Jennifer Buergermeister, MA, MBA, C Ht, RYT – Director of Education and Outreach Strategy, Business Development, 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 – and later graduated from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP)/Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA, holding a MA in Transpersonal Psychology; and in 2014, completed a one-year program in 2013 at Rice University studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Finally, in 2019 after taking a few business courses “for fun” decided to apply to business schools in 2017, was accepted into Tulane, UH, and Illinois, and completed an MBA from The Gies Business School at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign specializing in Strategic Brand Management, Business Strategy, and Economics. I immensely enjoy learning and have a love for knowledge as a whole. I think the more that we begin to learn and know, we often come to realize how much we knew nothing, which is humbling. Learning broadly creates greater awarenesses about the world we live in – past, present, and future – and helps us realize how shifts may be needed from the roots of our upbringing, traditions, and culture to the businesses and leadership models that infiltrate our societies, countries, and accepted practices globally and locally regardless of where we physically stand. Consciousness is universal and omnipresent. The Earth too suffers when we are psychologically fragmented – individually and collectively.
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 Yogic Philosophy at Emery Weiner Upper School for two years. I co-authored a children’s book called the FUNdamentals of Breathing and Yoga released in 2012 and have released two DVDs found on Amazon.
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, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, YOUniverSoul, and Yoga for Health Training Conference. I also taught classes or courses at the Houston JCC, The Houstonian, The Good Space, Tomball College, Hadassah, Montrose Yoga Co-op, Rice University, Define: Body and Mind, and Beth Israel.