Jenn Gelfand, DPT, RYT
Jenn received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2008. Upon graduation, she worked in a hospital outpatient orthopedic center in Boston. In 2011, she and her husband, also a physical therapist, embarked on an adventure to travel the country while working in a variety of settings. In 2013, they were drawn to the Portland area for its rich community, amazing outdoor accessibility and proximity to family.
Jenn has continued to enhance her skills by specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation to complement her extensive experience in orthopedics and movement quality-based therapies. A passionate yogi, Jenn received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Well Heart Yoga School in August 2015.
Jenn is also a yoga teacher at Jade Integrated Health. Her teaching is authentic and playful drawing from her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to create a safe and intentional practice for her students. Her yoga journey began over a decade ago when she took her first power Vinyasa class in 2007. She was recovering from a running injury and seeking an alternative way to manage stress and remain active. She began to appreciate how yoga has the ability to create strength, flexibility and transformation of our mind, body and soul. It aligns us with gratitude for the present moment and inspires us to lead healthier more purposeful lives. Over the past 10 years, she has practiced many styles of yoga in various studios throughout the country. Jenn completed her 200hr teacher certification with Leslee Clark of Well Heart Yoga School in Falmouth Maine in 2015 and Yoga Assistant Training with Sue Jones and Ray Mucci of Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2011 and 2017. Jenn believes yoga is truly a gift and feels incredibly grateful to share it with this community.
With the desire to help achieve wellness for her patients, Jenn utilizes her passion for yoga in a holistic approach to healing injury. She combines manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and education in order to restore healthy, pain-free movement patterns and to improve function and wellbeing. Jenn is grateful to be a member of the Jade team and contribute to this community.
She enjoys cycling, yoga and hiking and lives in Scarborough with her husband and their two young children, Hailey and Caiden.