Director + Chief Wellness Officer + Artist
Hi. I’m Jen. I have always believed yoga and mindful practices are like the art I create: a boundless expression of passion, grace, imagination and strength. I am a certified yoga instructor, E-RYT, and continuing education provider with Yoga Alliance. As a Mindful teacher, I emphasize the physical, intellectual and emotional benefits of creativity, yoga and mindfulness both in personal practice and integrated into our daily lives. My styles include: vinyasa, hatha, yin, Iyengar, restorative, prenatal, zazen, vipassana, and a variety of meditation practices.
As a professional artist/designer, I create to inspire others - often spiritual imagery and abstract expressionism through mixed media printmaking and graphic design. My work is used in home décor, product design, licensing and exhibitions. I have been juried into many acclaimed exhibitions nationwide.
The CV stuff: I have a BFA in Graphic Design and a Master’s Degree in the Business of Art and Design and was one of twenty students nationwide chosen to pioneer an MBA focused program for entrepreneurial artists at The Maryland Institute College of Art. I am a certified yoga and meditation instructor, E-RYT and have studied with Cyndi Lee, David Nichtern, Gina Norman, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, and Jillian Pransky among many others.
Mix all the above in a tall, frosted glass and today I am the director of Majestic Hudson Exploratory Arts, Yoga & Mindful Experiences, Reflectjen® Style, teach yoga, mindfulness and art and design regularly, as well as consult for spiritual entrepreneurs and organizations I believe in. You can view my creative portfolio here.
I have lived in Manhattan, in the mountains, and by the sea... and now pretty much spend all of my time gallivanting around the Hudson Valley from Westchester to the Capital Region. I would like to be the next spiritual Martha Stewart but I tend to act more like Tinker Bell at a Grateful Dead Concert - Singing Songs, casting Lovingkindness spells and always equipped with glitter and glue and ink. I’m basically a chic nomad following her bliss.
It makes my day, when I make someone else’s day.
Current favorites places in the New York Hudson Valley:
Olana, Hudson – The historic home and art studio of Fredric Edwin Church
Bonicou Crag, New Paltz – Forever a rock scrambler!
Millbrook Winery, Milbrook – Can you say Vinefera?
The Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook – a historical project of mine back in the day
Creative Arts Therapist
Diane is a licensed creative arts therapist, board certified, registered art therapist who specializes in, sensory/tactile and fine and gross motor skill focused exploratory art experientials for individuals ages 2-100 with ASD, IDD, DD, LD, medical developmental disabilities, ADHD, Retts Syndrome, Down Syndrome, expressive language delays and those with emotional and behavioral challenges.
724 Wolcott Ave. - Beacon, NY 12508
For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.
2188 Bruynswick Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589
Housed in a historic farmhouse built in 1740, Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in the Hudson Valley is known not only for it’s warm, welcoming atmosphere and hosts, but it’s superior pet friendly policy. Located about 25 minutes north of Beacon, NY and 2 hours north of NYC we are located at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge.
14 Mary's Way, Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
The Garrison Institute was founded on the belief that action in the world is more compassionate and more effective when infused with the wisdom and skill cultivated in contemplative practices. Overlooking the Hudson River in a beautifully renovated former Capuchin monastery, the Institute convenes and supports those who are exploring the wisdom, values and insight gained through contemplative practices to catalyze personal and social transformation.
337 E Main St, Mt Kisco, NY 10549
What is Beehive? A boutique featuring the work of independent designers from around the US with a focus on handcrafted & unique modern design. We're a hub for creativity and a respite from the mundane.
26 Wing Rd, Millbrook, NY 12545
Called “the Hudson Valley’s flagship winery” by The New York Times and “a great place to visit” by The Wall Street Journal. Millbrook Vineyards is conveniently located in the magnificent Hudson River Valley just 1.5 hours from both New York City and Albany. It is a glorious place to visit any time of year for a tour and wine tasting.
333 N Bedford Rd # 219, Mt Kisco, NY 10549
FOCUSED ON YOU. SMC East delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from Saw Mill Club in a state-of-the-art fitness center – making it an outstanding membership option for individuals, couples and seniors.
2 Depot PLZ #201a, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
SPACE Yoga was founded by Celia Hirsch as an answer to her vision of an intimate studio offering a distinctively clear approach to classic yoga. She recognized that the practice of yoga is vast in its knowledge and broad in its every day application. A strong believer that knowledge is power she was determined to teach in a way that anyone could understand. For her, yoga is an art to master and a lifestyle to adopt.