Author: Jennie Barnes

Jennie Barnes Jennie Barnes (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Mayo Medical School


Jennie is a Class of 2015 Mayo Med student interested (so far) in OBGYN and family medicine. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!) where she studied women’s health, medical anthropology and Spanish. When not in class or clinic, Jennie likes to practice yoga, run, bike, and generally just be outside, experiment with new recipes, throw dinner parties, and spend time with her husband-to-be. Fun facts: Jennie was also a competitive figure skater and a birth doula before med school.




Yoga and Medicine: What Med Students Should Know About this Ancient Health Practice

Why should future physicians know about yoga? Yoga is an ancient health science based on the experimental and experiential. The physical postures and meditative practices of yoga developed through thousands of years of intent study of the body’s responses to particular postures and meditations. Many patients have already caught on to yoga as a form of mental and physical self-care and preventive health. If we adequately understand yoga, we can seize an opportunity to encourage the …

Jennie Barnes Jennie Barnes (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Mayo Medical School


Jennie is a Class of 2015 Mayo Med student interested (so far) in OBGYN and family medicine. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!) where she studied women’s health, medical anthropology and Spanish. When not in class or clinic, Jennie likes to practice yoga, run, bike, and generally just be outside, experiment with new recipes, throw dinner parties, and spend time with her husband-to-be. Fun facts: Jennie was also a competitive figure skater and a birth doula before med school.