Santosha Yoga and Wellness
Santosha Yoga and Wellness

  • About

    Santosha

    Santosha is a Sanskrit word meaning "contentment." It is the practice of being grateful for each moment of our lives.


    "From contentment comes supreme happiness."

    -English translation of Yoga Sutra II.41 from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S. Iyengar


    The mission of Santosha Yoga and Wellness is to make yoga accessible wherever you are on your journey, so that you can find your own true happiness.

    Jen Johnson

    Years ago, I first turned to yoga for active recovery from a physically demanding running schedule and for a way to calm my mind from the daily stresses of being a classroom teacher in Baltimore City.  As I practiced over the years, my love for yoga grew, and with it came a sense of self-love and gratitude for the world. I felt myself becoming more patient, compassionate and kind in learning that we all want the same thing out of life: happiness. 


    I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2017 at Pilgrimage of the Heart in San Diego, California. The yoga classes I offer provide techniques to calm the mind, focus on the breath and proper physical alignment to ensure a safe practice while cultivating your own sense of gratitude for this life. 


    Jen is RYT® 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. She is CPR and AED certified and has liability insurance for teaching yoga.

    Yoga Certifications

    • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Pilgrimage of the Heart, San Diego, CA
    • Inclusivity Training for Yoga: Building Community through Compassion 6-week course with Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PHD
    • 25-hour Young Warriors Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Danielle Barbeau Cook CKYT
    • 14-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with POTH
    • 25-hour Asanas for Autism and Special Needs (Level 1) with Shawnee Thornton Hardy