About Me

Ever since I was quite young, I was born 1960 and grew up in Switzerland and Sweden, I have been fascinated by human nature and been eager to understand and make sense of both myself and the people around me. My early years were quite bumpy, with many occasions to interpret my reality as something being wrong with me. I hid my wounds behind a cheerful and witty outside. The older I got the more difficult it became to live a lie and I self-medicated. Bulimia and rigorous physical activity became my mechanisms to cope with my pain, yet, I was also painfully aware of me not living fully and not living my truth. My quest for answers started, fueled by my longing to heal and understand:

What makes us tick & what makes us sick?  

How can we, and how do we dare, live and fully be who we are?

How do we blossom and live our life from the heart trusting, that no matter what, we are lovable, we are ok!

I started to look for practices that help us conquer the fear that we are nothing, that we are separate and that some day, someone will pop our bubble.....     After having gotten my masters degree at age 23, I moved to America looking for ways to heal my own wounded heart, soul and body. I wanted to find out how body, mind and soul affect each other, find an answer to why it can be so painful to be a human being. In America I hit bottom and got in touch with a many different therapeutic modalities and spiritual practices. My own healing process made a big leap and I wanted to pass on to others what had helped me and became a trained bodyworker. 1989 I met Gabrielle Roth and the 5Rhythms® for the first time. 5Rhythms® is the practice that deepened my understanding of self and I experienced profound healing which later led to me train to become a certified teacher.

Driven by a deep longing to love myself fully and to understand human nature on as many levels as possible my journey always continues!

In 2010 I  met Christian Pankhurst for the first time. From the very first moment I knew that I had hit gold, Christians teaching was not just for a weekend, but a joy-bringing practice for life! Ever since I have been part of the community, participating, practicing, studying, living Heart IQ! Creating a life I do not want to take a vacation from!

Heart IQ, living from the heart, is a transformative way of life, where I have been honored to supervise trainings and also offer my 5Rhythms® work at retreats, the Heart Summits and LRY.

Heart IQ Experience:

3,5 Day Retreats                                                  

  • Sweden – September 2010
  • Sweden – July 2011
  • Holland – December 2011
  • Holland – April 2012
  • Holland – August 2013
  • Holland – May 2014
  • Holland - March 2015 (Hot-Set Training Retreat)
  • Holland - May 2016

7 Day Deep Dive Retreats

  • Costa Rica – September 2011
  • Spain –September 2012
  • Spain –September 2013
  • Spain – August 2014
  • Spain - August 2015 

Heart Summits

  • Miami – July 2012
  • Amsterdam – December 2012
  • Amsterdam – December 2013
  • HeartIQ RetreatCenter - September 2016

Love Relationships & You Retreats / Insights to intimacy

  • Holland – September 2014
  • Holland - May 2016 (5days)

Training Events

  • Coach Training – Holland – April 2012
  • Heart IQ Coach Certification – Holland - December 2012 (Supervisor)
  • Facilitator Training – Holland - December 2012
  • Heart IQ Coach Certification – Holland - July 2013 (Supervisior)
  • Heart IQ Facilitator Certification (hot seat)  –  Holland - July 2013
  • Small Group Leadership Intensive – Holland – March 2014 (Supervisor)
  • Hot Seat – Holland – May 2014
  • LRY Coach Training – Holland – September 2014 
  • Large Group Leadership Intensive – Holland – October 2014 (Supervisor)
  • Small Group Leadership Intensive - Holland - March 2015 (Supervisor)
  • Hot-Set Training Retreat - Holland - March 2015
  •  CPT  Level 1 - live event - HeartIQ Retreat center- September 2016 (Supervisor)


Heart IQ Specialties:

  • Leadership Mastery Program Supervisor
  • Small Group Leadership Intensive Supervisor
  • Large Group Facilitator Intensive Supervisor
  • Certified Practitioner Training Supervisor
  • Heart IQ Relationship Coaching Specialty
  • Heart IQ Mastery Facilitator
  • Heart IQ Practitioner Level 3


University of Life, every breath, every experience, every human meeting, my parents, my parner, my children have been my greatest teachers, yet here are some of the other places where I have acquired knowledge:

