I believe the universe works in magical ways . . .
& I don’t think it’s an accident that you found your way here . . .
I know what it’s like to be a hardworking, creative type that longs for confidence & freedom; yearning to strut with a vibrantly fit body & a career that makes you psyched to get out of bed in the morning . . . wanting deeper connections to the people you love & to trust that there’s more to life than the mundane.
I know how it feels to believe you were put on this planet for reasons beyond the constant worry of WTF you’re doing, obsessively thinking about food, or feeling that lingering judgement from the almighty scale or full length mirror . . .
I know because I’ve been there. Imagine finally feeling empowered and thriving.
I’m Jen Gens, a certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher, & Sound Therapy Healer with a background in psychology, nutrition, & fitness. I have a deep-rooted passion for empowering women to love their bodies, calm their minds, & feel a deeper sense of purpose & connection.
I was a Division-1 athlete & got a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Environmental Science from Boston College. Even though I didn’t totally get it then, I’ve always been highly interested in understanding how we build harmonious relationships interpersonally, to our environment as a whole, & to ourselves. As a musician, artist, & dancer at heart, I genuinely appreciate how our creative outlets play a deeper role in strengthening our inner soul’s connection.
I know what it’s like to be an ambitious, courageous spirit with a deep heart that beats the to rhythm of your own drum . . . but has also felt lost & confused.
I’ve always had an authentically wild heart, but for most of my life felt so insecure about how I “should” be living life & what I “should” look like that I essentially hid.
After a series of (all too common) Life traumas, I developed unhealthy patterns of disordered eating and a body image full of hurtful judgement. I thought the numbers on a scale had the right to tell me my self worth.
For years I checked-out rather than in.
My relationships with partners lacked depth & I was socially attached to alcohol & getting high. Still obsessed with wanting to be a certain shape, I drank the green smoothies, worked out like a hamster on a wheel, but still felt tired, bloated, & unsatisfied.
Then things started to change...
Feeling lost & at an all time low, working a job that felt unfulfilling, I followed a thread of intuition & discovered Raja Yoga & Ayurvedic Wellness.
In my training I began to peel back the layers I had been hiding behind. I gained practical tools for understanding energy & building healthier relationships to my food, body, & mind. The deeper I went the more I realized just how much healing I had to do as I practiced the art of tuning-in over the next decade.
By tuning-in we allow the chance to honor the deepest parts of ourselves, even during our biggest challenges & hardest traumas . . . because as you know, life is full of them.
My passions for going deeper strengthened my meditation practice & lead me to the immense benefits of crystal sound therapy. As my interest in creating harmony increased so did my education. I became a certified Holistic Health Coach to further understand nutrition, cravings, & habit change. I continued my education in psychology & as I combined my schooling with the integrative modalities, things really started to dramatically shift.
I finally felt like I was the one in control of my life rather than obsessive food habits or other people’s opinions that made me feel bad about myself. I was able to flourish in other ways.
As I was starting to feel more free and alive, the universe tested me in a big way.
In 2016 I was downhill mountain biking at the end of a sunny July day and feeling tired, I pushed past my intuitive urge to rest & went for just one more ride. I later woke up hospitalized with a near fatal injury. I had broken my spine in 7 different places including my neck, had 5 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, & a major concussion among other injuries.
In the doctor’s words, “you’re incredibly lucky to be walking . . . lucky to be alive.” How genuinely true those words are.
I had to relearn how to appreciate my body, brain, & soul on a whole new level. I had the opportunity to test out the tool set I had developed & go even deeper. During the extensive healing process I went through many transitions. Combine with my vulnerable state of repair, these challenges became a catalyst for me to explore the darkest parts of my deepest fears.
I decided to face my demons, shake their hands, and get real.
As I was clearing out the heavy energy of past traumas, embodying lessons of self-love & acceptance, the Universe gave me an even greater challenge . . .
Seven months to the day after my own hospitalization, my mother took a tragic fall. In an instant she became paralyzed, losing functional abilities from the neck down. This fatal event greatly magnified my understanding of just how precious life truly is & how important it is to live the life we truly want right now.
The tools & practices were vital during this time yet I exponentially learned so much more. The most important thing I ultimately learned was just how deeply incredible the powers of love are. We have the capacity to love others to profound expanses & yet we often don’t allow our own self this opportunity.
Now it is my mission to help women embody that deep love & create sustainable habit change to have the life & body they dream of.
Allow yourself the chance to reclaim your purpose & feel the freedom of thriving so that you can finally show up for what you truly want in this life . . . to break free from all the insecurities, feel more confident in your body & satisfied in your soul . . . because deep down you know your dreams are worth it!
Ready to embody the sexy badass you know you are meant to be? Ready to finally do the thing, make some shifts & create some lasting change!? Right here right now?
Let’s make it happen! Sign up for a FREE 45-minute Catalyst session below so that you can finally feel lighter . . . so that you can show up to be the creative inspiration you know you are meant to be for yourself and others!