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Jennifer Tipton- Yoga


Jennifer has passion, patience, and a deep commitment to helping others be the best they can be. With 20 years of experience teaching fitness and movement, she enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga with students of all ages and back grounds.


   Jennifer holds an M.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology. In 2010 she started traveling around the country training yoga teachers with YogaFit, Intl and in 2016 started her own 200 hour yoga school, Get Zen School of Yoga. Jennifer was adjunct faculty in the Exercise Science Department at Miramar College from 2017-2018. She is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and a C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) and has completed teacher trainings with Ganga White, Shiva Rea and Judith Lasater and continues to further her education with other master teachers. She is excited about combining her passions for yoga and travel as co-founder of Yoga Pilates Travel Retreats.


    An ambitious traveler with insatiable curiosity, Jennifer has explored over forty countries around the world. She also has a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies from SDSU and speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. With an emphasis in safety, she encourages each individual to honor his or her own pace and comfort level. She live in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, and cat Joy. 

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Vanessa Mayer- Pilates


Vanessa's fitness philosophy centers on the concept that anybody and everybody can benefit from Pilates and yoga training, due to each practice’s unique strengthening and flexibility concepts.


Vanessa is the owner of VM Pilates, a boutique reformer Pilates studio in La Jolla. She received her certification in the Satori method of reformer Pilates from Jake Holmes and Moji Austell of Pilates of La Jolla and studied Yoga in San Diego, CA. 


Vanessa co-founded “Yoga and Pilates Travel” with Jennifer Tipton. Together they host mind/body retreats internationally, in exotic locations such as Costa Rica, Bermuda, and Belize.


Vanessa has an adventurous spirit and is passionate about travel. She even hosted an international retreat while 32 weeks pregnant with her son Jordan!  Sharing her love of Pilates, yoga, and travel with others is a dream come true for her.  As a retreat leader, the connection she feels with her students, with distant cultures, and with nature itself is truly magical.

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