Jennifer Allen documented the three-year Worldwide Voyage of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle‘a, in a book 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, and a memoir, “Fifth Quarter: the Scrimmage of a Football Coach’s Daughter" Random House. As a journalist, Jennifer's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, George, Buzz, ESPN.com, NFL.com and PLAY. Her 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 has 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 creative life. Jennifer currently teaches in Los Angeles, with a focus on working with elite athletes and teams. She grew up in the National Football League -- her father was a head coach -- a perspective that allowed her to appreciate and understand the physical and mental demands of athletic competition. She brings that knowledge into the sessions, teaching yoga to athletes of various sports, including baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and most recently, the USC tennis team.