sessions greatly. I always left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Candace is a very good teacher who gives clear direction in a welcoming and friendly manner."

 

Bernadette C.

MFA student, Philadelphia, PA

 

"Candace is a patient, nurturing and generous teacher who inspired me to explore myself and new forms of Yoga. No matter what class she’s teaching, Yoga Nidra or Tantra Flow, she maintains a consistent and high level of spirit and attention to her teaching that makes each student in her class feel as though she were speaking directly and only to them. I loved every class Candace taught!"

 

Jessalyn H.

Visual Artist, Portland, OR

"As a non-practitioner of yoga for many years despite years of hearing how wonderful it is, I took the plunge with Candace’s Yoga Nidra class as a resident at the Vermont Studio Center approximately two months ago. Being the high-strung and very anxious couch potato that I am, Yoga Nidra seemed to be the natural first step in my attempt at yoga. Candace made me feel very comfortable and welcome in the yoga studio, as I had to learn to set up my yoga space with my mat and blankets. Her gentle guidance and instruction throughout the process from the beginning to the end was able to help me relax even though I was worried that I was doing it incorrectly. The initial worry seemed to fade with her soothing and kind voice. Afterwards, I felt more rested, less stressed, and refreshed. Candace is an excellent and compassionate teacher, and I would highly recommend taking Yoga Nidra with her. I think I am going to have a hard time finding a teacher like Candace back here at home. She is just so wonderful!!"

 

Yoshie S.

Visual Artist, Los Angeles, CA

Where Candace has Taught* & Her Yoga Studio Communities

*The Vermont Studio Center

Johnson, VT

2019

*The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Co-Founder and Teacher of the Free Community Classes through "Yoga at PAFA"

Philadelphia, PA

2016-18

Wake Up Yoga

Philadelphia, PA

2016-2018

*Yoga Tree

San Francisco, CA

2013-2016

*Trulia Headquarters​

Teacher in the Employee Wellness Yoga Program

San Francisco, CA

2015-16

*AKQA

Teacher in the Employee Wellness Yoga Program

San Francisco, CA

2015

*deYoung Museum

Director and Teacher of the Employee Wellness Yoga Program

San Francisco, CA

2014-15

Yoga Garden of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

2008-2013

Twister's Yoga

Erdenheim, PA

2006-2008

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Candace Jensen

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