Episode 4 — Jen Shinall

It was my pleasure to recently sit down with Jen Shinall.

She is a Hot Yoga Plus yoga instructor and assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School (from where she also graduated with a dual JD-PhD Law and Economics program degree).

I’d taken many yoga classes from Jen over the last few years.  I appreciated her many insights as a yoga teacher, but found myself curious about additional elements of her life experience.  I asked if she might want to put a podcast interview together.  She graciously agreed.  We chatted it out last week on an especially hot Nashville summer afternoon.  (You know it’s hot when the hot yoga instructor is commenting on the heat.)

Topics of our talk included:  her yogic journey (in addition to regular instruction at the studio, she is a featured workshops leader around the city), the trouble with barbecue in Boston (when you are a Memphis native), and Jen’s acclaimed research on labor practices in the United States pertaining to obesity discrimination in women (she has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and many other popular and academic publications).

Jen’s Vanderbilt information and also her vitae.

Information about classes at Hot Yoga Plus.


So enjoyed this conversation.  As I might have predicted, I learned a lot.

To go directly to the podcast file, click here.

Also available in iTunes under The Attentionist podcast.