Jeremy walking in Bodh Gaya, India—where the Buddha achieved enlightenment—in September 2018.

Jeremy walking in Bodh Gaya, India—where the Buddha achieved enlightenment—in September 2018.

Namaste!

I am an author, yoga teacher, and college professor living in State College, Pennsylvania.

I love old books, trees big and small, and my cat Dewey; my favorite smell in the world is coffee. I enjoy traveling the world with my brilliant wife Anna Sunderland Engels.

In my academic life as an Associate Professor of Rhetoric in the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State University, and in my life as a yoga teacher and one of the co-founders of Yoga Lab Studio in State College, I attempt to better understand the causes of contemporary suffering so that I can help my students address and overcome this suffering in their lives and the lives of others.