  • International Bodybuilding Federation - Instructor (1982)
  • Umeå University Sweden,  MA of Arts in Language Education (1984)  and Drama Pedagogy (1996)
  • The Reiki Center Los Angeles - Reiki level 1 & 2 (1987)
  • Institute for psychostructural balancing, Santa Monica.USA - Massage Therapist -Classical Massage, trigger point work etc. (1987)
  • Body Mind Institute, Los Angeles, USA - Body Mind Integrator/ Postural Integrator – deep restructuring bodywork, Gestalt & Reichian (1989)
  • White Lotus Yoga Foundation,Santa Barbara, USA - Basic Hatha Yoga Instructor (1989)
  • Stanislav Grof, Hollotropic Breathwork, America and Europe (1990)
  • Master Miki Chong, Sweden- Tai Chi Long Chen Yang form  (1996)
  • Chinese Qi Gong and Tai Chi Center Sweden - medical Chi Gong Instructor (1998)
  • Thalamus, Uppsala , Sweden - Medicine for alternative practitioners (2002)
  • Gabrielle Roth & The Moving Center School, New York and San Francisco (1989 and onwards)  - Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher (2008)
  • DOCH University of Dance and Circus Stockholm - Dance with focus on special education (2011)
  • Tej Steiner - Heart Circle Process & Facilitator Training (2012)
  • Christian Pankhurst , HeartIQ Academy,  HeartIQ Coach & Facilitator (2012/2013)
  • Jonathan Horan & 5Rhythms Global - 5Rhythms Heartbeat Level Certificaton (2014/2015)


In all that I bring into this world,

whether it is being with my family and friends or showing up as a teacher of the 5Rhythms®, Heart IQ Coach, Heart Circle facilitator, Inspirational Speaker, bodywork practitioner or teaching school (theatre, drama & communication)

I have one intention, to create a safe space for growth and self-exploration,to be a messenger of love, to give everyone I come in touch with the possibility to experience that each and every one of us is worth and worthy to be loved! That no matter what, life is a gift worth living!

I long to share the tools with you that have enabled me to, most of the time, show up, be present, be clear, heart-centered, connected, embodied and authentic.

Contact me for:

Individual Coaching (live and online)

Relationship Coaching (live and online)

Coaching and Training in Groups (live and online)

Heart IQ Introduction Days and Multi-day Workshops & Retreats

5Rhythms® Classes and Workshops

Teambuilding for Professional Groups








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What Others Say

Sanjay Karia Independent Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional I had the pleasure of dancing with Jenny over a two year period. The dancing journey was intense and challenging, beautiful and expansive. I found Jenny to be a truly original and powerful woman. Her dance describes well who she is in the world and the passion and commitment she has the people she works with. I would recommend her wholeheartedly, and feel honoured to call her a friend and colleague

Evangelos Diavolitsis CMC Evangelos Diavolitsis CMC Regional VP - Money Coaching Institute & CEO of Money Evolution Jenny Knecht is an energetic, insightful and compassionate 5Rhythms movement facilitator. She is committed to being of service to her students and consistently strives to provide classes that simultaneously challenge and support participants to overcome adversity and live in a grounded present state of mind, free of delusions from the past or future. I would recommend her classes to anyone wishing to transcend the limitations of their own mind and body.

Beverley Rilatt-Richardson Owner at Feminine and Powerful Jenny is a vibrant and experienced teacher of the 5Rhythms method. I have enjoyed working personally with her and can heartily recommend her as a teacher who inspires enthusiasm and a love of dance in her pupils, whatever their previous experience. She understands her medium so well and any pupil would be fortunate to have her as a teacher of 5Rhythms!

Cat Virzi Cat Virzi Facilitator/Group Coach at Heart IQ Academy I was captivated by Jenny's poise and charisma the first time I got to know her on video. Then I experienced her work live, with hundreds of others in a dance/embodiment event at the Heart Summit. WOW! She is a masterful large group facilitator and guide. I have since had the joy of working with Jenny and experiencing her coaching, and she is equally masterful in guiding clients fearlessly, fiercly, into the heart to live masterfully.

Eliezer Sobel Eliezer Sobel Author Jenny is a great teacher and facilitator of the 5Rhythms movement practice. We trained together to be certified, and she stands out in my mind as one of the most open and insightful and talented teachers in our group of 80.