Live YOUR Fullest Life

Pathways to Wellness University offers online programs and groups to help women take charge of their own lives so they can feel good in their bodies and live fully.

How I Can Help You Live Your Fullest Life

The Self-Loved Woman Way

The Self-Loved Woman Way™️ helps stressed women move beyond emotional resilience to living a full and freely chosen life in alignment with who and how you want to be in the world- to live a life based in Self-Love.  This will help you:

✨  Feel good in your body

✨   Feel valued and respected at work

✨   Enjoy helping the people you serve

✨  Have time and energy to do fun things and things that bring you joy

✨  Live YOUR life YOUR way


Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga is an adjunctive treatment for PTSD and/or complex trauma.  It can help you heal from your past wounds and reconnect with your body so you can:

❦  More easily make healthy choices in your life

❦  Feel more at ease in your body

❦  Experience greater acceptance of yourself and your body

❦  Increase your connection to self and others


Meet Jen Barnes

I have a passion for helping women empower themselves to live fully and freely - embracing the way they want life to be instead of living and being the ways they are expected to.
Having been busy, overwhelmed, burned out, and unfulfilled both in my first career as an actuarial analyst and during a stint in community mental health, I love to help women find their way out of the life of "busy" and into a life that has meaning and fullness. 
I have a special passion for nurses and other healthcare workers as my mother and sisters are nurses, my aunt is an OT, and two aunts and I are social workers.  To say I grew up in a medical family is an understatement.  I know what it's like to be part of the broken healthcare system both witnessing it throughout my youth and experiencing it in adulthood.  And I also know how to feel good in spite of it and want others to be able to do the same.
I enjoy doing this in a variety of ways whether through my online courses, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes, virtual coaching, consulting with business and agencies, or through individual psychotherapy.  Having walked this path myself, it is exciting to companion women in their own journeys towards living their ideal life.  For more information about me and my credentials click here.

FREE Practice Videos to Calm Your Body and Mind

From my signature 15 minute Yoga Break to skills like 5-4-3-2-1 and volcano breathing to a five minute video of nature, SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel to calm your body and mind so you can feel grounded, emotionally regulated, clear, and focused.

What My Clients and Colleagues Say...

Cindy Dad

Between a pandemic and moving to another country, I have become extremely stressed, frazzled, and disorganized. I have not had the time or energy to establish meaningful connections or even services to help me at my new home. I am so grateful for Jen's online course to help me regain some connection with myself and find the necessary calm and focus that I needed The course is structured so well and the information is very well presented. I can also work at my own pace and time, which was important to me.

Lisa W

One of my biggest challenges is being able to quiet my mind - it seems to be going all the time, racing through a million thoughts all the time. The techniques you learn in working with Jen are so very helpful in learning to find stillness, put things into perspective and find a little peace. It takes practice and you need to commit to the process, but it helps so very much. As women, we seem to put our own self-care on the very last wrung of importance even when we achieve empty-nester status. Take some time, make yourself a priority and join this program. Jen’s teaching style makes the steps easy to follow and practice. This is time and money well spent. And when we are well cared for, we are better at caring for the ones we love.

Bea Doyle

Founder, Bhava Yoga Studio Albuquerque, NM

Rooted in the science of poly-vagal theory, practical in its approach and guided by Jen’s wisdom from years of experience, study and practice in clinical social work and yoga–find the grounded joy of being in balance through revealing awareness exercises, Jen’s clarifying tools for uncovering your ideal life, and yoga's calming breathing and movement practices. An added bonus of working with others in community plus feedback from Jen makes this course an important and necessary venture for these complex times.

Dr. Phil Bennett

Retired Psychologist, Life Coach

I have known Jen for years. She is a gifted therapist and teacher, because of both her intuition, and also her constant search for knowledge and truth. She is always learning and growing, which in my mind is a prerequisite for someone who is able to help others grow. She has explored multiple avenues of healing and works hard to provide a wholistic perspective on what it takes to heal and move forward through life. Jen is able to create space for others so they can discover themselves. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life, and are not sure you are living your best life, Jen can help. She has specialized in the body and trauma, and is capable of guiding you through whatever pain is in you story and life, and toward living authentically from your entire person.

Lori Kucharski, Ph.D.

AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist/Supervisor,
EMDRIA-Certified Therapist & Approved Consultant

Jen is skilled at helping stressed-out folks find peace in their bodies. Through her somatically-focused approach, she helps individuals heal and release trauma as they regain faith and trust in their bodies.

Learn how to live calmly, freely, and more fully.

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Learn how to live calmly, freely, and more fully.

Join me to receive weekly tips, practices, and more.