Jennifer Helland


Jennifer discovered yoga as a dancer in her young twenties. At her very first yoga class, the experience resonated so deeply within that she knew then how meaningful and important yoga was going to become in her life.

As a teacher, Jennifer encourages her students to listen in, practice from a place of abundance, open their hearts, and understand that there is no finish line. She first studied at Downward Dog Yoga Centre, completing their training program in 2004, and has been joyously teaching in Toronto and abroad ever since. In 2013, she completed Octopus Garden’s 300-hour teacher training program.

Jennifer feels blessed to teach at Octopus Garden while continuing to study and learn from Pat Harada Linfoot and Scott Davis. Her newest teachers are her children, Oslo, and Lille. They keep her in the present moment, riding the waves of life and embracing it all, from the most challenging to the most joyous times.