Jennifer Buergermeister, MA, MBA, C Ht, RYT – Director of Education and Outreach, Wellness Specialist, Writer, Lecturer/Adjunct, Yogini
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love to write and share concepts pertaining to psychology, relationships, yoga, and well-being. I am a journalist and program director who writes screenplays and articles for various blog sites, newspapers, and magazines. I also founded Breathe the Cure, Inc. which facilitates programs for children and adults supporting the vision for wellness and founded Jennyoga and the Texas Yoga Conference. Click here to meet Jenny.
After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree – B.S. Psychology with emphasis in Biology, minor in Anthropology and B.A Journalism, minor Speech Communication – I later graduated from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)/Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA, and holds a MA in Transpersonal Psychology and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
“Traditional psychology is interested in a continuum of human experience and behavior ranging from severe dysfunction, mental and emotional illness at one end, to what is generally considered “normal”, healthy behavior at the other end and various degrees of normal and maladjustment in between. While an exact definition of Transpersonal Psychology is the subject of debate, Transpersonal Psychology is a full spectrum psychology that encompasses all of this and then goes beyond it by adding a serious scholarly interest in the immanent and transcendent dimensions of human experience: exceptional human functioning, experiences, performances and achievements, true genius, the nature and meaning of deep religious and mystical experiences, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and how we might foster the fulfillment of our highest potentials as human beings.” -ITP
In 2014, I also completed a one-year program in 2013 at Rice University studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
I began practicing yoga in 1992 and have studied Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara, Forrest, and Ayurveda + South Indian martial arts yoga with Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri, David Williams, Robert Boustany, Jonny Kest, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Ana Forrest and Scott Blossom respectfully. In many ways, yoga became my life, a huge part of me. That is why the “y” is shared in Jennyoga.
I am blessed to teach three undergraduate courses at Rice University, and three psychology courses at the College of Health Care Professions. I also taught two online courses in Neurobiology and Biomechanics for design graduate students at Boston Architectural College and Emery Weiner Upper School for two years. I co-authored a children’s book called the FUNdamentals of Breathing and Yoga released in 2012.
I have given public presentations at the Gulf Coast Green Conference, YMCA, Pennzoil Oil Co, Dow Chemical, Price WaterHouseCooper, Jewish Women’s Federation, Unity Church, Incarnate Word, Texas Yoga Conference, Om Vibrations, Yoga Month Health Festival 2008 in Austin, Telluride Yoga Festival, Interfaith Ministries, Yoga Round-up and the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference. I also taught classes or courses at the Houston JCC, The Houstonian, The Good Space, Tomball College, Hadassah, & Beth Israel.