Jen Rolston

Jen Rolston

Jen was drawn to yoga in 2005 as an alternative to modern dance after becoming pregnant with her son. She attended the first yoga studio in Shepherdstown, falling in love with yoga philosophy, meditation, and the asanas as taught by Shanti Saagar founders Judy Jenner & JiJi Beckett. She has maintained a self-practice ever since, and began a consistent practice with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce in 2010. In 2018, she completed Jala Yoga’s 200HR Teacher Training then began her journey as a Jala Yoga instructor. She truly believes that yoga, meditation, and connecting with nature is the simplest path to a joyful life — not always the easiest, but definitely the simplest.

Jen lives in Leetown, WV with her son Sam, her husband Patrick, and the ‘King of Zen’ – their dog Henry. She is founder of Eden Design, a design & marketing firm, loves music, and enjoys long hikes and trail-runs and post-run IPAs. She is extremely grateful to all of the strong women & yogis in her life and is humbled to share this yogic lineage with others.

“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
—Leonard Cohen

Morning Dharma Challenge

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30am – 7:30am

We all seem to be operating at the speed of light and with all of our wonderful advances in technology that created gadgets to make our lives easier, our societal mantra seems to be “I just don’t have enough time.” If you had more time in your day, what would you do with it? Spend it with family & friends, take better care of your health, make home cooked meals, start and finish that project that you’ve been thinking about for years?

In Hal Elrod’s books The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Equation he offers a simple solution for creating more space in your life for the things that are important to you. Wake. Up. Earlier.

As with a lot of things in our yoga practice, the simplest things are not always the easiest. Until Christa challenged me two years ago to start the Miracle Morning challenge, I would sleep until the last possible moment and then rush rush rush through the rest of my day feeling totally depleted at the end.

Two years later, Christa and I still champion each other first thing in the morning and I’ve made great changes in my own life – including finishing yoga teacher training and starting to teach at Jala. I never would have believed that I would become a morning person but now it is my favorite part of the day!

The Challenge

So, I CHALLENGE YOU…if finding more space in your day sounds good to you, I challenge you to wake up early and start your day on Tuesdays and Thursdays with my Morning Dharma class. In 60 minutes, we stretch out our morning muscles, add in a flow to get the prana moving and end with a short meditation and savasana. To sweeten the deal, I invite you to bring a friend to the first class – for FREE*!

This is an all-levels class and starts promptly at 6:30 and ends promptly at 7:30 to get you on your way. Questions? Call or email me: 304-728-2508.

*Offer is good with one paying student (member, class card or drop-in) and only good for the friend’s first visit to this class. If they are currently a student at Jala they can still come to the first class for free.

Changing the world, one morning at a time.
—Hal Elrod, Author of The Miracle Morning