Jennifer Allen is currently documenting the Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle‘a, for a book to be published by Patagonia in Fall 2017. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, “Better Get Your Angel On,” published by Alfred A. Knopf (1989), and a memoir, “Fifth Quarter: the Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter, Random House (2000). As a journalist, her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, George, ESPN.com and PLAY. Her personal essays have anthologized in "Because I Said So," "Paris On The Mind," and The Library of America's "Football, Great Writing About the National Sport." She's also written for HBO’s ARLI$$ and was an on-air reporter for NFL Network and Emmy Award-winning NFL Films.
For twenty-five years now, a daily yoga practice has remained the anchor in her life. She currently teaches in Los Angeles, with a focus on working with elite athletes. Jennifer grew up in the National Football League -- her father was a head coach -- a perspective that has allowed her to appreciate and understand the physical and mental demands of competitive sports. She brings that knowledge to the mat, teaching yoga to athletes from various sports, including lacrosse, football, soccer, volleyball, baseball and most recently, the #1 ranked USC tennis team.