Jennifer Brilliant, Yoga Therapist, Personal Trainer

About Jennifer

Jennifer Brilliant has over 30 years of experience guiding people in athletic, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body is drawn from the Pilates method, the Alexander technique, BodyMind Ballwork, and Integrative Yoga Therapy, as well as 10 years as a professional modern dancer with Jennifer Muller/The Works.

Jennifer has been teaching in studios, homes and offices throughout New York City and Europe since 1985. She was the Director of OM Yoga Center’s Teacher Training programs from 2000 – 2005. Under her careful eye, dozens of graduates have become OM-certified yoga teachers. Whether working with other teachers, teens, or adult students at any level, Jennifer’s teaching is always guided by love, compassion, and the deep insight honed by many years of experience.

Jennifer’s studio offers classes in a beautiful, intimate setting in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She also lovingly directs Beyond Brilliant, a team of carefully selected teachers that works with clients both one on one and in the workplace.

Jennifer is also the author of Doga—Yoga for Dogs! She has contributed to other books, including Joyful Birth—A Spiritual Path To Motherhood and Start Your Own Personal Training Business.

Find out more about Jennifer's certifications as well as her ongoing study.

Certifications

  • Certified Yoga Therapist(C-IAYT), International Association of Yoga Therapists
    February 2017
  • Integrated Movement Therapy, Teen Level 1
    June 2015
  • Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Integrative Yoga Therapy
    September 2014
  • OM yoga Women Cancer Survivors Teacher Training (y4c=Yoga 4 Cancer)
    May 2012
  • Integrated Movement Therapy, Children Level 1
    May 2012
  • Bodymind Ballwork
    March 2005, November 2016
  • Relax and Renew Trainer
    May 2005
  • E-RYT 500 & YACEP, Yoga Alliance
    January 2002
  • Founding Board Member of New York Yoga Teachers Association
    January 2000
  • Current ACE Certifications:
    Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Gold Certified
    Since September 2000
    Group Fitness Instructor
    Since February 1991
  • Current CPR Certification
    Issued February 2016
  • IDEA Personal Trainer Member
    Since 1992
  • Chairman of the Association of Personal Trainers
    1995-1998

Yoga Teaching

  • Public, private, corporate and group classes
    Ongoing since 1998
  • Long Island University, Adjunct Professor, Dance Department
    September 2006 – Present
  • YogaShantiNYC, NY
    Jan-June 2015
  • Jaya Yoga East, Brooklyn, NY
    May-July 2012, Special Teacher Training Workshops
  • Maha Padma Yoga Temple, NYC
    October-December 2012
  • OM Teacher Training, NYC
    1998-2005
  • OM Teacher Training, Midtown Yoga, Memphis, TN
    February 2002, March 2003, February 2004, March 2005, April 2006
  • Yoga Brilliance & Teacher Training, Midtown Yoga, Memphis, TN
    February 2002, March 2003, February 2004, March 2005, May 2008
  • Long Island Yoga Association, Farmingdale, NY
    September 2000, November 2002, September 2006, January 2009, January 2013, January 2014, January 2015, January 2016
  • Cold Spring Harbor Lab Workshops, NY
    January 2002, October 2002, March 2003, February 2006
  • Yoga for Scoliosis Workshop, OM Yoga Center, NY
    September, 2002
  • Enhancing Your Home Practice, OM Yoga Center, NY
    October 2002
  • Solutions for Tight or Injured Hamstrings. OM Yoga Center
    October 2004, January 2006. JCC Manhattan October 2007
  • Jaya Yoga Workshop for Teachers, Brooklyn, NY
    January 2001
  • Inner Spirit Workshop, Northport, NY
    January 2001
  • Deepening Your Practice, Healing BodyWorks, NY
    June 1999, February 2000

Yoga Study

  • Genny Kapuler
    Ongoing
  • Kriya Yoga Immersion, Glenn Black
    May 2016
  • Body, Voice, Consciousness, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
    May 2010
  • Advanced Yoga Immersion, Glenn Black
    May 2009
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Geshe Michael Roach
    February 2006, March 2007, November 2007, November 2008
  • Yoga Sutras, Geshe Michael Roach
    February 2004, August 2004, February 2005, August 2005
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Judith Lasater
    May 2005
  • Contact Yoga, Nicole Ohme
    October 2004
  • Kinetic Awareness Affliate Training
    July 2004
  • Advanced Intensive, John Friend
    June 2004
  • NY Therapy Training, John Friend
    June 2004
  • Sensory Anatomy of the Knee, Genny Kapuler, NY
    April 2004
  • Sacroiliac Sprains and Lumbar Scoliosis, Ellen Saltonstall & Dr. Christine Benner, NY
    February 2004
  • Barbara Benaugh, OM Yoga Center
    December 2003, December 2004, December 2005
  • Yoga For Scoliosis (Teacher Training), Elise Miller, OM Yoga Center
    November 2003
  • Teacher Training, Rodney Yee, OM yoga center, NY
    November 2003
  • Supple Joints, Irene Dowd, NY
    September 2003
  • Ramanand Patel, OM Yoga Center
    September 2003, September 2005
  • Ramanand Patel, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA
    September 2003
  • Teacher Training, Rodney Yee
    October 2000, August 2005
  • Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden, Lighten Up Yoga, Asheville, NC
    July 2000
  • Ramanand Patel, Hampshire Yoga, Amherst, MA
    July 2000
  • Rodney Yee and Mary Paffard, California
    September 1999
  • Anusara Yoga Therapy, John Friend, NY
    April 1999
  • Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden, Isles Mujeres, Mexico
    March 1999
  • Rodney Yee, Hollyhock, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
    September 1998
  • Private Teacher Training, Cyndi Lee, NYC                                                    Spring 1998

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